6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2002
As a engineer working on Cisco devices all day for an ISP, I thought that it would be good to read this book and see router security from another's perspective. I was not disappointed.
The book is organised in almost a workbook fashion, allowing you to read and apply the ideas as you progress. Each chapter has a summary, which you can use as a checklist before delving deeper and Appendix A is a 'master checklist' of sorts.
Some of the information in the book was completely new to me, even after reading the NSA guides and a few Cisco texts. Whilst I did find that one or two of the recommendations 'broke' something for me, I was easily able to backtrack and find the issues that affected me.
If you are not security-savvy, this book provides a simple clear approach to minimising your exposure to risk. Even if you think you are this book represents good value and is good for the shelf.
A bonus for me was some US centric information about incident reporting and procedures along with some excellent links to general information sites.