Official (ISC)2 Guide Plagiarism


Michael Workman

Michael Workman discovered examples of plagiarism in the "Official (ISC)^2 Guide to the CISSP Exam" book.
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	Posted Feb 12, 2006 - 01:55 PM:
	Subject: Official (ISC)2 Guide is a fraud

	I have been reviewing Official (ISC)^2 Guide to the CISSP Exam", Susan
	Hansche/John Berti/Chris Hare, for one my classes and noticed it has
	widespread plagiarism and what appear to be copyright violations, including
	materials at the following verbatim

	In the text, at page 406, "One of the main problems with simple
	substitution ciphers is that they are so vulnerable to frequency
	It also contains an exact copy of a copyrighted whitepaper (without
	reference or citation) from, of all things, the American Bar Association,
	at the following link:

	Just as an example, the entire chapter on key management is a copy and
	paste of that paper. At page 429 of the textbook, Public Key Certificates
	and Certificate Authorities, compared to this publication by the paper from
	American Bar Association under Public Key Certificates, these are
	word-for-word. Indeed the entire chapter on ciphers appears to be stolen
	off of the WWW.

	Given that this book is on information security with an entire chapter on
	ethics, I think this a travesty. I have notified the publisher of this and
	they are investigating. I thought you might be interested as well. mad

	Michael Workman, Ph.D.
	College of Information
	Florida State University

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