CHAPTER 1

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The Scope of Security

Security. An incredibly overloaded word in the IT world. It means so many different things in so many different contexts, but in the end, it is all about protecting sensitive and valuable resources against malicious usage.

In IT, we have many layers of infrastructure and code that can be subject to malicious attacks, and arguably we should ensure that all these layers get the appropriate levels of protection.

Of course, the growth of the Internet and the pursuit of reaching more people with our applications have opened more and more doors to cyber criminals trying to access these applications in illegitimate ways. ...

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