Chapter 5. Internal Security


The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is to let him show himself what he is, and steal out of your company.

 --William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

This chapter focuses on securing your network from the inside, with the assumption that all your external security efforts are in vain if the inside security is a pushover. Secondly, because “inside jobs” are rarely pretty or welcome, this chapter details some practices that avoid—in the best case—and detect and punish—in the worst case—an intruder in your midst.

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