Intruder alert - preparing for the worst-case scenario

Monday, 3 May 2004, 2:20 PM EST

"Worst-case scenario" has become a popular global thinking. Survival handbooks, crash courses and Web sites teach us how to survive life-threatening situations like how to react when hijacked, how to land a plane and where to punch, bite and kick when everything else fails.

But, is this "worst-case scenario" thinking helpful when it comes to network security and can imagining an extremely potent attack give IT security personnel a better picture of their infrastructure's strengths and weaknesses?

By Danny Ilic at IT Web.

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