After studying this section you should be able to do the following:
- Recognize the potential entry points for security compromise.
- Understand infiltration techniques such as social engineering, phishing, malware, Web site compromises (such as SQL injection), and more.
- Identify various methods and techniques to thwart infiltration.
Modern information systems have lots of interrelated components and if one of these components fails, there might be a way in to the goodies. This creates a large attack surface for potential infiltration and compromise, as well as one that is simply vulnerable to unintentional damage and disruption.