Six top security issues for executives

Tuesday, 31 December 2002, 5:18 PM EST

Sun Tzu, a legendary Chinese strategist born more than 2,000 years ago, taught the importance of knowing both your enemy and yourself:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

-- Sun Tzu, in The Art of War, Chapter 3, Verse 18

Truer words were never spoken when it comes to information security. To succeed, you must know your enemy as well as your own strengths and weaknesses. The following are six issues of which executives should be aware to protect their systems.

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