Defend I.T.: Security by Example draws on detailed war stories to identify what was done right and what was done wrong in actual computer-security attacks, giving you the opportunity to benefit from real experiences. Approaches to securing systems and networks vary widely from industry to industry and organization to organization. By examining a variety of real-life incidents companies are too embarrassed to publicly share, the authors explain what could have been done differently to avoid the losses incurred--whether creating a different process for incident response or having better security countermeasures in place to begin with.
Inside, you'll find in-depth case studies in a variety of categories:
Basic Hacking: Blackhat bootcamp, including mapping a network, exploiting vulnerable architecture, and launching denial-of-service attacks
Current Methods: The latest in malicious deeds, including attacks on wireless networks, viruses and worms, and compromised Web servers
Additional Items on the Plate: Often overlooked security measures such as developing a security policy, intrusion-detection systems, disaster recovery, and government regulations
Old School: Classic means of compromising networks--war dialing and social engineering
Forensics: How to investigate industrial espionage, financial fraud, and network intrusion
Aimed at both information-security professionals and network administrators, Defend I.T. shows you how to tap the best computer-security practices and industry standards to deter attacks and better defend networks.
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Date: 19 May, 2004
Author: Ajay Gupta, Scott Laliberte