Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures

Author: Randy Weaver,Dawn Weaver,Dean Farwood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133727948

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES provides a thorough guide to perimeter defense fundamentals, including intrusion detection and firewalls. This trusted text also covers more advanced topics such as security policies, network address translation (NAT), packet filtering and analysis, proxy servers, virtual private networks (VPN), and network traffic signatures. Thoroughly updated, the new third edition reflects the latest technology, trends, and techniques including virtualization, VMware, IPv6, and ICMPv6 structure, making it easier for current and aspiring professionals to stay on the cutting edge and one step ahead of potential security threats. A clear writing style and numerous screenshots and illustrations make even complex technical material easier to understand, while tips, activities, and projects throughout the text allow you to hone your skills by applying what you learn. Perfect for students and professionals alike in this high-demand, fast-growing field, GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for success as a network security professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures

Author: Greg Holden

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9780619131241

Category: Computers

Page: 527

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Provides a solid foundation in network security fundamentals with an emphasis on intrusion detection, and prepares the reader for the second exam, Network Defense and Countermeasures, in the Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) Certification.

Network Defense and Countermeasures

Principles and Practices

Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0134893093

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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All you need to know about defending networks, in one book · Clearly explains concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills · Covers key security standards and models for business and government · The perfect introduction for all network/computer security professionals and students Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to defending modern networks. Drawing on decades of experience, Chuck Easttom brings together updated coverage of all the concepts, terminology, techniques, and solutions you’ll need to be effective. Easttom thoroughly introduces the core technologies of modern network security, including firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, and VPNs. Next, he shows how encryption can be used to safeguard data as it moves across networks. You’ll learn how to harden operating systems, defend against malware and network attacks, establish robust security policies, and assess network security using industry-leading standards and models. You’ll also find thorough coverage of key issues such as physical security, forensics, and cyberterrorism. Throughout, Easttom blends theory and application, helping you understand both what to do and why. In every chapter, quizzes, exercises, projects, and web resources deepen your understanding and help you use what you’ve learned–in the classroom and in your career. Learn How To · Evaluate key network risks and dangers · Choose the right network security approach for your organization · Anticipate and counter widespread network attacks, including those based on “social engineering” · Successfully deploy and apply firewalls and intrusion detection systems · Secure network communication with virtual private networks · Protect data with cryptographic public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates · Defend against malware, including ransomware, Trojan horses, and spyware · Harden operating systems and keep their security up to date · Define and implement security policies that reduce risk · Explore leading security standards and models, including ISO and NIST standards · Prepare for an investigation if your network has been attacked · Understand the growing risks of espionage and cyberterrorism

Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

Author: Michael T. Simpson,Nicholas Antill

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480686

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Cyber-terrorism and corporate espionage are increasingly common and devastating threats, making trained network security professionals more important than ever. This timely text helps you gain the knowledge and skills to protect networks using the tools and techniques of an ethical hacker. The authors begin by exploring the concept of ethical hacking and its practitioners, explaining their importance in protecting corporate and government data from cyber attacks. The text then provides an in-depth guide to performing security testing against computer networks, covering current tools and penetration testing methodologies. Updated for today’s cyber security environment, the Third Edition of this trusted text features new computer security resources, coverage of emerging vulnerabilities and innovative methods to protect networks, a new discussion of mobile security, and information on current federal and state computer crime laws, including penalties for illegal computer hacking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

Author: Michael E. Whitman,Herbert J. Mattord,Andrew Green

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285712625

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE & DISASTER RECOVERY, 2nd Edition presents methods to identify vulnerabilities within computer networks and the countermeasures that mitigate risks and damage. From market-leading content on contingency planning, to effective techniques that minimize downtime in an emergency, to curbing losses after a breach, this text is the resource needed in case of a network intrusion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176081

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage and authoritative information from seasoned experts to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it introduces readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Offensive Countermeasures

The Art of Active Defense

Author: John Strand,Paul Asadoorian,Ethan Robish,Benjamin Donnelly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490945064

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Tired of playing catchup with hackers? Does it ever seem they have all of the cool tools? Does it seem like defending a network is just not fun? This books introduces new cyber-security defensive tactics to annoy attackers, gain attribution and insight on who and where they are. It discusses how to attack attackers in a way which is legal and incredibly useful.

Database Security

Author: Alfred Basta,Melissa Zgola

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435453905

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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As a society that relies on technology to thrive, we face a growing number of potentially catastrophic threats to network security daily. DATABASE SECURITY delivers the know-how and skills that today’s professionals must have to protect their company’s technology infrastructures, intellectual property, and future prosperity. From database installation and testing to auditing and SQL Injection, this text delves into the essential processes and protocols required to prevent intrusions, and supports each topic with real-world examples that help future IT professionals understand their critical responsibilities. Unlike most texts on database security, which take a computer scientist’s analytical approach, Database Security focuses on implementation, and was written expressly for the expanding field of Information Technology careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Network Security Attacks and Countermeasures

Author: G., Dileep Kumar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466687622

Category: Computers

Page: 357

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Our world is increasingly driven by sophisticated networks of advanced computing technology, and the basic operation of everyday society is becoming increasingly vulnerable to those networks’ shortcomings. The implementation and upkeep of a strong network defense is a substantial challenge, beset not only by economic disincentives, but also by an inherent logistical bias that grants advantage to attackers. Network Security Attacks and Countermeasures discusses the security and optimization of computer networks for use in a variety of disciplines and fields. Touching on such matters as mobile and VPN security, IP spoofing, and intrusion detection, this edited collection emboldens the efforts of researchers, academics, and network administrators working in both the public and private sectors. This edited compilation includes chapters covering topics such as attacks and countermeasures, mobile wireless networking, intrusion detection systems, next-generation firewalls, and more.

The Network Security Test Lab

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Michael Gregg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987152

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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The ultimate hands-on guide to IT security and proactive defense The Network Security Test Lab is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to ultimate IT security implementation. Covering the full complement of malware, viruses, and other attack technologies, this essential guide walks you through the security assessment and penetration testing process, and provides the set-up guidance you need to build your own security-testing lab. You'll look inside the actual attacks to decode their methods, and learn how to run attacks in an isolated sandbox to better understand how attackers target systems, and how to build the defenses that stop them. You'll be introduced to tools like Wireshark, Networkminer, Nmap, Metasploit, and more as you discover techniques for defending against network attacks, social networking bugs, malware, and the most prevalent malicious traffic. You also get access to open source tools, demo software, and a bootable version of Linux to facilitate hands-on learning and help you implement your new skills. Security technology continues to evolve, and yet not a week goes by without news of a new security breach or a new exploit being released. The Network Security Test Lab is the ultimate guide when you are on the front lines of defense, providing the most up-to-date methods of thwarting would-be attackers. Get acquainted with your hardware, gear, and test platform Learn how attackers penetrate existing security systems Detect malicious activity and build effective defenses Investigate and analyze attacks to inform defense strategy The Network Security Test Lab is your complete, essential guide.

Guide to Firewalls and VPNs

Author: Michael E. Whitman,Herbert J. Mattord,Andrew Green

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113371482X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Firewalls are among the best-known network security tools in use today, and their critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are most effective when backed by thoughtful security planning, well-designed security policies, and integrated support from anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and related tools. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs, THIRD EDITION explores firewalls in the context of these critical elements, providing an in-depth guide that focuses on both managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. The text also features an abundant selection of realistic projects and cases incorporating cutting-edge technology and current trends, giving students the opportunity to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they will need as working professionals. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs includes new and updated cases and projects, enhanced coverage of network security and VPNs, and information on relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines used by businesses and information technology professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise

Author: David Harley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080558660

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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Members of AVIEN (the Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network) have been setting agendas in malware management for several years: they led the way on generic filtering at the gateway, and in the sharing of information about new threats at a speed that even anti-virus companies were hard-pressed to match. AVIEN members represent the best-protected large organizations in the world, and millions of users. When they talk, security vendors listen: so should you. AVIEN’s sister organization AVIEWS is an invaluable meeting ground between the security vendors and researchers who know most about malicious code and anti-malware technology, and the top security administrators of AVIEN who use those technologies in real life. This new book uniquely combines the knowledge of these two groups of experts. Anyone who is responsible for the security of business information systems should be aware of this major addition to security literature. * “Customer Power” takes up the theme of the sometimes stormy relationship between the antivirus industry and its customers, and tries to dispel some common myths. It then considers the roles of the independent researcher, the vendor-employed specialist, and the corporate security specialist. * “Stalkers on Your Desktop” considers the thorny issue of malware nomenclature and then takes a brief historical look at how we got here, before expanding on some of the malware-related problems we face today. * “A Tangled Web” discusses threats and countermeasures in the context of the World Wide Web. * “Big Bad Bots” tackles bots and botnets, arguably Public Cyber-Enemy Number One. * “Crème de la CyberCrime” takes readers into the underworld of old-school virus writing, criminal business models, and predicting future malware hotspots. * “Defense in Depth” takes a broad look at DiD in the enterprise, and looks at some specific tools and technologies. * “Perilous Outsorcery” offers sound advice on how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of outsourcing, incorporating a few horrible examples of how not to do it. * “Education in Education” offers some insights into user education from an educationalist’s perspective, and looks at various aspects of security in schools and other educational establishments. * “DIY Malware Analysis” is a hands-on, hands-dirty approach to security management, considering malware analysis and forensics techniques and tools. * “Antivirus Evaluation & Testing” continues the D-I-Y theme, discussing at length some of the thorny issues around the evaluation and testing of antimalware software. * “AVIEN & AVIEWS: the Future” looks at future developments in AVIEN and AVIEWS. * Unique, knowledgeable, unbiased and hype-free commentary. * Written by members of the anti-malware community; most malware books are written by outsiders. * Combines the expertise of truly knowledgeable systems administrators and managers, with that of the researchers who are most experienced in the analysis of malicious code, and the development and maintenance of defensive programs.

Penetration Testing Fundamentals

A Hands-On Guide to Reliable Security Audits

Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0134854543

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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The perfect introduction to pen testing for all IT professionals and students · Clearly explains key concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills · Covers the latest penetration testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to penetration testing. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all the concepts, terminology, challenges, and skills you’ll need to be effective. Drawing on decades of experience in cybersecurity and related IT fields, Easttom integrates theory and practice, covering the entire penetration testing life cycle from planning to reporting. You’ll gain practical experience through a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools. Throughout, quizzes, projects, and review sections deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned. Including essential pen testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST, Penetration Testing Fundamentals will help you protect your assets–and expand your career options. LEARN HOW TO · Understand what pen testing is and how it’s used · Meet modern standards for comprehensive and effective testing · Review cryptography essentials every pen tester must know · Perform reconnaissance with Nmap, Google searches, and ShodanHq · Use malware as part of your pen testing toolkit · Test for vulnerabilities in Windows shares, scripts, WMI, and the Registry · Pen test websites and web communication · Recognize SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks · Scan for vulnerabilities with OWASP ZAP, Vega, Nessus, and MBSA · Identify Linux vulnerabilities and password cracks · Use Kali Linux for advanced pen testing · Apply general hacking technique ssuch as fake Wi-Fi hotspots and social engineering · Systematically test your environment with Metasploit · Write or customize sophisticated Metasploit exploits

CISSP Guide to Security Essentials

Author: Peter Gregory

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285060423

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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CISSP GUIDE TO SECURITY ESSENTIALS, Second Edition, provides complete, focused coverage to prepare students and professionals alike for success on the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam. The text opens with an overview of the current state of information security, including relevant legislation and standards, before proceeding to explore all ten CISSP domains in great detail, from security architecture and design to access control and cryptography. Each chapter opens with a brief review of relevant theory and concepts, followed by a strong focus on real-world applications and learning tools designed for effective exam preparation, including key terms, chapter summaries, study questions, hands-on exercises, and case projects. Developed by the author of more than 30 books on information securitythe Second Edition of this trusted text has been updated to reflect important new developments in technology and industry practices, providing an accurate guide to the entire CISSP common body of knowledge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Network Defense: Perimeter Defense Mechanisms

Author: EC-Council

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168906

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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The Network Defense Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of 5 books designed to educate learners from a vendor-neutral standpoint how to defend the networks they manage. This series covers the fundamental skills in evaluating internal and external threats to network security and design, how to enforce network level security policies, and how to ultimately protect an organization's information. The books in the series cover a broad range of topics from secure network fundamentals, protocols & analysis, standards and policy, hardening infrastructure, to configuring IPS, IDS, firewalls, bastion host and honeypots. Learners completing this series will have a full understanding of defensive measures taken to secure their organization's information, and along with the proper experience these books will prepare readers for the EC-Council Network Security Administrator (E|NSA) certification. An organization is only as strong as its weakest link. The same is true in network security. Mis-configurations, outdated software and technical glitches are often the easiest point of entry for a hacker. This book, the third in the series, is designed to teach the potential security practitioner how to harden the network infrastructure, evaluate hardware and software configurations and introduce log analysis, creating a strong foundation for Network Security Troubleshooting, response, and repair. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Effective Cybersecurity

A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards

Author: William Stallings

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134772954

Category: Computers

Page: 650

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The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments In Effective Cybersecurity, William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources. Effective Cybersecurity aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature. • Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices • Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics • Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance • Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC) • Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage • Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP • Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication • Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.

Advanced Persistent Security

A Cyberwarfare Approach to Implementing Adaptive Enterprise Protection, Detection, and Reaction Strategies

Author: Ira Winkler,Araceli Treu Gomes

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 012809365X

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Advanced Persistent Security covers secure network design and implementation, including authentication, authorization, data and access integrity, network monitoring, and risk assessment. Using such recent high profile cases as Target, Sony, and Home Depot, the book explores information security risks, identifies the common threats organizations face, and presents tactics on how to prioritize the right countermeasures. The book discusses concepts such as malignant versus malicious threats, adversary mentality, motivation, the economics of cybercrime, the criminal infrastructure, dark webs, and the criminals organizations currently face. Contains practical and cost-effective recommendations for proactive and reactive protective measures Teaches users how to establish a viable threat intelligence program Focuses on how social networks present a double-edged sword against security programs

Elementary Information Security

Author: Director Surgical Pathology and Associate Professor School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Madison Agnes G Loeffler,Professor Emeritus Department of Pathology University of Wisconsin-Madison Michael N Hart,University of Texas Austin Nell Dale,John Lewis,Richard E Smith

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284055949

Category:

Page: 866

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An ideal text for introductory information security courses, the second edition of Elementary Information Security provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the complex world of cyber security and technology. Thoroughly updated with recently reported cyber security incidents, this essential text enables students to gain direct experience by analyzing security problems and practicing simulated security activities. Emphasizing learning through experience, Elementary Information Security, Second Edition addresses technologies and cryptographic topics progressing from individual computers to more complex Internet-based systems.

Network Security Fundamentals

Author: Gert De Laet,Gert Schauwers

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587051672

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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Written for those IT professionals who have some networking background but are new to the security field, this handbook is divided into three parts: first the basics, presenting terms and concepts; second, the two components of security--cryptography and security policies--and finally the various security components, such as router security, firewalls, remote access security, wireless security and VPNs. Original. (Intermediate)

CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs

Author: Mark Ciampa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133132170

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares students for real-world wireless networking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.