Traditional intrusion detection and logfile analysis are no longer enough to protect today’s complex networks. In the updated second edition of this practical guide, security researcher Michael Collins shows InfoSec personnel the latest techniques and tools for collecting and analyzing network traffic datasets. You’ll understand how your network is used, and what actions are necessary to harden and defend the systems within it. In three sections, this book examines the process of collecting and organizing data, various tools for analysis, and several different analytic scenarios and techniques. New chapters focus on active monitoring and traffic manipulation, insider threat detection, data mining, regression and machine learning, and other topics. You’ll learn how to: Use sensors to collect network, service, host, and active domain data Work with the SiLK toolset, Python, and other tools and techniques for manipulating data you collect Detect unusual phenomena through exploratory data analysis (EDA), using visualization and mathematical techniques Analyze text data, traffic behavior, and communications mistakes Identify significant structures in your network with graph analysis Examine insider threat data and acquire threat intelligence Map your network and identify significant hosts within it Work with operations to develop defenses and analysis techniques
As an under-studied area of academic research, the analysis of computer network traffic data is still in its infancy. However, the challenge of detecting and mitigating malicious or unauthorised behaviour through the lens of such data is becoming an increasingly prominent issue. This collection of papers by leading researchers and practitioners synthesises cutting-edge work in the analysis of dynamic networks and statistical aspects of cyber security. The book is structured in such a way as to keep security application at the forefront of discussions. It offers readers easy access into the area of data analysis for complex cyber-security applications, with a particular focus on temporal and network aspects. Chapters can be read as standalone sections and provide rich reviews of the latest research within the field of cyber-security. Academic readers will benefit from state-of-the-art descriptions of new methodologies and their extension to real practical problems while industry professionals will appreciate access to more advanced methodology than ever before. Contents:Network Attacks and the Data They Affect (M Morgan, J Sexton, J Neil, A Ricciardi & J Theimer)Cyber-Security Data Sources for Dynamic Network Research (A D Kent)Modelling User Behaviour in a Network Using Computer Event Logs (M J M Turcotte, N A Heard & A D Kent)Network Services as Risk Factors: A Genetic Epidemiology Approach to Cyber-Security (S Gil)Community Detection and Role Identification in Directed Networks: Understanding the Twitter Network of the Care.Data Debate (B Amor, S Vuik, R Callahan, A Darzi, S N Yaliraki & M Barahona)Anomaly Detection for Cyber Security Applications (P Rubin-Delanchy, D J Lawson & N A Heard)Exponential Random Graph Modelling of Static and Dynamic Social Networks (A Caimo)Hierarchical Dynamic Walks (A V Mantzaris, P Grindrod & D J Higham)Temporal Reachability in Dynamic Networks (A Hagberg, N Lemons & S Misra) Readership: Researchers and practitioners in dynamic network analysis and cyber-security. Key Features:Detailed descriptions of the behaviour of attackersDiscussions of new public domain data sources, including data quality issuesA collection of papers introducing novel methodology for cyber-data analysis
"The book you are about to read will arm you with the knowledge you need to defend your network from attackers—both the obvious and the not so obvious.... If you are new to network security, don't put this book back on the shelf! This is a great book for beginners and I wish I had access to it many years ago. If you've learned the basics of TCP/IP protocols and run an open source or commercial IDS, you may be asking 'What's next?' If so, this book is for you." —Ron Gula, founder and CTO, Tenable Network Security, from the Foreword "Richard Bejtlich has a good perspective on Internet security—one that is orderly and practical at the same time. He keeps readers grounded and addresses the fundamentals in an accessible way." —Marcus Ranum, TruSecure "This book is not about security or network monitoring: It's about both, and in reality these are two aspects of the same problem. You can easily find people who are security experts or network monitors, but this book explains how to master both topics." —Luca Deri, ntop.org "This book will enable security professionals of all skill sets to improve their understanding of what it takes to set up, maintain, and utilize a successful network intrusion detection strategy." —Kirby Kuehl, Cisco Systems Every network can be compromised. There are too many systems, offering too many services, running too many flawed applications. No amount of careful coding, patch management, or access control can keep out every attacker. If prevention eventually fails, how do you prepare for the intrusions that will eventually happen? Network security monitoring (NSM) equips security staff to deal with the inevitable consequences of too few resources and too many responsibilities. NSM collects the data needed to generate better assessment, detection, and response processes—resulting in decreased impact from unauthorized activities. In The Tao of Network Security Monitoring , Richard Bejtlich explores the products, people, and processes that implement the NSM model. By focusing on case studies and the application of open source tools, he helps you gain hands-on knowledge of how to better defend networks and how to mitigate damage from security incidents. Inside, you will find in-depth information on the following areas. The NSM operational framework and deployment considerations. How to use a variety of open-source tools—including Sguil, Argus, and Ethereal—to mine network traffic for full content, session, statistical, and alert data. Best practices for conducting emergency NSM in an incident response scenario, evaluating monitoring vendors, and deploying an NSM architecture. Developing and applying knowledge of weapons, tactics, telecommunications, system administration, scripting, and programming for NSM. The best tools for generating arbitrary packets, exploiting flaws, manipulating traffic, and conducting reconnaissance. Whether you are new to network intrusion detection and incident response, or a computer-security veteran, this book will enable you to quickly develop and apply the skills needed to detect, prevent, and respond to new and emerging threats.
Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone. Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture. Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basics Understand threats you face and what you should be protecting Collect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possible Build your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and response Learn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothly Select the right monitoring and detection tools for your environment Develop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reports Know what actions to take during the incident response phase
This guide teaches security analysts to minimize information loss and system disruption using effective system monitoring and detection measures. The information here spans all phases of incident response, from pre-incident conditions and considerations to post-incident analysis. This book will deliver immediate solutions to a growing audience eager to secure its networks.
Author: Roberta Bragg
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Release Date: 2004
Written by a team of high caliber security industry professionals, this book delivers concise security information for all network layers--in one volume. It includes security techniques for major Windows and UNIX-based operating systems--Linux, BSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-US, NT/2000, .NET, Win95/98/ME/XP, Active Directory. (Midwest).
Author: Harold F. Tipton
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Considered the gold-standard reference on information security, the Information Security Management Handbook provides an authoritative compilation of the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required of today's IT security professional. Now in its sixth edition, this 3200 page, 4 volume stand-alone reference is organized under the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge domains and has been updated yearly. Each annual update, the latest is Volume 6, reflects the changes to the CBK in response to new laws and evolving technology.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Release Date: 2014
Genre: United States
Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Fully updated computer security essentials—quality approved by CompTIA Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written by a pair of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+® and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) will help you pass the exam and become a CompTIA certified computer security expert. Find out how to: •Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security •Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) •Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) •Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices •Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications •Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing •Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits •Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security •Explore secure software development requirements •Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures •Handle computer forensics and incident response •Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues Online content includes: •Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or exam objective •200 practice exam questions Each chapter includes: •Learning objectives •Real-world examples •Try This! and Cross Check exercises •Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings •Exam Tips •End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development
Publisher: Not Avail
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Written by leading information security educators, this fully revised, full-color computer security textbook covers CompTIA’s fastest-growing credential, CompTIA Security+. Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition is a student-tested, introductory computer security textbook that provides comprehensive coverage of computer and network security fundamentals in an engaging and dynamic full-color design. In addition to teaching key computer security concepts, the textbook also fully prepares you for CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401 with 100% coverage of all exam objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of topics to be covered and features sidebar exam and tech tips, a chapter summary, and an end-of-chapter assessment section that includes key term, multiple choice, and essay quizzes as well as lab projects. Electronic content includes CompTIA Security+ practice exam questions and a PDF copy of the book. Key features: CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) Electronic content features two simulated practice exams in the Total Tester exam engine and a PDF eBook Supplemented by Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition, available separately White and Conklin are two of the most well-respected computer security educators in higher education Instructor resource materials for adopting instructors include: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint slides featuring artwork from the book, and a test bank of questions for use as quizzes or exams Answers to the end of chapter sections are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors Learn how to: Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security Explore secure software development requirements Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures Handle computer forensics and incident response Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues
Author: Eric C. Thompson
Release Date: 2018-09-20
Create, maintain, and manage a continual cybersecurity incident response program using the practical steps presented in this book. Don't allow your cybersecurity incident responses (IR) to fall short of the mark due to lack of planning, preparation, leadership, and management support. Surviving an incident, or a breach, requires the best response possible. This book provides practical guidance for the containment, eradication, and recovery from cybersecurity events and incidents. The book takes the approach that incident response should be a continual program. Leaders must understand the organizational environment, the strengths and weaknesses of the program and team, and how to strategically respond. Successful behaviors and actions required for each phase of incident response are explored in the book. Straight from NIST 800-61, these actions include: Planning and practicing Detection Containment Eradication Post-incident actions What You’ll Learn Know the sub-categories of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Understand the components of incident response Go beyond the incident response plan Turn the plan into a program that needs vision, leadership, and culture to make it successful Be effective in your role on the incident response team Who This Book Is For Cybersecurity leaders, executives, consultants, and entry-level professionals responsible for executing the incident response plan when something goes wrong