Introduction

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Book Overview and Audience

Organization and Orientation

Emphasis on Risk

BOOK OVERVIEW AND AUDIENCE

While hardware thefts and network-based vulnerabilities always seem to take the front seat in the minds of security strategists and business executives, physical attacks against personal area networks (PANs) have been growing in variety, simplicity, and severity. Universal Serial Bus (USB) attacks top these concerns due to wide adoption and because they are nearly effortless to build, deploy, and execute. When combined with the U3 or other portable platform technologies, they leave minimal if any indication of an infiltration. It is no longer necessary for a malicious insider to risk being caught accessing ...

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