Introduction

Information technology professionals in general, and computer/networking security specialists in particular, must have more than technical expertise to work effectively in today's world.

Computers, networks, the data that passes through them, and those who work with them are all subject to a maze of criminal, civil, and administrative laws. These laws have been enacted by governmental bodies at all levels to regulate the use of technology and protect society from its misuse. It is imperative that security specialists acquaint themselves with basic legal concepts and with the laws and jurisdictions that govern their actions as professionals.

As a computer security consultant or employee, you may be called upon to assist law enforcement ...

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