Official (ISC)2 Guide Plagiarism
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: http://www.abanet.org/scitech/ec/isc/dsg-tutorial...
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