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Hacking details computer insecurity from a grass-roots perspective.

Hacking and the study of computer insecurity plays an important role in the protection of assets. No computer system or network achieves perfect security; even a system switched off with its hard drive removed sunken in a lead case in the bottom of a deep pool in an underground facility lacks security, as it guarantees integrity and confidentiality but completely sacrifices availability. As a security professional, you must understand the risks a network faces; you must, in essence, know how to bring the network down, to steal the data you want, and to falsify important information. With this information, you can begin to eliminate threats, leaving only those unknown to you and those that pose little to no real risk.