Introduction

Welcome to Maximum Security, Fourth Edition. This introduction covers the following topics:

Why Did We Write This Book?

The Maximum Security series, which debuted in 1997, has thus far enjoyed relative success. I use the term “relative success,” because security title sales have historically trickled, rather than gushed. For altering this and fostering a new market, the editors at Sams deserve kudos. Their insights have proven providential: Today, Maximum Security titles sell in five countries, five languages, and on four continents. Furthermore, the Maximum Security series has inspired many fine similar books from seasoned security professionals here and abroad.

The success of the Maximum Security series is no mystery. Security has ...

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