OSSEC Host Based Intrusion Detection Guide

OSSEC Host Based Intrusion Detection Guide
Author: Rory Bray,Daniel Cid,Andrew Hay
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780080558776
ISBN 13: 0080558771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OSSEC Host Based Intrusion Detection Guide Book Review:

This book is the definitive guide on the OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection system and frankly, to really use OSSEC you are going to need a definitive guide. Documentation has been available since the start of the OSSEC project but, due to time constraints, no formal book has been created to outline the various features and functions of the OSSEC product. This has left very important and powerful features of the product undocumented...until now! The book you are holding will show you how to install and configure OSSEC on the operating system of your choice and provide detailed examples to help prevent and mitigate attacks on your systems. -- Stephen Northcutt OSSEC determines if a host has been compromised in this manner by taking the equivalent of a picture of the host machine in its original, unaltered state. This "picture" captures the most relevant information about that machine's configuration. OSSEC saves this "picture" and then constantly compares it to the current state of that machine to identify anything that may have changed from the original configuration. Now, many of these changes are necessary, harmless, and authorized, such as a system administrator installing a new software upgrade, patch, or application. But, then there are the not-so-harmless changes, like the installation of a rootkit, trojan horse, or virus. Differentiating between the harmless and the not-so-harmless changes determines whether the system administrator or security professional is managing a secure, efficient network or a compromised network which might be funneling credit card numbers out to phishing gangs or storing massive amounts of pornography creating significant liability for that organization. Separating the wheat from the chaff is by no means an easy task. Hence the need for this book. The book is co-authored by Daniel Cid, who is the founder and lead developer of the freely available OSSEC host-based IDS. As such, readers can be certain they are reading the most accurate, timely, and insightful information on OSSEC. * Nominee for Best Book Bejtlich read in 2008! * http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2008/12/best-book-bejtlich-read-in-2008.html • Get Started with OSSEC Get an overview of the features of OSSEC including commonly used terminology, pre-install preparation, and deployment considerations. • Follow Steb-by-Step Installation Instructions Walk through the installation process for the "local , “agent , and "server" install types on some of the most popular operating systems available. • Master Configuration Learn the basic configuration options for your install type and learn how to monitor log files, receive remote messages, configure email notification, and configure alert levels. • Work With Rules Extract key information from logs using decoders and how you can leverage rules to alert you of strange occurrences on your network. • Understand System Integrity Check and Rootkit Detection Monitor binary executable files, system configuration files, and the Microsoft Windows registry. • Configure Active Response Configure the active response actions you want and bind the actions to specific rules and sequence of events. • Use the OSSEC Web User Interface Install, configure, and use the community-developed, open source web interface available for OSSEC. • Play in the OSSEC VMware Environment Sandbox • Dig Deep into Data Log Mining Take the “high art of log analysis to the next level by breaking the dependence on the lists of strings or patterns to look for in the logs.

Instant Ossec Host Based Intrusion Detection System

Instant Ossec Host Based Intrusion Detection System
Author: Brad Lhotsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781782167648
ISBN 13: 1782167641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant Ossec Host Based Intrusion Detection System Book Review:

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A fast-paced, practical guide to OSSEC-HIDS that will help you solve host-based security problems.This book is great for anyone concerned about the security of their servers-whether you are a system administrator, programmer, or security analyst, this book will provide you with tips to better utilize OSSEC-HIDS. Whether you're new to OSSEC-HIDS or a seasoned veteran, you'll find something in this book you can apply today!This book assumes some knowledge of basic security concepts and rudimentary scripting experience.

Instant OSSEC Host based Intrusion Detection System

Instant OSSEC Host based Intrusion Detection System
Author: Brad Lhotsky
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 178216765X
ISBN 13: 9781782167655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant OSSEC Host based Intrusion Detection System Book Review:

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A fast-paced, practical guide to OSSEC-HIDS that will help you solve host-based security problems.This book is great for anyone concerned about the security of their servers-whether you are a system administrator, programmer, or security analyst, this book will provide you with tips to better utilize OSSEC-HIDS. Whether you're new to OSSEC-HIDS or a seasoned veteran, you'll find something in this book you can apply today!This book assumes some knowledge of basic security concepts and rudimentary scripting experience.

Nokia Firewall VPN and IPSO Configuration Guide

Nokia Firewall  VPN  and IPSO Configuration Guide
Author: Andrew Hay,Keli Hay,Peter Giannoulis
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-02-07
ISBN 10: 9780080949161
ISBN 13: 0080949169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nokia Firewall VPN and IPSO Configuration Guide Book Review:

"While Nokia is perhaps most recognized for its leadership in the mobile phone market, they have successfully demonstrated their knowledge of the Internet security appliance market and its customers requirements." --Chris Christiansen, Vice President, Internet Infrastructure and Security Software, IDC. Syngress has a long history of publishing market-leading books for system administrators and security professionals on commercial security products, particularly Firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances from Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall, and Nokia (see related titles for sales histories). The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be the only book on the market covering the all-new Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliance suite. Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances are designed to protect and extend the network perimeter. According to IDC research, Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliances hold the #3 worldwide market-share position in this space behind Cisco and Juniper/NetScreen. IDC estimated the total Firewall/VPN market at $6 billion in 2007, and Nokia owns 6.6% of this market. Nokia's primary customers for security appliances are Mid-size to Large enterprises who need site-to-site connectivity and Mid-size to Large enterprises who need remote access connectivity through enterprise-deployed mobile devices. Nokia appliances for this market are priced form $1,000 for the simplest devices (Nokia IP60) up to $60,0000 for large enterprise- and service-provider class devices (like the Nokia IP2450 released in Q4 2007). While the feature set of such a broad product range obviously varies greatly, all of the appliances run on the same operating system: Nokia IPSO (IPSO refers to Ipsilon Networks, a company specializing in IP switching acquired by Nokia in 1997. The definition of the acronym has little to no meaning for customers.) As a result of this common operating system across the product line, The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be an essential reference to users of any of these products. Users manage the Nokia IPSO (which is a Linux variant, specifically designed for these appliances) through a Web interface called Nokia Network Voyager or via a powerful Command Line Interface (CLI). Coverage within the book becomes increasingly complex relative to the product line. The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide and companion Web site will provide seasoned network administrators and security professionals with the in-depth coverage and step-by-step walkthroughs they require to properly secure their network perimeters and ensure safe connectivity for remote users. The book contains special chapters devoted to mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface. In addition, the companion Web site offers downloadable video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors. * Only book on the market covering Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances, which hold 6.6% of a $6 billion market * Companion website offers video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors * Special chapters detail mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface

The State of the Art in Intrusion Prevention and Detection

The State of the Art in Intrusion Prevention and Detection
Author: Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2014-01-29
ISBN 10: 1482203529
ISBN 13: 9781482203523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the Art in Intrusion Prevention and Detection Book Review:

The State of the Art in Intrusion Prevention and Detection analyzes the latest trends and issues surrounding intrusion detection systems in computer networks, especially in communications networks. Its broad scope of coverage includes wired, wireless, and mobile networks; next-generation converged networks; and intrusion in social networks. Presenting cutting-edge research, the book presents novel schemes for intrusion detection and prevention. It discusses tracing back mobile attackers, secure routing with intrusion prevention, anomaly detection, and AI-based techniques. It also includes information on physical intrusion in wired and wireless networks and agent-based intrusion surveillance, detection, and prevention. The book contains 19 chapters written by experts from 12 different countries that provide a truly global perspective. The text begins by examining traffic analysis and management for intrusion detection systems. It explores honeypots, honeynets, network traffic analysis, and the basics of outlier detection. It talks about different kinds of IDSs for different infrastructures and considers new and emerging technologies such as smart grids, cyber physical systems, cloud computing, and hardware techniques for high performance intrusion detection. The book covers artificial intelligence-related intrusion detection techniques and explores intrusion tackling mechanisms for various wireless systems and networks, including wireless sensor networks, WiFi, and wireless automation systems. Containing some chapters written in a tutorial style, this book is an ideal reference for graduate students, professionals, and researchers working in the field of computer and network security.

Guide to Computer Network Security

Guide to Computer Network Security
Author: Joseph Migga Kizza
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2020-06-03
ISBN 10: 3030381412
ISBN 13: 9783030381417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Computer Network Security Book Review:

This timely textbook presents a comprehensive guide to the core topics in cybersecurity, covering issues of security that extend beyond traditional computer networks to the ubiquitous mobile communications and online social networks that have become part of our daily lives. In the context of our growing dependence on an ever-changing digital ecosystem, this book stresses the importance of security awareness, whether in our homes, our businesses, or our public spaces. This fully updated new edition features new material on the security issues raised by blockchain technology, and its use in logistics, digital ledgers, payments systems, and digital contracts. Topics and features: Explores the full range of security risks and vulnerabilities in all connected digital systems Inspires debate over future developments and improvements necessary to enhance the security of personal, public, and private enterprise systems Raises thought-provoking questions regarding legislative, legal, social, technical, and ethical challenges, such as the tension between privacy and security Describes the fundamentals of traditional computer network security, and common threats to security Reviews the current landscape of tools, algorithms, and professional best practices in use to maintain security of digital systems Discusses the security issues introduced by the latest generation of network technologies, including mobile systems, cloud computing, and blockchain Presents exercises of varying levels of difficulty at the end of each chapter, and concludes with a diverse selection of practical projects Offers supplementary material for students and instructors at an associated website, including slides, additional projects, and syllabus suggestions This important textbook/reference is an invaluable resource for students of computer science, engineering, and information management, as well as for practitioners working in data- and information-intensive industries.

CompTIA Security SY0 501 Cert Guide

CompTIA Security  SY0 501 Cert Guide
Author: David L. Prowse
Publsiher: Pearson IT Certification
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN 10: 0134781031
ISBN 13: 9780134781037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CompTIA Security SY0 501 Cert Guide Book Review:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook may not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the companion files are available through product registration at Pearson IT Certification, or see the instructions in the back pages of your eBook. Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. · Master CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam topics · Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes · Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks · Practice with realistic exam questions CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor David L. Prowse shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending chapter review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The CompTIA approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the Security+ exam, including · Core computer system security · OS hardening and virtualization · Application security · Network design elements · Networking ports, protocols, and threats · Network perimeter security · Physical security and authentication models · Access control · Vulnerability and risk assessment · Monitoring and auditing · Cryptography, including PKI · Redundancy and disaster recovery · Social Engineering · Policies and procedures

Managing Security with Snort IDS Tools

Managing Security with Snort   IDS Tools
Author: Kerry J. Cox,Christopher Gerg
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN 10: 9780596552435
ISBN 13: 0596552432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Security with Snort IDS Tools Book Review:

Intrusion detection is not for the faint at heart. But, if you are a network administrator chances are you're under increasing pressure to ensure that mission-critical systems are safe--in fact impenetrable--from malicious code, buffer overflows, stealth port scans, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, CGI attacks, and other network intruders.Designing a reliable way to detect intruders before they get in is a vital but daunting challenge. Because of this, a plethora of complex, sophisticated, and pricy software solutions are now available. In terms of raw power and features, SNORT, the most commonly used Open Source Intrusion Detection System, (IDS) has begun to eclipse many expensive proprietary IDSes. In terms of documentation or ease of use, however, SNORT can seem overwhelming. Which output plugin to use? How do you to email alerts to yourself? Most importantly, how do you sort through the immense amount of information Snort makes available to you?Many intrusion detection books are long on theory but short on specifics and practical examples. Not Managing Security with Snort and IDS Tools. This new book is a thorough, exceptionally practical guide to managing network security using Snort 2.1 (the latest release) and dozens of other high-quality open source other open source intrusion detection programs.Managing Security with Snort and IDS Tools covers reliable methods for detecting network intruders, from using simple packet sniffers to more sophisticated IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) applications and the GUI interfaces for managing them. A comprehensive but concise guide for monitoring illegal entry attempts, this invaluable new book explains how to shut down and secure workstations, servers, firewalls, routers, sensors and other network devices.Step-by-step instructions are provided to quickly get up and running with Snort. Each chapter includes links for the programs discussed, and additional links at the end of the book give administrators access to numerous web sites for additional information and instructional material that will satisfy even the most serious security enthusiasts.Managing Security with Snort and IDS Tools maps out a proactive--and effective--approach to keeping your systems safe from attack.

Network Forensics

Network Forensics
Author: Ric Messier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN 10: 1119328284
ISBN 13: 9781119328285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Forensics Book Review:

Intensively hands-on training for real-world network forensics Network Forensics provides a uniquely practical guide for IT and law enforcement professionals seeking a deeper understanding of cybersecurity. This book is hands-on all the way—by dissecting packets, you gain fundamental knowledge that only comes from experience. Real packet captures and log files demonstrate network traffic investigation, and the learn-by-doing approach relates the essential skills that traditional forensics investigators may not have. From network packet analysis to host artifacts to log analysis and beyond, this book emphasizes the critical techniques that bring evidence to light. Network forensics is a growing field, and is becoming increasingly central to law enforcement as cybercrime becomes more and more sophisticated. This book provides an unprecedented level of hands-on training to give investigators the skills they need. Investigate packet captures to examine network communications Locate host-based artifacts and analyze network logs Understand intrusion detection systems—and let them do the legwork Have the right architecture and systems in place ahead of an incident Network data is always changing, and is never saved in one place; an investigator must understand how to examine data over time, which involves specialized skills that go above and beyond memory, mobile, or data forensics. Whether you're preparing for a security certification or just seeking deeper training for a law enforcement or IT role, you can only learn so much from concept; to thoroughly understand something, you need to do it. Network Forensics provides intensive hands-on practice with direct translation to real-world application.

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780692243107
ISBN 13: 0692243100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center Book Review:

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.

Logging and Log Management

Logging and Log Management
Author: Anton Chuvakin,Kevin Schmidt,Chris Phillips
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 1597496367
ISBN 13: 9781597496360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logging and Log Management Book Review:

Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management introduces information technology professionals to the basic concepts of logging and log management. It provides tools and techniques to analyze log data and detect malicious activity. The book consists of 22 chapters that cover the basics of log data; log data sources; log storage technologies; a case study on how syslog-ng is deployed in a real environment for log collection; covert logging; planning and preparing for the analysis log data; simple analysis techniques; and tools and techniques for reviewing logs for potential problems. The book also discusses statistical analysis; log data mining; visualizing log data; logging laws and logging mistakes; open source and commercial toolsets for log data collection and analysis; log management procedures; and attacks against logging systems. In addition, the book addresses logging for programmers; logging and compliance with regulations and policies; planning for log analysis system deployment; cloud logging; and the future of log standards, logging, and log analysis. This book was written for anyone interested in learning more about logging and log management. These include systems administrators, junior security engineers, application developers, and managers. Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more Includes information on different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit
Author: Nadean H. Tanner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 1119552958
ISBN 13: 9781119552956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit Book Review:

A practical handbook to cybersecurity for both tech and non-tech professionals As reports of major data breaches fill the headlines, it has become impossible for any business, large or small, to ignore the importance of cybersecurity. Most books on the subject, however, are either too specialized for the non-technical professional or too general for positions in the IT trenches. Thanks to author Nadean Tanner’s wide array of experience from teaching at a University to working for the Department of Defense, the Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit strikes the perfect balance of substantive and accessible, making it equally useful to those in IT or management positions across a variety of industries. This handy guide takes a simple and strategic look at best practices and tools available to both cybersecurity management and hands-on professionals, whether they be new to the field or looking to expand their expertise. Tanner gives comprehensive coverage to such crucial topics as security assessment and configuration, strategies for protection and defense, offensive measures, and remediation while aligning the concept with the right tool using the CIS Controls version 7 as a guide. Readers will learn why and how to use fundamental open source and free tools such as ping, tracert, PuTTY, pathping, sysinternals, NMAP, OpenVAS, Nexpose Community, OSSEC, Hamachi, InSSIDer, Nexpose Community, Wireshark, Solarwinds Kiwi Syslog Server, Metasploit, Burp, Clonezilla and many more. Up-to-date and practical cybersecurity instruction, applicable to both management and technical positions • Straightforward explanations of the theory behind cybersecurity best practices • Designed to be an easily navigated tool for daily use • Includes training appendix on Linux, how to build a virtual lab and glossary of key terms The Cybersecurity Blue Team Toolkit is an excellent resource for anyone working in digital policy as well as IT security professionals, technical analysts, program managers, and Chief Information and Technology Officers. This is one handbook that won’t gather dust on the shelf, but remain a valuable reference at any career level, from student to executive.

Defensive Security Handbook

Defensive Security Handbook
Author: Lee Brotherston,Amanda Berlin
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 1491960337
ISBN 13: 9781491960332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defensive Security Handbook Book Review:

Despite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help you drive maximum-security improvement at little or no cost. Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks. Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring

CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210 250 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND  210 250 Official Cert Guide
Author: Omar Santos,Joseph Muniz,Stefano De Crescenzo
Publsiher: Cisco Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 0134608992
ISBN 13: 9780134608990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210 250 Official Cert Guide Book Review:

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Learn, prepare, and practice for CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning. Master CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Cisco enterprise security experts Omar Santos, Joseph Muniz, and Stefano De Crescenzo share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND exam, including: Fundamentals of networking protocols and networking device types Network security devices and cloud services Security principles Access control models Security management concepts and techniques Fundamentals of cryptography and PKI Essentials of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Windows-based Analysis Linux /MAC OS X-based Analysis Endpoint security technologies Network and host telemetry Security monitoring operations and challenges Types of attacks and vulnerabilities Security evasion techniques

Ransomware Revealed

Ransomware Revealed
Author: Nihad A. Hassan
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 1484242556
ISBN 13: 9781484242551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ransomware Revealed Book Review:

Know how to mitigate and handle ransomware attacks via the essential cybersecurity training in this book so you can stop attacks before they happen. Learn the types of ransomware, distribution methods, internal structure, families (variants), defense strategies, recovery methods, and legal issues related to reporting ransomware incidents to authorities and other affected parties. This book also teaches you how to develop a ransomware incident response plan to minimize ransomware damage and recover normal operations quickly. Ransomware is a category of malware that can encrypt your computer and mobile device files until you pay a ransom to unlock them. Ransomware attacks are considered the most prevalent cybersecurity threats today—the number of new ransomware variants has grown 30-fold since 2015 and they currently account for roughly 40% of all spam messages. Attacks have increased in occurrence from one every 40 seconds to one every 14 seconds. Government and private corporations are targets. Despite the security controls set by organizations to protect their digital assets, ransomware is still dominating the world of security and will continue to do so in the future. Ransomware Revealed discusses the steps to follow if a ransomware infection occurs, such as how to pay the ransom through anonymous payment methods, perform a backup and restore your affected files, and search online to find a decryption tool to unlock (decrypt) your files for free. Mitigation steps are discussed in depth for both endpoint devices and network systems. What You Will Learn Be aware of how ransomware infects your system Comprehend ransomware components in simple terms Recognize the different types of ransomware families Identify the attack vectors employed by ransomware to infect computer systems Know how to prevent ransomware attacks from successfully comprising your system and network (i.e., mitigation strategies) Know what to do if a successful ransomware infection takes place Understand how to pay the ransom as well as the pros and cons of paying Set up a ransomware response plan to recover from such attacks Who This Book Is For Those who do not specialize in the cybersecurity field (but have adequate IT skills) and want to fully understand the anatomy of ransomware threats. Although most of the book's content will be understood by ordinary computer users, it will also prove useful for experienced IT users aiming to understand the ins and outs of ransomware threats without diving deep into the technical jargon of the internal structure of ransomware.

Securing SCADA Systems

Securing SCADA Systems
Author: Ronald L. Krutz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN 10: 1119177847
ISBN 13: 9781119177845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing SCADA Systems Book Review:

Bestselling author Ron Krutz once again demonstrates his ability to make difficult security topics approachable with this first in-depth look at SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems Krutz discusses the harsh reality that natural gas pipelines, nuclear plants, water systems, oil refineries, and other industrial facilities are vulnerable to a terrorist or disgruntled employee causing lethal accidents and millions of dollars of damage-and what can be done to prevent this from happening Examines SCADA system threats and vulnerabilities, the emergence of protocol standards, and how security controls can be applied to ensure the safety and security of our national infrastructure assets

Distributed Denial of Service Attack and Defense

Distributed Denial of Service Attack and Defense
Author: Shui Yu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 1461494915
ISBN 13: 9781461494911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Denial of Service Attack and Defense Book Review:

This brief provides readers a complete and self-contained resource for information about DDoS attacks and how to defend against them. It presents the latest developments in this increasingly crucial field along with background context and survey material. The book also supplies an overview of DDoS attack issues, DDoS attack detection methods, DDoS attack source traceback, and details on how hackers organize DDoS attacks. The author concludes with future directions of the field, including the impact of DDoS attacks on cloud computing and cloud technology. The concise yet comprehensive nature of this brief makes it an ideal reference for researchers and professionals studying DDoS attacks. It is also a useful resource for graduate students interested in cyberterrorism and networking.

Cloud Application Architectures

Cloud Application Architectures
Author: George Reese
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780596555481
ISBN 13: 0596555482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Application Architectures Book Review:

If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services. While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services. Cloud Application Architectures provides answers -- and critical guidance -- on issues of cost, availability, performance, scaling, privacy, and security. With Cloud Application Architectures, you will: Understand the differences between traditional deployment and cloud computing Determine whether moving existing applications to the cloud makes technical and business sense Analyze and compare the long-term costs of cloud services, traditional hosting, and owning dedicated servers Learn how to build a transactional web application for the cloud or migrate one to it Understand how the cloud helps you better prepare for disaster recovery Change your perspective on application scaling To provide realistic examples of the book's principles in action, the author delves into some of the choices and operations available on Amazon Web Services, and includes high-level summaries of several of the other services available on the market today. Cloud Application Architectures provides best practices that apply to every available cloud service. Learn how to make the transition to the cloud and prepare your web applications to succeed.

Linux Administration Handbook

Linux Administration Handbook
Author: Evi Nemeth,Garth Snyder,Trent R. Hein
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2006-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780137002757
ISBN 13: 0137002750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linux Administration Handbook Book Review:

“As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of thousands of Linux developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most capable hands.” –Linus Torvalds “The most successful sysadmin book of all time–because it works!” –Rik Farrow, editor of ;login: “This book clearly explains current technology with the perspective of decades of experience in large-scale system administration. Unique and highly recommended.” –Jonathan Corbet, cofounder, LWN.net “Nemeth et al. is the overall winner for Linux administration: it’s intelligent, full of insights, and looks at the implementation of concepts.” –Peter Salus, editorial director, Matrix.net Since 2001, Linux Administration Handbook has been the definitive resource for every Linux® system administrator who must efficiently solve technical problems and maximize the reliability and performance of a production environment. Now, the authors have systematically updated this classic guide to address today’s most important Linux distributions and most powerful new administrative tools. The authors spell out detailed best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, web hosting, software configuration management, performance analysis, Windows interoperability, and much more. Sysadmins will especially appreciate the thorough and up-to-date discussions of such difficult topics such as DNS, LDAP, security, and the management of IT service organizations. Linux® Administration Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the current versions of these leading distributions: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® FedoraTM Core SUSE® Linux Enterprise Debian® GNU/Linux Ubuntu® Linux Sharing their war stories and hard-won insights, the authors capture the behavior of Linux systems in the real world, not just in ideal environments. They explain complex tasks in detail and illustrate these tasks with examples drawn from their extensive hands-on experience.

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things ICICI 2018

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things  ICICI  2018
Author: Jude Hemanth,Xavier Fernando,Pavel Lafata,Zubair Baig
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1590
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN 10: 3030031462
ISBN 13: 9783030031466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Conference on Intelligent Data Communication Technologies and Internet of Things ICICI 2018 Book Review:

This book discusses data communication and computer networking, communication technologies and the applications of IoT (Internet of Things), big data, cloud computing and healthcare informatics. It explores, examines and critiques intelligent data communications and presents inventive methodologies in communication technologies and IoT. Aimed at researchers and academicians who need to understand the importance of data communication and advanced technologies in IoT, it offers different perspectives to help readers increase their knowledge and motivates them to conduct research in the area, highlighting various innovative ideas for future research.