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HelpNetSecurity: Security in an ERP World

May 26, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Every good hacker story ends with the line: 'and then he's got root access to your network and can do whatever he wants.' But the story really doesn't end there. This is just the beginning of the real damage that the hacker can inflict.

"While most information security initiatives focus on perimeter security to keep outsiders from gaining access to the internal network, the potential for real financial loss comes from the risk of outsiders acting as authorized users to generate damaging transactions within business systems..."

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