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SSL VPN by Joseph Steinberg, Tim Speed

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Chapter 6. Educating the User

SSL VPNs provide a mechanism to communicate securely between two points with an insecure network in between them. Yet, there is no technology on the planet that will totally protect computing operations on its own. End users need to be security-conscious if the security technology is to do its job.

Think about your own organization. Can someone call a user on the phone, profess that he or she is from the 'help desk' and ask for a username and password? In most cases, such a call will not happen, but if it was made, would anyone in your organization actually give their credentials to the caller? If they did, the entire expensive authentication infrastructure you have in place would be undermined.

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