Cloud Computing Security

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315354927
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Computers

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation, while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. With more organizations using cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas have become a priority for organizations of all sizes across the globe. Research efforts from both academia and industry in all security aspects related to cloud computing are gathered within one reference guide.

Computer and Information Security Handbook

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780128039298
Release Date: 2017-05-10
Genre: Computers

Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements. With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries. Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more. Written by leaders in the field Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the latest security technologies, issues, and best practices Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions

Managing Information Security

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124166943
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Computers

Managing Information Security offers focused coverage of how to protect mission critical systems, and how to deploy security management systems, IT security, ID management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer forensics, network forensics, firewalls, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and more. It offers in-depth coverage of the current technology and practice as it relates to information security management solutions. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of information security management, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise found nowhere else Comprehensive coverage by leading experts allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Multimedia Forensics and Security

Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319442709
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Computers

This book presents recent applications and approaches as well as challenges in digital forensic science. One of the evolving challenges that is covered in the book is the cloud forensic analysis which applies the digital forensic science over the cloud computing paradigm for conducting either live or static investigations within the cloud environment. The book also covers the theme of multimedia forensics and watermarking in the area of information security. That includes highlights on intelligence techniques designed for detecting significant changes in image and video sequences. Moreover, the theme proposes recent robust and computationally efficient digital watermarking techniques. The last part of the book provides several digital forensics related applications, including areas such as evidence acquisition enhancement, evidence evaluation, cryptography, and finally, live investigation through the importance of reconstructing the botnet attack scenario to show the malicious activities and files as evidences to be presented in a court.

Network and System Security

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124166950
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Computers

Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080488394
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems is organized into nine parts composed of 30 chapters, including an extensive glossary of biometric terms and acronyms. It discusses the current state-of-the-art in biometric verification/authentication, identification and system design principles. It also provides a step-by-step discussion of how biometrics works; how biometric data in human beings can be collected and analyzed in a number of ways; how biometrics are currently being used as a method of personal identification in which people are recognized by their own unique corporal or behavioral characteristics; and how to create detailed menus for designing a biometric verification system. Only biometrics verification/authentication is based on the identification of an intrinsic part of a human being. Tokens, such as smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, and physical keys can be lost, stolen, or duplicated. Passwords can be forgotten, shared, or unintentionally observed by a third party. Forgotten passwords and lost "smart cards" are a nuisance for users and an expensive time-waster for system administrators. Biometric security solutions offer some unique advantages for identifying and verifying/ authenticating human beings over more traditional security methods. This book will serve to identify the various security applications biometrics can play a highly secure and specific role in. * Contains elements such as Sidebars, Tips, Notes and URL links * Heavily illustrated with over 150 illustrations, screen captures, and photographs * Details the various biometric technologies and how they work while providing a discussion of the economics, privacy issues and challenges of implementing biometric security solutions

Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780124200470
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Computers

This book serves as a security practitioner’s guide to today’s most crucial issues in cyber security and IT infrastructure. It offers in-depth coverage of theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advancements. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of cyber-physical and IT infrastructure protection issues. Composed of 11 chapters contributed by leading experts in their fields, this highly useful book covers disaster recovery, biometrics, homeland security, cyber warfare, cyber security, national infrastructure security, access controls, vulnerability assessments and audits, cryptography, and operational and organizational security, as well as an extensive glossary of security terms and acronyms. Written with instructors and students in mind, this book includes methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques through hands-on exercises and worked examples as well as questions and answers and the ability to implement practical solutions through real-life case studies. For example, the new format includes the following pedagogical elements: • Checklists throughout each chapter to gauge understanding • Chapter Review Questions/Exercises and Case Studies • Ancillaries: Solutions Manual; slide package; figure files This format will be attractive to universities and career schools as well as federal and state agencies, corporate security training programs, ASIS certification, etc. Chapters by leaders in the field on theory and practice of cyber security and IT infrastructure protection, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of cyber security issues allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Cloud Computing for Optimization Foundations Applications and Challenges

Author: Bhabani Shankar Prasad Mishra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319736761
Release Date: 2018-02-26
Genre: Computers

This book discusses harnessing the real power of cloud computing in optimization problems, presenting state-of-the-art computing paradigms, advances in applications, and challenges concerning both the theories and applications of cloud computing in optimization with a focus on diverse fields like the Internet of Things, fog-assisted cloud computing, and big data. In real life, many problems – ranging from social science to engineering sciences – can be identified as complex optimization problems. Very often these are intractable, and as a result researchers from industry as well as the academic community are concentrating their efforts on developing methods of addressing them. Further, the cloud computing paradigm plays a vital role in many areas of interest, like resource allocation, scheduling, energy management, virtualization, and security, and these areas are intertwined with many optimization problems. Using illustrations and figures, this book offers students and researchers a clear overview of the concepts and practices of cloud computing and its use in numerous complex optimization problems.

Rechtsfragen des Cloud Computing

Author: Fabian Niemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110388534
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Law

Cloud-Computing ist eines der „heißesten“ Themen der letzten Zeit und verspricht dem Nutzer dieser Technik viele Vorteile von der einfachen Nutzung beliebiger Anwendungen bis hin zu Kosteneinsparungen durch die ökonomische Nutzung von Ressourcen. Das zugrunde liegende Netzszenario der Cloud berührt neben Sicherheitsaspekten auch eine Vielzahl von Rechtsfragen. Die vorliegende Darstellung der Materie berücksichtigt ausführlich und fundiert alle rechtlichen Probleme und hilft, diese in der Praxis sinnvoll zu lösen.

Handbook on Securing Cyber physical Critical Infrastructure

Author: Sajal K. Das
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124158153
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

The worldwide reach of the Internet allows malicious cyber criminals to coordinate and launch attacks on both cyber and cyber-physical infrastructure from anywhere in the world. This purpose of this handbook is to introduce the theoretical foundations and practical solution techniques for securing critical cyber and physical infrastructures as well as their underlying computing and communication architectures and systems. Examples of such infrastructures include utility networks (e.g., electrical power grids), ground transportation systems (automotives, roads, bridges and tunnels), airports and air traffic control systems, wired and wireless communication and sensor networks, systems for storing and distributing water and food supplies, medical and healthcare delivery systems, as well as financial, banking and commercial transaction assets. The handbook focus mostly on the scientific foundations and engineering techniques - while also addressing the proper integration of policies and access control mechanisms, for example, how human-developed policies can be properly enforced by an automated system. Addresses the technical challenges facing design of secure infrastructures by providing examples of problems and solutions from a wide variety of internal and external attack scenarios Includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in relevant application areas such as smart power grid, intelligent transportation systems, healthcare industry and so on Loaded with examples of real world problems and pathways to solutions utilizing specific tools and techniques described in detail throughout

Mobile Cloud Computing

Author: Dijiang Huang
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780128096444
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Computers

Mobile Cloud Computing: Foundations and Service Models combines cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networking to bring new computational resources for mobile users, network operators and cloud computing providers. The book provides the latest research and development insights on mobile cloud computing, beginning with an exploration of the foundations of cloud computing, existing cloud infrastructures classifications, virtualization techniques and service models. It then examines the approaches to building cloud services using a bottom-up approach, describing data center design, cloud networking and software orchestration solutions, showing how these solutions support mobile devices and services. The book describes mobile cloud clouding concepts with a particular focus on a user-centric approach, presenting a distributed mobile cloud service model called POEM to manage mobile cloud resource and compose mobile cloud applications. It concludes with a close examination of the security and privacy issues of mobile clouds. Shows how to construct new mobile cloud based applications Contains detailed approaches to address security challenges in mobile cloud computing Includes a case study using vehicular cloud

Hacking mit Security Onion

Author: Chris Sanders
Publisher: Franzis Verlag
ISBN: 9783645204965
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Computers

Sie können noch so viel in Hardware, Software und Abwehrmechanismen investieren, absolute Sicherheit für Ihre IT-Infrastruktur wird es nicht geben. Wenn Hacker sich wirklich anstrengen, werden sie auch in Ihr System gelangen. Sollte das geschehen, müssen Sie sowohl technisch als auch organisatorisch so aufgestellt sein, dass Sie die Gegenwart eines Hackers erkennen und darauf reagieren können. Sie müssen in der Lage sein, einen Zwischenfall zu deklarieren und die Angreifer aus Ihrem Netzwerk zu vertreiben, bevor sie erheblichen Schaden anrichten. Das ist Network Security Monitoring (NSM). Lernen Sie von dem leitenden Sicherheitsanalytiker Sanders die Feinheiten des Network Security Monitoring kennen. Konzepte verstehen und Network Security Monitoring mit Open-Source-Tools durchführen: Lernen Sie die drei NSM-Phasen kennen, um diese in der Praxis anzuwenden. Die praktische Umsetzung der NSM erfolgt mit vielen Open-Source-Werkzeugen wie z. B. Bro, Daemonlogger, Dumpcap, Justniffer, Honeyd, Httpry, Netsniff-NG, Sguil, SiLK, Snorby Snort, Squert, Suricata, TShark und Wireshark. Anhand von ausführlichen Beispielen lernen Sie, die Tools effizient in Ihrem Netzwerk einzusetzen.

Firewalls

Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491324
Release Date: 2004-12-21
Genre: Computers

In this book, you will gain extensive hands-on experience installing and configuring a firewall. You will also learn how to allow access to key Web services while maintaining your organization's security, as well as how to implement firewall-to-firewall virtual private networks (VPNs). You will learn how to build a firewall to protect your network; provide access to HTTP and FTP services on the Internet, and implement publicly accessible servers without compromising security. Furthermore, throughout the book, extensive hands-on examples provide you with practical experience in establishing security with firewalls. Examples include, but are not limited to: Installing and configuring Check Point FireWall-1; scanning to validate configuration using ISS Internet Scanner; configuring the firewall to support simple and complex Web services; setting up a packet filtering router; enhancing firewall configurations to support split-DNS; authenticating remote users; and protecting browsers and servers with a proxy-based firewall. · Install and configure proxy-based and stateful-filtering firewalls · Protect internal IP addresses with NAT and deploy a secure DNS architecture · Develop an Internet/intranet security policy to protect your organization's systems and data · Reduce your susceptibility to an attack by deploying firewalls, data encryption and decryption and other countermeasures

Empirical Research for Software Security

Author: Lotfi ben Othmane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351650885
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Computers

Developing secure software requires the integration of numerous methods and tools into the development process, and software design is based on shared expert knowledge, claims, and opinions. Empirical methods, including data analytics, allow extracting knowledge and insights from the data that organizations collect from their processes and tools, and from the opinions of the experts who practice these processes and methods. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of empirical research methods, and demonstrates how these methods can be used to hone a secure software development lifecycle based on empirical data and published best practices.

Cloud Management and Security

Author: Imad M. Abbadi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118817070
Release Date: 2014-06-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by an expert with over 15 years’ experience in thefield, this book establishes the foundations of Cloud computing,building an in-depth and diverse understanding of the technologiesbehind Cloud computing. In this book, the author begins with an introduction to Cloudcomputing, presenting fundamental concepts such as analyzing Clouddefinitions, Cloud evolution, Cloud services, Cloud deploymenttypes and highlighting the main challenges. Following on from theintroduction, the book is divided into three parts: Cloudmanagement, Cloud security, and practical examples. Part one presents the main components constituting the Cloud andfederated Cloud infrastructure (e.g., interactions and deployment), discusses management platforms(resources and services), identifies and analyzes the mainproperties of the Cloud infrastructure, and presents Cloudautomated management services: virtual and application resourcemanagement services. Part two analyzes the problem of establishingtrustworthy Cloud, discusses foundation frameworks for addressingthis problem – focusing on mechanisms for treating the securitychallenges, discusses foundation frameworks and mechanisms forremote attestation in Cloud and establishing Cloud trust anchors,and lastly provides a framework for establishing a trustworthyprovenance system and describes its importance in addressing majorsecurity challenges such as forensic investigation, mitigatinginsider threats and operation management assurance. Finally, partthree, based on practical examples, presents real-life commercialand open source examples of some of the concepts discussed, andincludes a real-life case study to reinforce learning –especially focusing on Cloud security. Key Features • Covers in detail two main aspects of Cloud computing:Cloud management and Cloud security • Presents a high-level view (i.e., architectureframework) for Clouds and federated Clouds which is useful forprofessionals, decision makers, and students • Includes illustrations and real-life deploymentscenarios to bridge the gap between theory and practice • Extracts, defines, and analyzes the desired propertiesand management services of Cloud computing and its associatedchallenges and disadvantages • Analyzes the risks associated with Cloud services anddeployment types and what could be done to address the risk forestablishing trustworthy Cloud computing • Provides a research roadmap to establish next-generationtrustworthy Cloud computing • Includes exercises and solutions to problems as well asPowerPoint slides for instructors