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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

Your Connection to the World

Everything is connected . . . no one thing can change by itself.

—PAUL HAWKEN

INTRODUCTION

All of us are interconnected, as people and companies. We use data networks to connect to suppliers, customers, business associates, and friends. Data communications has enabled our businesses and personal lives to be “just in time,” no matter where we might be in the world. We use data networks to talk, share data, run applications, download files, organize schedules, exchange email, and access the Internet. We use these networks to connect us with our coworkers and to collaborate with customers. This chapter reviews the dangers that threaten our data networks and the attributes unique to ...

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