My commander used to tell me that to secure yourself against the enemy, you have to first know who your enemy is. This military doctrine readily applies to the world of network security.
Just like the military, you have resources that you are trying to protect. To help protect these resources, you need to know who your threat is and how they are going to attack. This article, the first of a series, does just that, it discusses the tools and methodology of one of the most common and universal threats, the Script Kiddie.
If you or your organization has any resources connected to the Internet, this threat applies to you.