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Web (WWW), something that I saw as the future of computing. Through playing with
WWW technology, I became active in web site administration, and eventually system
administration, working for the Computer Center and the college's system
administrator. The more involved I became with system administration, the more
interested I became in security. There are many reasons for this interest, varying from
having a personal stake in the security and stability of the Luther web server to pure
interest based on ethical and moral reasons. From this background I have worked
hard to become educated in the theories and practices of system and network security
with the hope of some day working in this field. More could be said about my
background, motivation and interests, but at this juncture it is more worthwhile to talk
some about what security really is.
technologies that may once have been considered strong are suddenly considered
weak. This idea applies also to security in that, as new technologies and techniques
emerge, so do new attacks, bugs and flaws. The simple fact of the matter is that
security is always evolving to become stronger and more sophisticated, just as
hackers are becoming better educated and more sophisticated. Add to this the added
dimension of generational jumps in technical competence and you begin to see the
scope of the dilemma in trying to define security in hard, technical terms.