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Security+ Training Guide by Todd King

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Introduction

Many certifications are worthy of pursuit in today's networking environment. However, security is probably one of the most interesting, dynamic, and challenging. The modern network is a complex mesh of different components with one purpose: to make resources available to legitimate users. Unfortunately, over the last decade, access to networks by unauthorized users has grown at an exponential rate. We develop and deploy equipment and applications so quickly to meet the demands of the computer consumer (both business and home consumers alike) that we do not have the time to properly test and secure these components. The result is that our networks are at risk.

The risk is not just from a professional hacker. (Hacker is a name commonly ...

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