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Router Security Strategies: Securing IP Network Traffic Planes by David J. Smith - CCIE No. 1986, Gregg Schudel - CCIE No. 9591

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Foreword

In the past 20 years, networks moved from archane (ARPANET) to everywhere (wireless hotspots), and with that adoption came its use in health care systems, airplanes, commerce, video communications, telephony, storage, and interactive sports just to name a few.

Networking went from the data center, to the service provider, to our neighborhoods, to our homes. To say that network security is an “important topic” is such an understatement, to me, because it fails to call out the disparity between host security—where many dollars are spent—to network security—where little is spent. How is that possible given how vital networks are today, and why is this happening?

Instead of answering that question here, embrace for a moment that network ...

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