PART OF THE JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling begins with an examination of the landscape, key terms, and concepts that a security professional needs to know about hackers and computer criminals who break into networks, steal information, and corrupt data. It goes on to review the technical overview of hacking: how attacks target networks and the methodology they follow. The final section studies those methods that are most effective when dealing with hacking attacks, especially in an age of increased reliance on the Web. Written by a subject matter expert with numerous real-world examples, Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling provides readers with a clear, comprehensive introduction to the many threats on our Internet environment and security and what can be done to combat them. Instructor Materials for Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling include: PowerPoint Lecture Slides Exam Questions Case Scenarios/Handouts
Author: Laura P. Taylor
Release Date: 2013-08-20
This comprehensive book instructs IT managers to adhere to federally mandated compliance requirements. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition explains what the requirements are for FISMA compliance and why FISMA compliance is mandated by federal law. The evolution of Certification and Accreditation is discussed. This book walks the reader through the entire FISMA compliance process and includes guidance on how to manage a FISMA compliance project from start to finish. The book has chapters for all FISMA compliance deliverables and includes information on how to conduct a FISMA compliant security assessment. Various topics discussed in this book include the NIST Risk Management Framework, how to characterize the sensitivity level of your system, contingency plan, system security plan development, security awareness training, privacy impact assessments, security assessments and more. Readers will learn how to obtain an Authority to Operate for an information system and what actions to take in regards to vulnerabilities and audit findings. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition, also includes all-new coverage of federal cloud computing compliance from author Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP, the government program used to assess and authorize cloud products and services. Includes new information on cloud computing compliance from Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP Includes coverage for both corporate and government IT managers Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document FISMA compliance projects This book is used by various colleges and universities in information security and MBA curriculums.
Author: Michael Workman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Utilizing an incremental development method called knowledge scaffolding--a proven educational technique for learning subject matter thoroughly by reinforced learning through an elaborative rehearsal process--this new resource includes coverage on threats to confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as well as countermeasures to preserve these.
Author: Mark D. Spivey
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Examining computer security from the hacker's perspective, Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures employs virtual computers to illustrate how an attack is executed, including the script, compilation, and results. It provides detailed screen shots in each lab for the reader to follow along in a step-by-step process in order to duplicate and understand how the attack works. It enables experimenting with hacking techniques without fear of corrupting computers or violating any laws. Written in a lab manual style, the book begins with the installation of the VMware® Workstation product and guides the users through detailed hacking labs enabling them to experience what a hacker actually does during an attack. It covers social engineering techniques, footprinting techniques, and scanning tools. Later chapters examine spoofing techniques, sniffing techniques, password cracking, and attack tools. Identifying wireless attacks, the book also explores Trojans, Man-in-the-Middle (MTM) attacks, and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Learn how to secure your computers with this comprehensive guide on hacking techniques and countermeasures By understanding how an attack occurs the reader can better understand how to defend against it. This book shows how an attack is conceptualized, formulated, and performed. It offers valuable information for constructing a system to defend against attacks and provides a better understanding of securing your own computer or corporate network.
FreeBSD and OpenBSD are increasingly gaining traction in educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations worldwide because they provide significant security advantages over Linux. Although a lot can be said for the robustness, clean organization, and stability of the BSD operating systems, security is one of the main reasons system administrators use these two platforms.There are plenty of books to help you get a FreeBSD or OpenBSD system off the ground, and all of them touch on security to some extent, usually dedicating a chapter to the subject. But, as security is commonly named as the key concern for today's system administrators, a single chapter on the subject can't provide the depth of information you need to keep your systems secure.FreeBSD and OpenBSD are rife with security "building blocks" that you can put to use, and Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security shows you how. Both operating systems have kernel options and filesystem features that go well beyond traditional Unix permissions and controls. This power and flexibility is valuable, but the colossal range of possibilities need to be tackled one step at a time. This book walks you through the installation of a hardened operating system, the installation and configuration of critical services, and ongoing maintenance of your FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems.Using an application-specific approach that builds on your existing knowledge, the book provides sound technical information on FreeBSD and Open-BSD security with plenty of real-world examples to help you configure and deploy a secure system. By imparting a solid technical foundation as well as practical know-how, it enables administrators to push their server's security to the next level. Even administrators in other environments--like Linux and Solaris--can find useful paradigms to emulate.Written by security professionals with two decades of operating system experience, Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security features broad and deep explanations of how how to secure your most critical systems. Where other books on BSD systems help you achieve functionality, this book will help you more thoroughly secure your deployments.
Author: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Political Science
This analysis report provides information and gives insight into the activities of the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) conducted during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign. The Grizzly Steppe Report provides details regarding the tools and hacking techniques used by the Russian hackers in order to interfere the 2016 U.S. elections. This activity by RIS is just part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens. These cyber operations have included spearphishing campaigns targeting government organizations, critical infrastructure entities, think tanks, universities, political organizations, and corporations leading to the theft of information. In foreign countries, RIS actors conducted damaging and/or disruptive cyber-attacks, including attacks on critical infrastructure networks. In some cases, RIS actors masqueraded as third parties, hiding behind false online personas designed to cause the victim to misattribute the source of the attack. This report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the U.S. Government.
Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Computer crimes call for forensics specialists---people who know to find and follow the evidence. System Forensics, Investigation, and Response examines the fundamentals of system forensics what forensics is, an overview of computer crime, the challenges of system forensics, and forensics methods. It then addresses the tools, techniques, and methods used to perform computer forensics and investigation, including evidence collection, investigating information-hiding, recovering data, and more. The book closes with an exploration of incident and intrusion response, emerging technologies and future directions of the field, and additional system forensics resources. The Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Series delivers fundamental IT security principles packed with real world applications and examples for IT Security, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, and Information Systems, Security programs. Authored by Certified Information Systems Security professionals (CISSPs), and reviewed by leading technical experts in the field, these books are current, forward-thinking resources that enable readers to solve the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow.
What is the business model for making money on the Internet and how does it function? The answer to this question will determine the shape of the Internet over the near term. As the Internet business model continues to evolve, so will Internet management. And with the demise of the Internet greatly exaggerated, it will continue to be a driving force for business in the future. Keeping you up-to-date with the latest thinking in this field, New Directions in Internet Management gives you an encyclopedia of Internet management know-how. Most Internet-related books present in-depth coverage of one particular technology or application. Not this one. It provides you with a strategic and tactical view of the entire Internet landscape, what the technologies and applications are, how they work together, and how to plan for them. You get advice from battle-scarred experts on everything from choosing the right Web database to finding a reliable Web consultant, from security to performance management. Detailed and instructive case studies, examples, and hundreds illustrations supplement the coverage. Focusing exclusively on the management aspects of Internet development and maintenance, New Directions in Internet Management shows you how to leverage Internet technology while abiding by time-honored business practices.
Get ready for the latest Certified Ethical Hacker exam with the only book authorized by the creators of the certification, EC-Council! This book covers all of the various areas of the very challenging Certified Ethical Hacker exam, and includes hundreds of review questions in addition to refresher coverage of the information needed to successfully become a Certified Ethical Hacker. Including helpful at-a-glance quick reference boxes and tables, Exam Essentials summaries, review questions and answers, tutorial information and more, this resource is at once succinct and comprehensive. Not just an exam preparation tool, this book helps prepare future Certified Ethical Hackers to proactively protect their organization’s systems from malicious hackers. It strengthens readers knowledge that will help them successfully assess and analyze computer system weaknesses and vulnerabilities so they can most effectively safeguard the organization’s information and assets. This is the ideal resource for anyone looking to refresh their skills in this area, learn more about ethical hacking, or successfully pass the certification exam and become a Certified Ethical Hacker. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: John J. Barbara
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-28
Genre: Social Science
This volume presents an overview of computer forensics perfect for beginners. A distinguished group of specialist authors have crafted chapters rich with detail yet accessible for readers who are not experts in the field. Tying together topics as diverse as applicable laws on search and seizure, investigating cybercrime, and preparation for courtroom testimony, Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Evidence is an ideal overall reference for this multi-faceted discipline.