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The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Mitnick, Kevin D.
By Simon, William L.
Foreword by Wozniak, Steve

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The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and docume...ntaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, It takes a thief to catch a thief. Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.
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ISBN 9780764542800
Released NZ 3 Oct 2003
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780764542800
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Released 3 Oct 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Mitnick, Kevin D.
By Simon, William L.
Foreword by Wozniak, Steve
Category Network Security
Data Security & Data Encryption
Privacy & Data Protection
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 005.8
Weight 448g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Computer security, Computer hackers., Computer security., Computer hackers, Information technology - Social aspects
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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