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Virtualization for Security

Virtualization for Security Author John Hoopes
ISBN-10 9780080879352
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 384
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One of the biggest buzzwords in the IT industry for the past few years, virtualization has matured into a practical requirement for many best-practice business scenarios, becoming an invaluable tool for security professionals at companies of every size. In addition to saving time and other resources, virtualization affords unprecedented means for intrusion and malware detection, prevention, recovery, and analysis. Taking a practical approach in a growing market underserved by books, this hands-on title is the first to combine in one place the most important and sought-after uses of virtualization for enhanced security, including sandboxing, disaster recovery and high availability, forensic analysis, and honeypotting. Already gaining buzz and traction in actual usage at an impressive rate, Gartner research indicates that virtualization will be the most significant trend in IT infrastructure and operations over the next four years. A recent report by IT research firm IDC predicts the virtualization services market will grow from $5.5 billion in 2006 to $11.7 billion in 2011. With this growth in adoption, becoming increasingly common even for small and midsize businesses, security is becoming a much more serious concern, both in terms of how to secure virtualization and how virtualization can serve critical security objectives. Titles exist and are on the way to fill the need for securing virtualization, but security professionals do not yet have a book outlining the many security applications of virtualization that will become increasingly important in their job requirements. This book is the first to fill that need, covering tactics such as isolating a virtual environment on the desktop for application testing, creating virtualized storage solutions for immediate disaster recovery and high availability across a network, migrating physical systems to virtual systems for analysis, and creating complete virtual systems to entice hackers and expose potential threats to actual production systems. About the Technologies A sandbox is an isolated environment created to run and test applications that might be a security risk. Recovering a compromised system is as easy as restarting the virtual machine to revert to the point before failure. Employing virtualization on actual production systems, rather than just test environments, yields similar benefits for disaster recovery and high availability. While traditional disaster recovery methods require time-consuming reinstallation of the operating system and applications before restoring data, backing up to a virtual machine makes the recovery process much easier, faster, and efficient. The virtual machine can be restored to same physical machine or an entirely different machine if the original machine has experienced irreparable hardware failure. Decreased downtime translates into higher availability of the system and increased productivity in the enterprise. Virtualization has been used for years in the field of forensic analysis, but new tools, techniques, and automation capabilities are making it an increasingly important tool. By means of virtualization, an investigator can create an exact working copy of a physical computer on another machine, including hidden or encrypted partitions, without altering any data, allowing complete access for analysis. The investigator can also take a live ?snapshot? to review or freeze the target computer at any point in time, before an attacker has a chance to cover his tracks or inflict further damage.



Interdisciplinary Advances in Information Technology Research

Interdisciplinary Advances in Information Technology Research Author Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
ISBN-10 9781466636262
Release 2013-03-31
Pages 357
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Over the last few decades, the constant developments in the IT field have expanded into nearly every discipline and aspect of life. Interdisciplinary Advances in Information Technology Research explores multiple fields and the research done as well as how they differentiate and relate to one another. This collection provides focused discussions from unique perspectives on the latest information technology research. Researchers, practitioners, and professionals will benefit from this publication’s broad perspective.



Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications

Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications Author Michael Jang
ISBN-10 9781284110272
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 500
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The Second Edition of Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications covers every major aspect of security on a Linux system. Written by an industry expert, this book is divided into three natural parts to illustrate key concepts in the field. It opens with a discussion of the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Linux as an operating system using current examples and cases. Part 2 discusses how to take advantage of the layers of security available to Linux--user and group options, filesystems, and security options for important services, as well as the security modules associated with AppArmor and SELinux. The book closes with a look at the use of both open source and proprietary tools when building a layered security strategy for Linux operating system environments. Using real-world examples and exercises, this useful resource incorporates hands-on activities to walk readers through the fundamentals of security strategies related to the Linux system.



Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Third Edition Author Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
ISBN-10 9781466658899
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 10384
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.



Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security Author Kim
ISBN-10 9781284128239
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 548
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Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transition to a digital world. Part 2 presents a high level overview of the Security+ Exam and provides students with information as they move toward this certification.



Information Security The Complete Reference Second Edition

Information Security The Complete Reference  Second Edition Author Mark Rhodes-Ousley
ISBN-10 9780071784351
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 896
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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



The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722686
Release 2009
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.



Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace

Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace Author National Academy of Engineering
ISBN-10 0309185610
Release 2007-10-24
Pages 328
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Given the growing importance of cyberspace to nearly all aspects of national life, a secure cyberspace is vitally important to the nation, but cyberspace is far from secure today. The United States faces the real risk that adversaries will exploit vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical information systems, thereby causing considerable suffering and damage. Online e-commerce business, government agency files, and identity records are all potential security targets. Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace examines these Internet security vulnerabilities and offers a strategy for future research aimed at countering cyber attacks. It also explores the nature of online threats and some of the reasons why past research for improving cybersecurity has had less impact than anticipated, and considers the human resource base needed to advance the cybersecurity research agenda. This book will be an invaluable resource for Internet security professionals, information technologists, policy makers, data stewards, e-commerce providers, consumer protection advocates, and others interested in digital security and safety.



Virtual Honeypots

Virtual Honeypots Author Niels Provos
ISBN-10 9780132702058
Release 2007-07-16
Pages 480
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Honeypots have demonstrated immense value in Internet security, but physical honeypot deployment can be prohibitively complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Now, there’s a breakthrough solution. Virtual honeypots share many attributes of traditional honeypots, but you can run thousands of them on a single system-making them easier and cheaper to build, deploy, and maintain. In this hands-on, highly accessible book, two leading honeypot pioneers systematically introduce virtual honeypot technology. One step at a time, you’ll learn exactly how to implement, configure, use, and maintain virtual honeypots in your own environment, even if you’ve never deployed a honeypot before. You’ll learn through examples, including Honeyd, the acclaimed virtual honeypot created by coauthor Niels Provos. The authors also present multiple real-world applications for virtual honeypots, including network decoy, worm detection, spam prevention, and network simulation. After reading this book, you will be able to Compare high-interaction honeypots that provide real systems and services and the low-interaction honeypots that emulate them Install and configure Honeyd to simulate multiple operating systems, services, and network environments Use virtual honeypots to capture worms, bots, and other malware Create high-performance "hybrid" honeypots that draw on technologies from both low- and high-interaction honeypots Implement client honeypots that actively seek out dangerous Internet locations Understand how attackers identify and circumvent honeypots Analyze the botnets your honeypot identifies, and the malware it captures Preview the future evolution of both virtual and physical honeypots



Computer Forensics Investigating Network Intrusions and Cybercrime CHFI

Computer Forensics  Investigating Network Intrusions and Cybercrime  CHFI Author EC-Council
ISBN-10 9781337015707
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 50
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The Computer Forensic Series by EC-Council provides the knowledge and skills to identify, track, and prosecute the cyber-criminal. The series is comprised of four books covering a broad base of topics in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation, designed to expose the reader to the process of detecting attacks and collecting evidence in a forensically sound manner with the intent to report crime and prevent future attacks. Learners are introduced to advanced techniques in computer investigation and analysis with interest in generating potential legal evidence. In full, this and the other three books provide preparation to identify evidence in computer related crime and abuse cases as well as track the intrusive hacker’s path through a client system. The series and accompanying labs help prepare the security student or professional to profile an intruder’s footprint and gather all necessary information and evidence to support prosecution in a court of law. Network Intrusions and Cybercrime includes a discussion of tools used in investigations as well as information on investigating network traffic, Web attacks, DoS attacks, corporate espionage and much more! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Forensic Discovery

Forensic Discovery Author Dan Farmer
ISBN-10 0321703251
Release 2004-12-30
Pages 217
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"Don''t look now, but your fingerprints are all over the cover of this book. Simply picking it up off the shelf to read the cover has left a trail of evidence that you were here. "If you think book covers are bad, computers are worse. Every time you use a computer, you leave elephant-sized tracks all over it. As Dan and Wietse show, even people trying to be sneaky leave evidence all over, sometimes in surprising places. "This book is about computer archeology. It''s about finding out what might have been based on what is left behind. So pick up a tool and dig in. There''s plenty to learn from these masters of computer security." --Gary McGraw, Ph.D., CTO, Cigital, coauthor of Exploiting Software and Building Secure Software "A wonderful book. Beyond its obvious uses, it also teaches a great deal about operating system internals." --Steve Bellovin, coauthor of Firewalls and Internet Security, Second Edition, and Columbia University professor "A must-have reference book for anyone doing computer forensics. Dan and Wietse have done an excellent job of taking the guesswork out of a difficult topic." --Brad Powell, chief security architect, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Farmer and Venema provide the essential guide to ''fossil'' data. Not only do they clearly describe what you can find during a forensic investigation, they also provide research found nowhere else about how long data remains on disk and in memory. If you ever expect to look at an exploited system, I highly recommend reading this book." --Rik Farrow, Consultant, author of Internet Security for Home and Office "Farmer and Venema do for digital archaeology what Indiana Jones did for historical archaeology. Forensic Discovery unearths hidden treasures in enlightening and entertaining ways, showing how a time-centric approach to computer forensics reveals even the cleverest intruder." --Richard Bejtlich, technical director, ManTech CFIA, and author of The Tao of Network Security Monitoring "Farmer and Venema are ''hackers'' of the old school: They delight in understanding computers at every level and finding new ways to apply existing information and tools to the solution of complex problems." --Muffy Barkocy, Senior Web Developer, Shopping.com "This book presents digital forensics from a unique perspective because it examines the systems that create digital evidence in addition to the techniques used to find it. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about digital evidence from UNIX systems." --Brian Carrier, digital forensics researcher, and author of File System Forensic Analysis The Definitive Guide to Computer Forensics: Theory and Hands-On Practice Computer forensics--the art and science of gathering and analyzing digital evidence, reconstructing data and attacks, and tracking perpetrators--is becoming ever more important as IT and law enforcement professionals face an epidemic in computer crime. In Forensic Discovery, two internationally recognized experts present a thorough and realistic guide to the subject. Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema cover both theory and hands-on practice, introducing a powerful approach that can often recover evidence considered lost forever. The authors draw on their extensive firsthand experience to cover everything from file systems, to memory and kernel hacks, to malware. They expose a wide variety of computer forensics myths that often stand in the way of success. Readers will find extensive examples from Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows, as well as practical guidance for writing one''s own forensic tools. The authors are singularly well-qualified to write this book: They personally created some of the most popular security tools ever written, from the legendary SATAN network scanner to the powerful Coroner''s Toolkit for analyzing UNIX break-ins. After reading this book you will be able to Understand essential forensics concepts: volatility, layering, and trust Gather the maximum amount of reliable evidence from a running system Recover partially destroyed information--and make sense of it Timeline your system: understand what really happened when Uncover secret changes to everything from system utilities to kernel modules Avoid cover-ups and evidence traps set by intruders Identify the digital footprints associated with suspicious activity Understand file systems from a forensic analyst''s point of view Analyze malware--without giving it a chance to escape Capture and examine the contents of main memory on running systems Walk through the unraveling of an intrusion, one step at a time The book''s companion Web site contains complete source and binary code for open source software discussed in the book, plus additional computer forensics case studies and resource links.



How to Defeat Advanced Malware

How to Defeat Advanced Malware Author Henry Dalziel
ISBN-10 9780128027530
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 50
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How to Defeat Advanced Malware is a concise introduction to the concept of micro-virtualization. The book provides current facts and figures that prove detection- based security products have become ineffective. A simple strategy is then presented that both leverages the opportunities presented by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and protects enterprise end users against advanced malware. The book concludes with case studies demonstrating how hardware- isolated micro-VMs are helping Fortune 500 financial service providers defeat advanced malware. This book is primarily designed for infosec professionals, consultants, network administrators, CIO’s, CTO’s, CISO’s and senior executives who work within the financial industry and are responsible for their company’s endpoint protection. How to Defeat Advanced Malware: New Tools for Protection and Forensics is the first book to compare and contrast current endpoint security products, while making a case for encouraging and facilitating the growth of BYOD and social media by adopting micro-virtualization. Learn the basics of protecting your company's online-accessible assets Discover strategies that take advantage of micro-virtualization and BYOD Become adept at comparing and utilizing different endpoint security products and strategies



Data Analytics and Decision Support for Cybersecurity

Data Analytics and Decision Support for Cybersecurity Author Iván Palomares Carrascosa
ISBN-10 9783319594392
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 270
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The book illustrates the inter-relationship between several data management, analytics and decision support techniques and methods commonly adopted in Cybersecurity-oriented frameworks. The recent advent of Big Data paradigms and the use of data science methods, has resulted in a higher demand for effective data-driven models that support decision-making at a strategic level. This motivates the need for defining novel data analytics and decision support approaches in a myriad of real-life scenarios and problems, with Cybersecurity-related domains being no exception. This contributed volume comprises nine chapters, written by leading international researchers, covering a compilation of recent advances in Cybersecurity-related applications of data analytics and decision support approaches. In addition to theoretical studies and overviews of existing relevant literature, this book comprises a selection of application-oriented research contributions. The investigations undertaken across these chapters focus on diverse and critical Cybersecurity problems, such as Intrusion Detection, Insider Threats, Insider Threats, Collusion Detection, Run-Time Malware Detection, Intrusion Detection, E-Learning, Online Examinations, Cybersecurity noisy data removal, Secure Smart Power Systems, Security Visualization and Monitoring. Researchers and professionals alike will find the chapters an essential read for further research on the topic.



CompTIA Security Review Guide

CompTIA Security  Review Guide Author James M. Stewart
ISBN-10 9781119416937
Release 2017-12-11
Pages 672
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Consolidate your knowledge base with critical Security+ review CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is the smart candidate's secret weapon for passing Exam SY0-501 with flying colors. You've worked through your study guide, but are you sure you're prepared? This book provides tight, concise reviews of all essential topics throughout each of the exam's six domains to help you reinforce what you know. Take the pre-assessment test to identify your weak areas while there is still time to review, and use your remaining prep time to turn weaknesses into strengths. The Sybex online learning environment gives you access to portable study aids, including electronic flashcards and a glossary of key terms, so you can review on the go. Hundreds of practice questions allow you to gauge your readiness, and give you a preview of the big day. Avoid exam-day surprises by reviewing with the makers of the test—this review guide is fully approved and endorsed by CompTIA, so you can be sure that it accurately reflects the latest version of the exam. The perfect companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this review guide can be used with any study guide to help you: Review the critical points of each exam topic area Ensure your understanding of how concepts translate into tasks Brush up on essential terminology, processes, and skills Test your readiness with hundreds of practice questions You've put in the time, gained hands-on experience, and now it's time to prove what you know. The CompTIA Security+ certification tells employers that you're the person they need to keep their data secure; with threats becoming more and more sophisticated, the demand for your skills will only continue to grow. Don't leave anything to chance on exam day—be absolutely sure you're prepared with the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition.



CompTIA Security Study Guide Authorized Courseware

CompTIA Security  Study Guide Authorized Courseware Author Emmett Dulaney
ISBN-10 1118113713
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 696
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CompTIA Security Study Guide Authorized Courseware has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from CompTIA Security Study Guide Authorized Courseware also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CompTIA Security Study Guide Authorized Courseware book for free.



Malware Analyst s Cookbook and DVD

Malware Analyst s Cookbook and DVD Author Michael Ligh
ISBN-10 1118003365
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 744
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A computer forensics "how-to" for fighting malicious code and analyzing incidents With our ever-increasing reliance on computers comes an ever-growing risk of malware. Security professionals will find plenty of solutions in this book to the problems posed by viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, rootkits, adware, and other invasive software. Written by well-known malware experts, this guide reveals solutions to numerous problems and includes a DVD of custom programs and tools that illustrate the concepts, enhancing your skills. Security professionals face a constant battle against malicious software; this practical manual will improve your analytical capabilities and provide dozens of valuable and innovative solutions Covers classifying malware, packing and unpacking, dynamic malware analysis, decoding and decrypting, rootkit detection, memory forensics, open source malware research, and much more Includes generous amounts of source code in C, Python, and Perl to extend your favorite tools or build new ones, and custom programs on the DVD to demonstrate the solutions Malware Analyst's Cookbook is indispensible to IT security administrators, incident responders, forensic analysts, and malware researchers.



Research Methods for Cyber Security

Research Methods for Cyber Security Author Thomas W. Edgar
ISBN-10 9780128129302
Release 2017-04-19
Pages 428
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Research Methods for Cyber Security teaches scientific methods for generating impactful knowledge, validating theories, and adding critical rigor to the cyber security field. This book shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied. Each research method chapter concludes with recommended outlines and suggested templates for submission to peer reviewed venues. This book concludes with information on cross-cutting issues within cyber security research. Cyber security research contends with numerous unique issues, such as an extremely fast environment evolution, adversarial behavior, and the merging of natural and social science phenomena. Research Methods for Cyber Security addresses these concerns and much more by teaching readers not only the process of science in the context of cyber security research, but providing assistance in execution of research as well. Presents research methods from a cyber security science perspective Catalyzes the rigorous research necessary to propel the cyber security field forward Provides a guided method selection for the type of research being conducted, presented in the context of real-world usage