What does this paragraph say to a system administrator or security officer seeking insight to defend her systems?
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.
From Sun Tzu, The Art of War, translated by James Clavell, Dell Publishing, New York, NY (1983), p. 15.
ECS 153, Computer Security
Version of May 31, 2018 at 3:47PM
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