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If you're an entrepreneur or nontechnical executive, you can't afford to leave computer security completely to the professionals. Nor can you afford to spend a whole lot of time mastering these issues, while your competitors are out making sales. Access Denied is a wide-ranging, nontechnical overview that'll help you make sure your biggest security holes get plugged, without abandoning you in a labyrinth of complexity.
What makes this book unique are the detailed lists of "best practice" action steps at the end of nearly every chapter. You can hand them to your IT folks (and, by the time you've read that far, you'll know enough to speak intelligently about them!) If you are the "IT folks" in your organization, Access Denied tells you enough so you can actually implement many of these steps yourself (or to hire a consultant who can handle the tougher stuff).
Along the way, Cathy Cronkhite and Jack McCullough cover viruses, email risks, encryption, protecting your e-commerce data, securing remote access -- and, especially, security planning and policy making. You'll find some real food for thought. (Traveling internationally? Are you sure your hotel's complimentary shredder isn't also a scanner?) (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.