Black Hat Python

Author: Justin Seitz
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275907
Release Date: 2014-12-14
Genre: Computers

In Black Hat Python, the latest from Justin Seitz (author of the best-selling Gray Hat Python), you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more. You’ll learn how to: Create a trojan command-and-control using GitHubDetect sandboxing and automate com­mon malware tasks, like keylogging and screenshottingEscalate Windows privileges with creative process controlUse offensive memory forensics tricks to retrieve password hashes and inject shellcode into a virtual machineExtend the popular Burp Suite web-hacking toolAbuse Windows COM automation to perform a man-in-the-browser attackExfiltrate data from a network most sneakily Insider techniques and creative challenges throughout show you how to extend the hacks and how to write your own exploits. When it comes to offensive security, your ability to create powerful tools on the fly is indispensable. Learn how in Black Hat Python.

Bitcoin for the Befuddled

Author: Conrad Barski
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275730
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin—the game-changing digital currency used by millions worldwide. But Bitcoin isn't just another way to buy stuff. It’s an anonymous, revolutionary, cryptographically secure currency that functions without the oversight of a central authority or government. If you want to get into the Bitcoin game but find yourself a little confused, Bitcoin for the ­Befuddled may be just what you’re looking for. Learn what Bitcoin is; how it works; and how to acquire, store, and spend bitcoins safely and securely. You'll also learn: Bitcoin’s underlying cryptographic principles, and how bitcoins are createdThe history of Bitcoin and its potential impact on trade and commerceAll about the blockchain, the public ledger of Bitcoin transactionsHow to choose a bitcoin wallet that’s safe and easy to useHow to accept bitcoins as payment in your physical store or on your websiteAdvanced topics, including Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin programming With its non-technical language and patient, step-by-step approach to this fascinating currency, Bitcoin for the Befuddled is your ticket to getting started with Bitcoin. Get out from under the rock and get in the Bitcoin game. Just make sure not to lose your shirt.

Advanced Penetration Testing

Author: Wil Allsopp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119367666
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Computers

Build a better defense against motivated, organized, professional attacks Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks takes hacking far beyond Kali linux and Metasploit to provide a more complex attack simulation. Featuring techniques not taught in any certification prep or covered by common defensive scanners, this book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures. Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The professional hackers and nation states on the forefront of today's threats operate at a much more complex level—and this book shows you how to defend your high security network. Use targeted social engineering pretexts to create the initial compromise Leave a command and control structure in place for long-term access Escalate privilege and breach networks, operating systems, and trust structures Infiltrate further using harvested credentials while expanding control Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and other high-value targets need to harden their IT infrastructure and human capital against targeted advanced attacks from motivated professionals. Advanced Penetration Testing goes beyond Kali linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks.

Data for Learning

Author: Husein Abdul-Hamid
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464811005
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Education

Data are a crucial ingredient in any successful education system, but building and sustaining a data system are challenging tasks. Many countries around the world have spent significant resources but still struggle to accomplish a functioning Education Management Information System (EMIS). On the other hand, countries that have created successful systems are harnessing the power of data to improve education outcomes. Increasingly, EMISs are moving away from using data narrowly for counting students and schools. Instead, they use data to drive system-wide innovations, accountability, professionalization, and, most important, quality and learning. This broader use of data also benefits classroom instruction and support at schools. An effective data system ensures that education cycles, from preschool to tertiary, are aligned and that the education system is monitored so it can achieve its ultimate goal—producing graduates able to successfully transition into the labor market and contribute to the overall national economy. Data for Learning: Building a Smart Education Data System and its forthcoming companion volume shed light on challenges in building a data system and provide actionable direction on how to navigate the complex issues associated with education data for better learning outcomes and beyond. Data for Learning details the key ingredients of successful data systems, including tangible examples, common pitfalls, and good practices. It is a resource for policy makers working to craft the vision and strategic road map of an EMIS, as well as a handbook to assist teams and decision makers in avoiding common mistakes. It is designed to provide the “how-to†? and to guide countries at various stages of EMIS deployment. A forthcoming companion volume will focus on digging deeper into the practical applications of education data systems by various user groups in different settings.

Blue Team Field Manual

Author: Alan White
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154101636X
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre:

Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM) is a Cyber Security Incident Response Guide that aligns with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework consisting of the five core functions of Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover by providing the tactical steps to follow and commands to use when preparing for, working through and recovering from a Cyber Security Incident.

Practical Internet of Things Security

Author: Brian Russell
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785880292
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Computers

A practical, indispensable security guide that will navigate you through the complex realm of securely building and deploying systems in our IoT-connected world About This Book Learn to design and implement cyber security strategies for your organization Learn to protect cyber-physical systems and utilize forensic data analysis to beat vulnerabilities in your IoT ecosystem Learn best practices to secure your data from device to the cloud Gain insight into privacy-enhancing techniques and technologies Who This Book Is For This book targets IT Security Professionals and Security Engineers (including pentesters, security architects and ethical hackers) who would like to ensure security of their organization's data when connected through the IoT. Business analysts and managers will also find it useful. What You Will Learn Learn how to break down cross-industry barriers by adopting the best practices for IoT deployments Build a rock-solid security program for IoT that is cost-effective and easy to maintain Demystify complex topics such as cryptography, privacy, and penetration testing to improve your security posture See how the selection of individual components can affect the security posture of the entire system Use Systems Security Engineering and Privacy-by-design principles to design a secure IoT ecosystem Get to know how to leverage the burdgening cloud-based systems that will support the IoT into the future. In Detail With the advent of Intenret of Things (IoT), businesses will be faced with defending against new types of threats. The business ecosystem now includes cloud computing infrastructure, mobile and fixed endpoints that open up new attack surfaces, a desire to share information with many stakeholders and a need to take action quickly based on large quantities of collected data. . It therefore becomes critical to ensure that cyber security threats are contained to a minimum when implementing new IoT services and solutions. . The interconnectivity of people, devices, and companies raises stakes to a new level as computing and action become even more mobile, everything becomes connected to the cloud, and infrastructure is strained to securely manage the billions of devices that will connect us all to the IoT. This book shows you how to implement cyber-security solutions, IoT design best practices and risk mitigation methodologies to address device and infrastructure threats to IoT solutions. This book will take readers on a journey that begins with understanding the IoT and how it can be applied in various industries, goes on to describe the security challenges associated with the IoT, and then provides a set of guidelines to architect and deploy a secure IoT in your Enterprise. The book will showcase how the IoT is implemented in early-adopting industries and describe how lessons can be learned and shared across diverse industries to support a secure IoT. Style and approach This book aims to educate readers on key areas in IoT security. It walks readers through engaging with security challenges and then provides answers on how to successfully manage IoT security and build a safe infrastructure for smart devices. After reading this book, you will understand the true potential of tools and solutions in order to build real-time security intelligence on IoT networks.

What the Digital Future Holds

Author: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262534994
Release Date: 2018-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Digital technology has profoundly affected the ways that businesses design and produce goods, manage internal communication, and connect with customers. But the next phase of the digital revolution raises a new set of questions about the relationship between technology and the practice of management. Managers in the digital era must consider how big data can inform hiring decisions, whether new communication technologies are empowering workers or unleashing organizational chaos, what role algorithms will play in corporate strategy, and even how to give performance feedback to a robot. This collection of short, pithy essays from MIT Sloan Management Review, written by both practitioners and academic experts, explores technology's foundational impact on management. Much of the conversation around these topics centers on the evolving relationship between humans and cognitive technologies, and the essays reflect this -- considering, for example, not only how to manage a bot but how cognitive systems will enhance business decision making, how AI delivers value, and the ethics of algorithms. ContributorsAjay Agrawal, Robert D. Austin, David H. Autor, Andrew Burgert, Paul R. Daugherty, Thomas H. Davenport, R. Edward Freeman, Joshua S. Gans, Avi Goldfarb, Lynda Gratton, Reid Hoffman, Bala Iyer, Gerald C. Kane, Frieda Klotz, Rita Gunther McGrath, Paul Michelman, Andrew W. Moore, Nicola Morini-Bianzino, Tim O'Reilly, Bidhan L. Parmar, Ginni Rometty, Bernd Schmitt, Alex Tapscott, Don Tapscott, Monideepa Tarafdar, Catherine J. Turco, George Westerman, H. James Wilson, Andrew S. Winston

Python for Beginners

Author: Joshua Welsh
Publisher:
ISBN: 1541149130
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre:

There are few better pursuits you could undertake than learning to program. Not many things will benefit you as directly as programming will. This book will teach you how to go from setting up your Python environment to working with complex object-oriented concepts, all in a matter of no time. If you want to learn Python quickly but still have an impressive grasp on it, this just might be the book for you. If you're on the edge of learning Python, I should just say that programming is the only form of self-expression that allows the end user to directly interact with your art. Programming is a science, but it's also an art. In this book, you're going to learn how to start to use this hugely dynamic language in order to make computers do what you want them to do. Whether you're learning to program as a career move, as a hobbyist, or as somebody just looking to dabble in computer programming, learning programming is ultimately one of the best moves you'll ever make for yourself. It's my goal in this book to ensure that you are an able Python programmer in no time at all. There are many books about Python programming on the market, but there are few that will cater so kindly to helping you get on your feet in Python and helping you feel like you know the language inside and out in no time at all. This is one of them.

Python Programming

Author: Joshua Welsh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542347947
Release Date: 2017-01-04
Genre:

There are few better pursuits you could undertake than learning to program. Not many things will benefit you as directly as Python programming will. This book will teach you how to go from setting up your Python environment to working with complex object-oriented concepts, all in a matter of no time. If you want to learn Python programming quickly but still have an impressive grasp on it, this just might be the book for you. If you're on the edge of learning Python programming, I should just say that programming is the only form of self-expression that allows the end user to directly interact with your art. Programming is a science, but it's also an art. In this book, you're going to learn how to start to use this hugely dynamic language in order to make computers do what you want them to do. Whether you're learning to program as a career move, as a hobbyist, or as somebody just looking to dabble in computer programming, learning programming is ultimately one of the best moves you'll ever make for yourself. It's my goal in this book to ensure that you are an able Python programmer in no time at all. There are many books about Python language on the market, but there are few that will cater so kindly to helping you get on your feet in Python and helping you feel like you know the language inside and out in no time at all. This is one of them.

The Last Mortal Bond

Author: Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781466828452
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Fiction

The trilogy that began with The Emperor's Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire in Brian Staveley's The Last Mortal Bond The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own. But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all--Valyn, Adare, and Kaden--come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future. Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne The Emperor's Blades The Providence of Fire The Last Mortal Bond Other books in the world of the Unhewn Throne Skullsworn At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tor and the Deep Web

Author: Joshua Welsh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542745373
Release Date: 2017-01-25
Genre:

Want to learn how to hide your I.P address? Tired of the NSA spying on you? Want to learn how to hack? This Book Will Teach You How To be Anonymous Online Today!The Internet is a wonderful resource which has allowed people to access a fountain of knowledge with the simple click of a button. The internet has grown considerably fast in the last decade, and it is still expanding at extraordinary rates. But with this incredible tool comes a danger! The government has been using our vast resource to spy on individuals and businesses, overstepping their role as an entity that exists to serve the people. In this book, you will learn how to fight back against the government and NSA. You will also discover how you can browse online while remaining anonymous. Sound too good to be true? Take a look at what this book has to offer:* Tor- What is it and How can it Benefit You? * Using Tor to be Anonymous Online* Browsing the Internet Anonymously with Tor * Evading the NSA so They Cannot Spy on You* Using Tor for Hacking * Types of Hacking * Hacking into the Tor network* The Weaknesses of Tor* And much, much, more...This book is an easy-to-follow guide that will explain exactly how YOU can start using TOR. The focus of this book is on the beginner, and it will walk you step-by-step on how to get started. TOR and the Deep Web is your perfect guide to learn how to remain anonymous online.Now you will be the master of the internet, never again giving the slightest of thought to the overreaching regulations of the government!

Hacking with Kali

Author: James Broad
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124078833
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: Computers

Hacking with Kali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of the Kali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of the Kali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services. Once you're familiar with the basic components of the software, you'll learn how to use Kali through the phases of the penetration testing lifecycle; one major tool from each phase is explained. The book culminates with a chapter on reporting that will provide examples of documents used prior to, during and after the pen test. This guide will benefit information security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, and beginning and intermediate professional pen testers, as well as students majoring in information security. Provides detailed explanations of the complete penetration testing lifecycle Complete linkage of the Kali information, resources and distribution downloads Hands-on exercises reinforce topics

Practical Machine Learning with H2O

Author: Darren Cook
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491964552
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Computers

Machine learning has finally come of age. With H2O software, you can perform machine learning and data analysis using a simple open source framework that’s easy to use, has a wide range of OS and language support, and scales for big data. This hands-on guide teaches you how to use H20 with only minimal math and theory behind the learning algorithms. If you’re familiar with R or Python, know a bit of statistics, and have some experience manipulating data, author Darren Cook will take you through H2O basics and help you conduct machine-learning experiments on different sample data sets. You’ll explore several modern machine-learning techniques such as deep learning, random forests, unsupervised learning, and ensemble learning. Learn how to import, manipulate, and export data with H2O Explore key machine-learning concepts, such as cross-validation and validation data sets Work with three diverse data sets, including a regression, a multinomial classification, and a binomial classification Use H2O to analyze each sample data set with four supervised machine-learning algorithms Understand how cluster analysis and other unsupervised machine-learning algorithms work

Bitcoin

Author: Joshua Welsh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542834333
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre:

Do you want to learn about secure cryptocurrency? Or how to make money online? Do you want to invest in a secure future? Then this book is right for you! The simple term "Bitcoin" can be intimidating to some people, especially those who have never purchased a Bitcoin or have ever dealt in the currency before. There are many options when it comes to Bitcoin, and you need to make sure that you are getting the most out of the investment process. Anyone who is considering investing in Bitcoin should take their time and learn as much about it as possible. The actual act of purchasing a Bitcoin can be lengthy and can cost you a lot of money so make sure that you are as well informed as possible. As one of the best and most mysterious investment opportunities, learn more about Bitcoin. That's what this book is all about! In this book, you will learn: What Bitcoin is and how you can learn it How to master Bitcoin How to learn Bitcoin Mining How to Trade with Bitcoins How to learn and assess the current value of Bitcoins HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH BITCOINS much, much, more... Read on to learn more about what Bitcoin is, the way that it works to make people money, and how you can make your own money from it!! GO CLICK THAT ORANGE BUY BUTTON NOW TO BEGIN MAKING REAL MONEY WITH BITCOINS! Tags: bitcoin, bitcoin mining, bitcoin trading, cryptocurrency, digital cryptocurrency, blockchain, hacking, tor, python programming, python for beginners, how to make money online, investing, java programming, sql programming, security hacking, hack, computer programming, python language, python, hack, dark net, deep web, conceal ip address

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Author: Vijay Kumar Velu
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785888694
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Genre: Computers

Explore real-world threat scenarios, attacks on mobile applications, and ways to counter them About This Book Gain insights into the current threat landscape of mobile applications in particular Explore the different options that are available on mobile platforms and prevent circumventions made by attackers This is a step-by-step guide to setting up your own mobile penetration testing environment Who This Book Is For If you are a mobile application evangelist, mobile application developer, information security practitioner, penetration tester on infrastructure web applications, an application security professional, or someone who wants to learn mobile application security as a career, then this book is for you. This book will provide you with all the skills you need to get started with Android and iOS pen-testing. What You Will Learn Gain an in-depth understanding of Android and iOS architecture and the latest changes Discover how to work with different tool suites to assess any application Develop different strategies and techniques to connect to a mobile device Create a foundation for mobile application security principles Grasp techniques to attack different components of an Android device and the different functionalities of an iOS device Get to know secure development strategies for both iOS and Android applications Gain an understanding of threat modeling mobile applications Get an in-depth understanding of both Android and iOS implementation vulnerabilities and how to provide counter-measures while developing a mobile app In Detail Mobile security has come a long way over the last few years. It has transitioned from "should it be done?" to "it must be done!"Alongside the growing number of devises and applications, there is also a growth in the volume of Personally identifiable information (PII), Financial Data, and much more. This data needs to be secured. This is why Pen-testing is so important to modern application developers. You need to know how to secure user data, and find vulnerabilities and loopholes in your application that might lead to security breaches. This book gives you the necessary skills to security test your mobile applications as a beginner, developer, or security practitioner. You'll start by discovering the internal components of an Android and an iOS application. Moving ahead, you'll understand the inter-process working of these applications. Then you'll set up a test environment for this application using various tools to identify the loopholes and vulnerabilities in the structure of the applications. Finally, after collecting all information about these security loop holes, we'll start securing our applications from these threats. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples of real-world attack simulations. Each topic is explained in context with respect to testing, and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts and techniques used for different platforms.