The Definitive Insider’s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer. Drawing on their extraordinary experience, they introduce a start-to-finish methodology for “ripping apart” applications to reveal even the most subtle and well-hidden security flaws. The Art of Software Security Assessment covers the full spectrum of software vulnerabilities in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments. It demonstrates how to audit security in applications of all sizes and functions, including network and Web software. Moreover, it teaches using extensive examples of real code drawn from past flaws in many of the industry's highest-profile applications. Coverage includes • Code auditing: theory, practice, proven methodologies, and secrets of the trade • Bridging the gap between secure software design and post-implementation review • Performing architectural assessment: design review, threat modeling, and operational review • Identifying vulnerabilities related to memory management, data types, and malformed data • UNIX/Linux assessment: privileges, files, and processes • Windows-specific issues, including objects and the filesystem • Auditing interprocess communication, synchronization, and state • Evaluating network software: IP stacks, firewalls, and common application protocols • Auditing Web applications and technologies
Author: John G. Voeller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-04-12
The Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security is an essential and timely collection of resources designed to support the effective communication of homeland security research across all disciplines and institutional boundaries. Truly a unique work this 4 volume set focuses on the science behind safety, security, and recovery from both man-made and natural disasters has a broad scope and international focus. The Handbook: Educates researchers in the critical needs of the homeland security and intelligence communities and the potential contributions of their own disciplines Emphasizes the role of fundamental science in creating novel technological solutions Details the international dimensions of homeland security and counterterrorism research Provides guidance on technology diffusion from the laboratory to the field Supports cross-disciplinary dialogue in this field between operational, R&D and consumer communities
The two-volume set LNCS 9952 and LNCS 9953 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2016, held in Imperial, Corfu, Greece, in October 2016. The papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. Featuring a track introduction to each section, the papers are organized in topical sections named: statistical model checking; evaluation and reproducibility of program analysis and verification; ModSyn-PP: modular synthesis of programs and processes; semantic heterogeneity in the formal development of complex systems; static and runtime verification: competitors or friends?; rigorous engineering of collective adaptive systems; correctness-by-construction and post-hoc verification: friends or foes?; privacy and security issues in information systems; towards a unified view of modeling and programming; formal methods and safety certification: challenges in the railways domain; RVE: runtime verification and enforcement, the (industrial) application perspective; variability modeling for scalable software evolution; detecting and understanding software doping; learning systems: machine-learning in software products and learning-based analysis of software systems; testing the internet of things; doctoral symposium; industrial track; RERS challenge; and STRESS.
This two-volume set (CCIS 150 and CCIS 151) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Applications, UCMA 2011, held in Daejeon, Korea, in April 2011. The 86 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 570 submissions. Focusing on various aspects of advances in multimedia applications and ubiquitous computing with computational sciences, mathematics and information technology the papers present current research in the area of multimedia and ubiquitous environment including models and systems, new directions, novel applications associated with the utilization, and acceptance of ubiquitous computing devices and systems.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment, DIMVA 2016, held in San Sebastián, Spain, in July 2016. The 19 revised full papers and 2 extended abstracts presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. They present the state of the art in intrusion detection, malware analysis, and vulnerability assessment, dealing with novel ideas, techniques, and applications in important areas of computer security including vulnerability detection, attack prevention, web security, malware detection and classification, authentication, data leakage prevention, and countering evasive techniques such as obfuscation.
An organization’s employees are often more intimate with its computer system than anyone else. Many also have access to sensitive information regarding the company and its customers. This makes employees prime candidates for sabotaging a system if they become disgruntled or for selling privileged information if they become greedy. Insider Computer Fraud: An In-depth Framework for Detecting and Defending against Insider IT Attacks presents the methods, safeguards, and techniques that help protect an organization from insider computer fraud. Drawing from the author’s vast experience assessing the adequacy of IT security for the banking and securities industries, the book presents a practical framework for identifying, measuring, monitoring, and controlling the risks associated with insider threats. It not only provides an analysis of application or system-related risks, it demonstrates the interrelationships that exist between an application and the IT infrastructure components it uses to transmit, process, and store sensitive data. The author also examines the symbiotic relationship between the risks, controls, threats, and action plans that should be deployed to enhance the overall information security governance processes. Increasing the awareness and understanding necessary to effectively manage the risks and controls associated with an insider threat, this book is an invaluable resource for those interested in attaining sound and best practices over the risk management process.
Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Welcome to today’s most useful and practical one-volume introduction to computer security. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started in the field. Drawing on his extensive experience as a security instructor and consultant, Easttom thoroughly covers core topics, such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection. Writing clearly and simply, he fully addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying. Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is packed with tips and examples, all extensively updated for the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Each chapter offers exercises, projects, and review questions designed to deepen your understanding and help you apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a system or network administrator, a manager, or a law enforcement professional, this book will help you protect your systems and data and expand your career options. Learn how to Identify the worst threats to your network and assess your risks Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can prevent their attacks Implement a proven layered approach to network security Use basic networking knowledge to improve security Resist the full spectrum of Internet-based scams and frauds Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks Prevent attacks by viruses, spyware, and other malware Protect against low-tech social engineering attacks Choose the best encryption methods for your organization Select firewalls and other security technologies Implement security policies that will work in your environment Scan your network for vulnerabilities Evaluate potential security consultants Understand cyberterrorism and information warfare Master basic computer forensics and know what to do after you’re attacked
Unleash the power of Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests About This Book Sharpen your pentesting skills with Python Develop your fluency with Python to write sharper scripts for rigorous security testing Get stuck into some of the most powerful tools in the security world Who This Book Is For If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and wants to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this course is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this course can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files and use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call to automate exploit generation and execution Exploit the Remote File Inclusion to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages Crack an organization's Internet perimeter and chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources Explore wireless traffic with the help of various programs and perform wireless attacks with Python programs Gather passive information from a website using automated scripts and perform XSS, SQL injection, and parameter tampering attacks Develop complicated header-based attacks through Python In Detail Cybercriminals are always one step ahead, when it comes to tools and techniques. This means you need to use the same tools and adopt the same mindset to properly secure your software. This course shows you how to do just that, demonstrating how effective Python can be for powerful pentesting that keeps your software safe. Comprising of three key modules, follow each one to push your Python and security skills to the next level. In the first module, we'll show you how to get to grips with the fundamentals. This means you'll quickly find out how to tackle some of the common challenges facing pentesters using custom Python tools designed specifically for your needs. You'll also learn what tools to use and when, giving you complete confidence when deploying your pentester tools to combat any potential threat. In the next module you'll begin hacking into the application layer. Covering everything from parameter tampering, DDoS, XXS and SQL injection, it will build on the knowledge and skills you learned in the first module to make you an even more fluent security expert. Finally in the third module, you'll find more than 60 Python pentesting recipes. We think this will soon become your trusted resource for any pentesting situation. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning Penetration Testing with Python by Christopher Duffy Python Penetration Testing Essentials by Mohit Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan,Terry Ip, Andrew Mabbitt, Benjamin May and Dave Mound Style and approach This course provides a quick access to powerful, modern tools, and customizable scripts to kick-start the creation of your own Python web penetration testing toolbox.
This book, gathering the Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference, offers a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wide range of topics in intelligent systems, computing and their real-world applications. The Conference attracted a total of 568 submissions from pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer review process. Of those 568 submissions, 192 submissions (including 14 poster papers) were selected for inclusion in these proceedings. Despite computer science’s comparatively brief history as a formal academic discipline, it has made a number of fundamental contributions to science and society—in fact, along with electronics, it is a founding science of the current epoch of human history (‘the Information Age’) and a main driver of the Information Revolution. The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for researchers to present fundamental contributions, and to be a premier venue for academic and industry practitioners to share new ideas and development experiences. This book collects state of the art chapters on all aspects of Computer Science, from classical to intelligent. It covers both the theory and applications of the latest computer technologies and methodologies. Providing the state of the art in intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems, along with a vision of future research, the book will be interesting and valuable for a broad readership.