Author: David Miller
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Implement a robust SIEM system Effectively manage the security information and events produced by your network with help from this authoritative guide. Written by IT security experts, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Implementation shows you how to deploy SIEM technologies to monitor, identify, document, and respond to security threats and reduce false-positive alerts. The book explains how to implement SIEM products from different vendors, and discusses the strengths, weaknesses, and advanced tuning of these systems. You’ll also learn how to use SIEM capabilities for business intelligence. Real-world case studies are included in this comprehensive resource. Assess your organization’s business models, threat models, and regulatory compliance requirements Determine the necessary SIEM components for small- and medium-size businesses Understand SIEM anatomy—source device, log collection, parsing/normalization of logs, rule engine, log storage, and event monitoring Develop an effective incident response program Use the inherent capabilities of your SIEM system for business intelligence Develop filters and correlated event rules to reduce false-positive alerts Implement AlienVault’s Open Source Security Information Management (OSSIM) Deploy the Cisco Monitoring Analysis and Response System (MARS) Configure and use the Q1 Labs QRadar SIEM system Implement ArcSight Enterprise Security Management (ESM) v4.5 Develop your SIEM security analyst skills
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
Information Security Analytics gives you insights into the practice of analytics and, more importantly, how you can utilize analytic techniques to identify trends and outliers that may not be possible to identify using traditional security analysis techniques. Information Security Analytics dispels the myth that analytics within the information security domain is limited to just security incident and event management systems and basic network analysis. Analytic techniques can help you mine data and identify patterns and relationships in any form of security data. Using the techniques covered in this book, you will be able to gain security insights into unstructured big data of any type. The authors of Information Security Analytics bring a wealth of analytics experience to demonstrate practical, hands-on techniques through case studies and using freely-available tools that will allow you to find anomalies and outliers by combining disparate data sets. They also teach you everything you need to know about threat simulation techniques and how to use analytics as a powerful decision-making tool to assess security control and process requirements within your organization. Ultimately, you will learn how to use these simulation techniques to help predict and profile potential risks to your organization. Written by security practitioners, for security practitioners Real-world case studies and scenarios are provided for each analytics technique Learn about open-source analytics and statistical packages, tools, and applications Step-by-step guidance on how to use analytics tools and how they map to the techniques and scenarios provided Learn how to design and utilize simulations for "what-if" scenarios to simulate security events and processes Learn how to utilize big data techniques to assist in incident response and intrusion analysis
Written in an easy-to-follow approach using hands-on examples, this book helps you create virtual environments for advanced penetration testing, enabling you to build a multi-layered architecture to include firewalls, IDS/IPS, web application firewalls, and endpoint protection, which is essential in the penetration testing world.If you are a penetration tester, security consultant, security test engineer, or analyst who wants to practice and perfect penetration testing skills by building virtual pentesting labs in varying industry scenarios, this is the book for you. This book is ideal if you want to build and enhance your existing pentesting methods and skills. Basic knowledge of network security features is expected along with web application testing experience.
Security Operations Center Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC The complete, practical guide to planning, building, and operating an effective Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Operations Center is the complete guide to building, operating, and managing Security Operations Centers in any environment. Drawing on experience with hundreds of customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to large military organizations, three leading experts thoroughly review each SOC model, including virtual SOCs. You’ll learn how to select the right strategic option for your organization, and then plan and execute the strategy you’ve chosen. Security Operations Center walks you through every phase required to establish and run an effective SOC, including all significant people, process, and technology capabilities. The authors assess SOC technologies, strategy, infrastructure, governance, planning, implementation, and more. They take a holistic approach considering various commercial and open-source tools found in modern SOCs. This best-practice guide is written for anybody interested in learning how to develop, manage, or improve a SOC. A background in network security, management, and operations will be helpful but is not required. It is also an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the Cisco SCYBER exam. · Review high-level issues, such as vulnerability and risk management, threat intelligence, digital investigation, and data collection/analysis · Understand the technical components of a modern SOC · Assess the current state of your SOC and identify areas of improvement · Plan SOC strategy, mission, functions, and services · Design and build out SOC infrastructure, from facilities and networks to systems, storage, and physical security · Collect and successfully analyze security data · Establish an effective vulnerability management practice · Organize incident response teams and measure their performance · Define an optimal governance and staffing model · Develop a practical SOC handbook that people can actually use · Prepare SOC to go live, with comprehensive transition plans · React quickly and collaboratively to security incidents · Implement best practice security operations, including continuous enhancement and improvement
Author: Mark Rhodes-Ousley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis
Author: Adam Gordon
Publisher: (ISC)2 Press
Release Date: 2015-03-11
As an information security professional, it is essential to stay current on the latest advances in technology and the effluence of security threats. Candidates for the CISSP® certification need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), along with the ability to apply this indepth knowledge to daily practices. Recognized as one of the best tools available for security professionals, specifically for the candidate who is striving to become a CISSP, the Official (ISC)²® Guide to the CISSP® CBK®, Fourth Edition is both up-to-date and relevant. Reflecting the significant changes in the CISSP CBK, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the eight domains. Numerous illustrated examples and practical exercises are included in this book to demonstrate concepts and real-life scenarios. Endorsed by (ISC)² and compiled and reviewed by CISSPs and industry luminaries around the world, this textbook provides unrivaled preparation for the certification exam and is a reference that will serve you well into your career. Earning your CISSP is a respected achievement that validates your knowledge, skills, and experience in building and managing the security posture of your organization and provides you with membership to an elite network of professionals worldwide.
Candidates for the CISSP-ISSAP professional certification need to not only demonstrate a thorough understanding of the six domains of the ISSAP CBK, but also need to have the ability to apply this in-depth knowledge to develop a detailed security architecture. Supplying an authoritative review of the key concepts and requirements of the ISSAP CBK, the Official (ISC)2® Guide to the ISSAP® CBK®, Second Edition provides the practical understanding required to implement the latest security protocols to improve productivity, profitability, security, and efficiency. Encompassing all of the knowledge elements needed to create secure architectures, the text covers the six domains: Access Control Systems and Methodology, Communications and Network Security, Cryptology, Security Architecture Analysis, BCP/DRP, and Physical Security Considerations. Newly Enhanced Design – This Guide Has It All! Only guide endorsed by (ISC)2 Most up-to-date CISSP-ISSAP CBK Evolving terminology and changing requirements for security professionals Practical examples that illustrate how to apply concepts in real-life situations Chapter outlines and objectives Review questions and answers References to free study resources Read It. Study It. Refer to It Often. Build your knowledge and improve your chance of achieving certification the first time around. Endorsed by (ISC)2 and compiled and reviewed by CISSP-ISSAPs and (ISC)2 members, this book provides unrivaled preparation for the certification exam and is a reference that will serve you well into your career. Earning your ISSAP is a deserving achievement that gives you a competitive advantage and makes you a member of an elite network of professionals worldwide.
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2015-05-23
“This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you’re adopting a cloud solution.” --Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers “Thomas Erl’s text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations.” --Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book’s 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book’s unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management Providing trust attestation services to customers Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns
Cloud computing is becoming the next revolution in the IT industry; providing central storage for internet data and services that have the potential to bring data transmission performance, security and privacy, data deluge, and inefficient architecture to the next level. Enabling the New Era of Cloud Computing: Data Security, Transfer, and Management discusses cloud computing as an emerging technology and its critical role in the IT industry upgrade and economic development in the future. This book is an essential resource for business decision makers, technology investors, architects and engineers, and cloud consumers interested in the cloud computing future.
Author: Elias Carabaguiaz
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2018-01-04
With the advances of technology and the reoccurrence of data leaks, cyber security is a bigger challenge than ever before. Cyber attacks evolve as quickly as the technology itself, and hackers are finding more innovative ways to break security controls to access confidential data and to interrupt services. Hackers reinvent themselves using new technology features as a tool to expose companies and individuals. Therefore, cyber security cannot be reactive but must go a step further by implementing proactive security controls that protect one of the most important assets of every organization: the company's information. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about implementing IBM QRadar® for Security Intelligence and Event Monitoring (SIEM) and protecting an organization's networks through a sophisticated technology, which permits a proactive security posture. It is divided in to the following major sections to facilitate the integration of QRadar with any network architecture: Chapter 2, "Before the installation" on page 3 provides a review of important requirements before the installation of the product. Chapter 3, "Installing IBM QRadar V7.3" on page 57 provides step-by-step procedures to guide you through the installation process. Chapter 4, "After the installation" on page 77 helps you to configure additional features and perform checks after the product is installed. QRadar is an IBM Security prime product that is designed to be integrated with corporate network devices to keep a real-time monitoring of security events through a centralized console. Through this book, any network or security administrator can understand the product's features and benefits.
Author: Axel Buecker
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Every organization today needs to manage the risk of exposing business-critical data, improve business continuity, and minimize the cost of managing IT security. Most all IT assets of an organization share a common network infrastructure. Therefore, the first line of defense is to establish proper network security. This security is a prerequisite for a logical set of technical countermeasures to protect from many different attack vectors that use the network to infiltrate the backbone of an organization. The IBM® Security Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) stops network-based threats before they can impact the business operations of an organization. Preemptive protection, which is protection that works ahead of a threat, is available by means of a combination of line-speed performance, security intelligence, and a modular protection engine that enables security convergence. By consolidating network security demands for data security and protection for web applications, the IBM Security Network IPS serves as the security platform that can reduce the costs and complexity of deploying and managing point solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides IT architects and security specialists a better understanding of the challenging topic of blocking network threats. This book highlights security convergence of IBM Virtual Patch® technology, data security, and Web Application Protection. In addition, this book explores the technical foundation of the IBM Security Network IPS. It explains how to set up, configure, and maintain proper network perimeter protection within a real-world business scenario.
Every type of organization is vulnerable to insider abuse, errors, and malicious attacks: Grant anyone access to a system and you automatically introduce a vulnerability. Insiders can be current or former employees, contractors, or other business partners who have been granted authorized access to networks, systems, or data, and all of them can bypass security measures through legitimate means. Insider Threat – A Guide to Understanding, Detecting, and Defending Against the Enemy from Within shows how a security culture based on international best practice can help mitigate the insider threat, providing short-term quick fixes and long-term solutions that can be applied as part of an effective insider threat program. Read this book to learn the seven organizational characteristics common to insider threat victims; the ten stages of a malicious attack; the ten steps of a successful insider threat program; and the construction of a three-tier security culture, encompassing artefacts, values, and shared assumptions. Perhaps most importantly, it also sets out what not to do, listing a set of worst practices that should be avoided. About the author Dr Julie Mehan is the founder and president of JEMStone Strategies and a principal in a strategic consulting firm in Virginia. She has delivered cybersecurity and related privacy services to senior commercial, Department of Defense, and federal government clients. Dr Mehan is also an associate professor at the University of Maryland University College, specializing in courses in cybersecurity, cyberterror, IT in organizations, and ethics in an Internet society
Do you know what weapons are used to protect against cyber warfare and what tools to use to minimize their impact? How can you gather intelligence that will allow you to configure your system to ward off attacks? Online security and privacy issues are becoming more and more significant every day, with many instances of companies and governments mishandling (or deliberately misusing) personal and financial data. Organizations need to be committed to defending their own assets and their customers’ information. Designing and Building a Security Operations Center will show you how to develop the organization, infrastructure, and capabilities to protect your company and your customers effectively, efficiently, and discreetly. Written by a subject expert who has consulted on SOC implementation in both the public and private sector, Designing and Building a Security Operations Center is the go-to blueprint for cyber-defense. Explains how to develop and build a Security Operations Center Shows how to gather invaluable intelligence to protect your organization Helps you evaluate the pros and cons behind each decision during the SOC-building process