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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Security for Business

At the end of the day, for all or most of us, computer security is about the security of our business. Be it the PC mail server in your basement, an e-commerce Web site, or a national data center, computer security is about securing our businesses—letting in authorized people, allowing authorized actions, and keeping everyone else out. In all cases, we have to defend our systems against all known attacks. But an attacker needs only to find a single overlooked mistake, a single misconfiguration, and voilá! All your hard work goes down the drain. Half measures don’t work in the field of computer security. You either win by keeping them out, or they get in—and you lose. You might lose a little; you might lose big. It is a ...

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