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IT Security Risk Control Management: An Audit Preparation Plan by Raymond Pompon

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© Raymond Pompon 2016

Raymond Pompon, IT Security Risk Control Management, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2140-2_17

17. Network Security

Raymond Pompon

(1)Seattle, Washington, USA

People must communicate. They will make mistakes, and we will exploit them.

—James Clapper

Imagine a network worm using a variety of attacks to infect the most popular operating system on the Internet. The author of the worm was so technically skilled that within hours of being launched, it infected one out of ten machines on the Internet. It was called the Morris worm1 after its creator Robert Morris, a computer scientist. The worm hit in 1988, before some people in the security field were even born.

Soon after, network worms plagued the first decade of commercial Internet usage . ...

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