Reading: text, §12
"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to capture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment, or a company entire than to destroy it."1
What does this paragraph say to a system administrator or security officer seeking insight to defend her systems?
1 Sun Tzu, The Art of War, James Clavell, ed., Dell Publishing, New York, NY ©1983, p. 15