Chapter 8

Security as an Ongoing Process


If you have successfully implemented a firewall, a network analysis and reporting system, and an intrusion detection system (IDS), I would like to tell you your job is done, and that you can head over to the coffee shop. Sadly, this isn’t true. Securing your network and systems is only the first step of an ongoing process. Without consistent and conscious effort, an otherwise secure infrastructure will devolve into an insecure one. ...

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