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Analyzing Computer Security

A Threat/vulnerability/countermeasure Approach

Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0132789469

Category: Computers

Page: 799

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A fresh new approach to computer security by the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing. • •Introduces computer security the way today's practitioners want to learn it: by identifying threats, explaining the vulnerabilities that cause them, and presenting effective countermeasures. •Contains up-to-date coverage of security management, risk analysis, privacy, controls, forensics, insider attacks, human factors, trust, and more. •Includes 273 problems and 192 illustrations. In this book, the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing take a fresh, contemporary, and powerfully relevant new approach to introducing computer security. Organized around attacks and mitigations, the Pfleegers' new Analyzing Computer Security will attract readers' attention by building on the high-profile security failures they may have already encountered in the popular media. Each section starts with an attack description. Next, the authors explain the vulnerabilities that have allowed this attack to occur. With this foundation in place, they systematically present today's most effective countermeasures for blocking or weakening the attack. One step at a time, readers progress from attack/problem/harm to solution/protection/mitigation, building the powerful real-world problem solving skills they need to succeed as information security professionals. Analyzing Computer Security themes throughout, including effective security management and risk analysis; economics and quantitative study; privacy, ethics, and laws; and the use of overlapping controls. The authors also present significant new material on computer forensics, insiders, human factors, and trust. addresses crucial contemporary computer security

Analyzing Computer Security

A Threat / Vulnerability / Countermeasure Approach

Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132901064

Category: Computers

Page: 896

View: 9958

“In this book, the authors adopt a refreshingly new approach to explaining the intricacies of the security and privacy challenge that is particularly well suited to today’s cybersecurity challenges. Their use of the threat–vulnerability–countermeasure paradigm combined with extensive real-world examples throughout results in a very effective learning methodology.” —Charles C. Palmer, IBM Research The Modern Introduction to Computer Security: Understand Threats, Identify Their Causes, and Implement Effective Countermeasures Analyzing Computer Security is a fresh, modern, and relevant introduction to computer security. Organized around today’s key attacks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures, it helps you think critically and creatively about computer security—so you can prevent serious problems and mitigate the effects of those that still occur. In this new book, renowned security and software engineering experts Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger—authors of the classic Security in Computing—teach security the way modern security professionals approach it: by identifying the people or things that may cause harm, uncovering weaknesses that can be exploited, and choosing and applying the right protections. With this approach, not only will you study cases of attacks that have occurred, but you will also learn to apply this methodology to new situations. The book covers “hot button” issues, such as authentication failures, network interception, and denial of service. You also gain new insight into broader themes, including risk analysis, usability, trust, privacy, ethics, and forensics. One step at a time, the book systematically helps you develop the problem-solving skills needed to protect any information infrastructure. Coverage includes Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures Knowing when security is useful, and when it’s useless “security theater” Implementing effective identification and authentication systems Using modern cryptography and overcoming weaknesses in cryptographic systems Protecting against malicious code: viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, and more Understanding, preventing, and mitigating DOS and DDOS attacks Architecting more secure wired and wireless networks Building more secure application software and operating systems through more solid designs and layered protection Protecting identities and enforcing privacy Addressing computer threats in critical areas such as cloud computing, e-voting, cyberwarfare, and social media

Inside Cyber Warfare

Mapping the Cyber Underworld

Author: Jeffrey Carr

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449325459

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 2240

When the Stuxnet computer worm damaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, the public got a small glimpse into modern cyber warfare—without truly realizing the scope of this global conflict. Inside Cyber Warfare provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world increasingly rely on Internet attacks to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. This updated second edition takes a detailed look at the complex domain of cyberspace, and the players and strategies involved. You’ll discover how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of affiliation or nationality. Discover how Russian investment in social networks benefits the Kremlin Learn the role of social networks in fomenting revolution in the Middle East and Northern Africa Explore the rise of anarchist groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec Look inside cyber warfare capabilities of nations including China and Israel Understand how the U.S. can legally engage in covert cyber operations Learn how the Intellectual Property war has become the primary focus of state-sponsored cyber operations Jeffrey Carr, the founder and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., is a cyber intelligence expert and consultant who specializes in the investigation of cyber attacks against governments and infrastructures by state and non-state hackers.

Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Author: Chwan-Hwa (John) Wu,J. David Irwin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466572140

Category: Computers

Page: 1336

View: 3701

If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses a wealth of examples and illustrations to effectively connect the principles of networks and networking protocols with the relevant cybersecurity issues. Get the Fundamentals of Internet Architecture and the Protocol Layers Organized into six parts, the book walks you through the fundamentals, starting with the way most people first encounter computer networks—through the Internet architecture. Part 1 covers the most important Internet applications and the methods used to develop them. Part 2 discusses the network edge, consisting of hosts, access networks, LANs, and the physical media used with the physical and link layers. Part 3 explores the network core, including packet/circuit switches, routers, and the Internet backbone, and Part 4 examines reliable transport and the management of network congestion. Learn about Malware and Security Systems Building on the concepts and principles, the book then delves into state-of-the-art cybersecurity mechanisms in Part 5. It reviews the types of malware and the various security systems, made up of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other components. Crucially, it provides a seamless view of an information infrastructure in which security capabilities are built in rather than treated as an add-on feature. The book closes with a look at emerging technologies, including virtualization and data center and cloud computing unified communication. Understand Cyber Attacks—and What You Can Do to Defend against Them This comprehensive text supplies a carefully designed introduction to both the fundamentals of networks and the latest advances in Internet security. Addressing cybersecurity from an Internet perspective, it prepares you to better understand the motivation and methods of cyber attacks and what you can do to protect the networks and the applications that run on them. Pedagogical Features The book’s modular design offers exceptional flexibility, whether you want to use it for quick reference, self-study, or a wide variety of one- or two-semester courses in computer networks, cybersecurity, or a hybrid of both. Learning goals in each chapter show you what you can expect to learn, and end-of-chapter problems and questions test your understanding. Throughout, the book uses real-world examples and extensive illustrations and screen captures to explain complicated concepts simply and clearly. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint® animations, are available to instructors with qualifying course adoption.

Securing VoIP Networks

Author: Peter Thermos,Ari Takanen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132702304

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 8527

In Securing VoIP Networks, two leading experts systematically review the security risks and vulnerabilities associated with VoIP networks and offer proven, detailed recommendations for securing them. Drawing on case studies from their own fieldwork, the authors address VoIP security from the perspective of real-world network implementers, managers, and security specialists. The authors identify key threats to VoIP networks, including eavesdropping, unauthorized access, denial of service, masquerading, and fraud; and review vulnerabilities in protocol design, network architecture, software, and system configuration that place networks at risk. They discuss the advantages and tradeoffs associated with protection mechanisms built into SIP, SRTP, and other VoIP protocols; and review key management solutions such as MIKEY and ZRTP. Next, they present a complete security framework for enterprise VoIP networks, and provide detailed architectural guidance for both service providers and enterprise users. 1 Introduction 2 VoIP Architectures and Protocols 3 Threats and Attacks 4 VoIP Vulnerabilites 5 Signaling Protection Mechanisms 6 Media Protection Mechanisms 7 Key Management Mechanisms 8 VoIP and Network Security Controls 9 A Security Framework for Enterprise VoIP Networks 10 Provider Architectures and Security 11 Enterprise Architectures and Security

Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection, Second Edition

Author: Thomas L. Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482244209

Category: Computers

Page: 483

View: 9011

This new edition of Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection presents updated case studies and introduces existing and new methodologies and technologies for addressing existing and future threats. It covers risk analysis methodologies approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and shows how to apply them to other organizations, public and private. It also helps the reader understand which methodologies are best to use for a particular facility and demonstrates how to develop an efficient security system. Drawing on over 35 years of experience in the security industry, Thomas L. Norman provides a single, comprehensive reference manual for risk analysis, countermeasure selection, and security program development. The security industry has a number of practitioners and consultants who lack appropriate training in risk analysis and whose services sometimes suffer from conflicts of interest that waste organizations’ money and time. Norman seeks to fill the void in risk analysis training for those security consultants, thereby reducing organizations’ wasting of resources and potential vulnerability. This book helps you find ways to minimize cost and time spent in analyzing and countering security threats. Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection, Second Edition gives invaluable insight into the risk analysis process while showing how to use analyses to identify and create the most cost efficient countermeasures. It leads you from a basic to an advanced level of understanding of the risk analysis process. The case studies illustrate how to put each theory into practice, including how to choose and implement countermeasures and how to create budgets that allow you to prioritize assets according to their relative risk and select appropriate countermeasures according to their cost effectiveness.

Security in Computing

Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130355485

Category: Computers

Page: 746

View: 6999

This third edition of the all time classic computer security book provides an overview of all types of computer security from centralized systems to distributed networks. The book has been updated to make the most current information in the field available and accessible to today's professionals.

Wide Area Network Design

Concepts and Tools for Optimization

Author: Robert S. Cahn

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558604582

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 2668

The new version (0.91) of Delite is now available for downloading. As the cost of building and upgrading complex, large-scale networks skyrockets, carefully crafted network designs become critical- a savings of as little as 5% in your network can amount to tens of thousands of dollars per month. Wide Area Network Design: Concepts and Tools for Optimization provides the information you need to tackle the challenges of designing a network that meets your performance goals within the cost constraints of your organization. If you are considering public service alternatives such as frame relay, designing your own network with the tools provided in this book will empower you to estimate cost savings and evaluate bids from competing carriers. Intended for network designers, planners, and architects, this book enables you to estimate traffic flows and requirements in your network and explains how to use various algorithms to design a network which must meets these requirements. The accompanying design tool, Delite, offers you the opportunity for hands-on experience with the design process. * Presents underlying design principles to help you understand emerging and future networking protocols and technologies * Provides cost and traffic generators for estimating these parameters in your network * Introduces the unique IncreMENTOR algorithm which can help avert disaster when the traffic flows in your network have changed

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Advances in Critical Infrastructure Protection: Information Infrastructure Models, Analysis, and Defense

Author: Javier Lopez,Roberto Setola,Stephen Wolthusen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642289207

Category: Computers

Page: 357

View: 6850

The present volume aims to provide an overview of the current understanding of the so-called Critical Infrastructure (CI), and particularly the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII), which not only forms one of the constituent sectors of the overall CI, but also is unique in providing an element of interconnection between sectors as well as often also intra-sectoral control mechanisms. The 14 papers of this book present a collection of pieces of scientific work in the areas of critical infrastructure protection. In combining elementary concepts and models with policy-related issues on one hand and placing an emphasis on the timely area of control systems, the book aims to highlight some of the key issues facing the research community.

Cybersecurity

Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attack and Cyber Warfare

Author: Thomas A. Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148223923X

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 6740

The World Economic Forum regards the threat of cyber attack as one of the top five global risks confronting nations of the world today. Cyber attacks are increasingly targeting the core functions of the economies in nations throughout the world. The threat to attack critical infrastructures, disrupt critical services, and induce a wide range of damage is becoming more difficult to defend against. Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attack and Cyber Warfare examines the current cyber threat landscape and discusses the strategies being used by governments and corporations to protect against these threats. The book first provides a historical reference, detailing the emergence of viruses, worms, malware, and other cyber threats that created the need for the cybersecurity field. It then discusses the vulnerabilities of our critical infrastructures, the broad arsenal of cyber attack tools, and the various engineering design issues involved in protecting our infrastructures. It goes on to cover cyber intelligence tactics, recent examples of cyber conflict and warfare, and the key issues in formulating a national strategy to defend against cyber warfare. The book also discusses how to assess and measure the cost of cybersecurity. It examines the many associated cost factors and presents the results of several important industry-based economic studies of security breaches that have occurred within many nations. The book concludes with a look at future trends in cybersecurity. It discusses the potential impact of industry-wide transformational changes, such as virtualization, social media, cloud computing, structured and unstructured data, big data, and data analytics.

Threats, Countermeasures, and Advances in Applied Information Security

Author: Gupta, Manish

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466609796

Category: Computers

Page: 319

View: 6411

Organizations are increasingly relying on electronic information to conduct business, which has caused the amount of personal information to grow exponentially. Threats, Countermeasures, and Advances in Applied Information Security addresses the fact that managing information security program while effectively managing risks has never been so critical. This book contains 24 chapters on the most relevant and important issues and advances in applied information security management. The chapters are authored by leading researchers and practitioners in the field of information security from across the globe. The chapters represent emerging threats and countermeasures for effective management of information security at organizations.

Computer and Information Security Handbook

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080921945

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 6657

Presents information on how to analyze risks to your networks and the steps needed to select and deploy the appropriate countermeasures to reduce your exposure to physical and network threats. Also imparts the skills and knowledge needed to identify and counter some fundamental security risks and requirements, including Internet security threats and measures (audit trails IP sniffing/spoofing etc.) and how to implement security policies and procedures. In addition, this book covers security and network design with respect to particular vulnerabilities and threats. It also covers risk assessment and mitigation and auditing and testing of security systems as well as application standards and technologies required to build secure VPNs, configure client software and server operating systems, IPsec-enabled routers, firewalls and SSL clients. This comprehensive book will provide essential knowledge and skills needed to select, design and deploy a public key infrastructure (PKI) to secure existing and future applications. * Chapters contributed by leaders in the field cover theory and practice of computer security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise * Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues facilitates learning and allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints * Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives

Author: Jane LeClair,Gregory Keeley

Publisher: Hudson Whitman/ ECP

ISBN: 0989845141

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 8459

Did you know your car can be hacked? Your medical device? Your employer’s HVAC system? Are you aware that bringing your own device to work may have security implications? Consumers of digital technology are often familiar with headline-making hacks and breaches, but lack a complete understanding of how and why they happen, or if they have been professionally or personally compromised. In Cybersecurity in Our Digital Lives, twelve experts provide much-needed clarification on the technology behind our daily digital interactions. They explain such things as supply chain, Internet of Things, social media, cloud computing, mobile devices, the C-Suite, social engineering, and legal confidentially. Then, they discuss very real threats, make suggestions about what can be done to enhance security, and offer recommendations for best practices. An ideal resource for students, practitioners, employers, and anyone who uses digital products and services.

Threat Modeling

Designing for Security

Author: Adam Shostack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118810058

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 6710

The only security book to be chosen as a Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award Finalist since Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography! Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you'll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you'll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you'll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling. Provides a unique how-to for security and software developers who need to design secure products and systems and test their designs Explains how to threat model and explores various threat modeling approaches, such as asset-centric, attacker-centric and software-centric Provides effective approaches and techniques that have been proven at Microsoft and elsewhere Offers actionable how-to advice not tied to any specific software, operating system, or programming language Authored by a Microsoft professional who is one of the most prominent threat modeling experts in the world As more software is delivered on the Internet or operates on Internet-connected devices, the design of secure software is absolutely critical. Make sure you're ready with Threat Modeling: Designing for Security.

A Systems Approach to Cyber Security

Proceedings of the 2nd Singapore Cyber-Security R&D Conference (SG-CRC 2017)

Author: A. Roychoudhury,Y. Liu

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614997446

Category: Computers

Page: 172

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With our ever-increasing reliance on computer technology in every field of modern life, the need for continuously evolving and improving cyber security remains a constant imperative. This book presents the 3 keynote speeches and 10 papers delivered at the 2nd Singapore Cyber Security R&D Conference (SG-CRC 2017), held in Singapore, on 21-22 February 2017. SG-CRC 2017 focuses on the latest research into the techniques and methodologies of cyber security. The goal is to construct systems which are resistant to cyber-attack, enabling the construction of safe execution environments and improving the security of both hardware and software by means of mathematical tools and engineering approaches for the design, verification and monitoring of cyber-physical systems. Covering subjects which range from messaging in the public cloud and the use of scholarly digital libraries as a platform for malware distribution, to low-dimensional bigram analysis for mobile data fragment classification, this book will be of interest to all those whose business it is to improve cyber security.

Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis

An Applied Approach

Author: Gregory Allen,Rachel Derr

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128024933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 9908

Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis: An Applied Approach details the entire risk analysis process in accessible language, providing the tools and insight needed to effectively analyze risk and secure facilities in a broad range of industries and organizations. The book explores physical vulnerabilities in such systems as transportation, distribution, and communications, and demonstrates how to measure the key risks and their consequences, providing cost-effective and achievable methods for evaluating the appropriate security risk mitigation countermeasures. Users will find a book that outlines the processes for identifying and assessing the most essential threats and risks an organization faces, along with information on how to address only those that justify security expenditures. Balancing the proper security measures versus the actual risks an organization faces is essential when it comes to protecting physical assets. However, determining which security controls are appropriate is often a subjective and complex matter. The book explores this process in an objective and achievable manner, and is a valuable resource for security and risk management executives, directors, and students. Guides readers from basic principles to complex processes in a logical, building block fashion Provides a clear, step-by-step process for performing a physical security threat and risk analysis for any organization Covers quantitative and qualitative risks such as operational risk, legal risk, reputational risk, social risks, and economic risks Utilizes the Department of Homeland Security risk assessment framework and best practices, including CARVER, API/NPRA, and RAMCAP

Internet Measurement

Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications

Author: Mark Crovella,Balachander Krishnamurthy

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470014615

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 2378

Although the Internet is now a planet-wide communication medium, we have remarkably little quantitative understanding of it. This ground breaking book provides a comprehensive overview of the important field of Internet Measurement, and includes a first detailed look at three areas: * measurements of Internet infrastructure: routers, links, network connectivity and bandwidth, * measurements of traffic on the Internet: packets, bytes, flows, sessions, etc., * measurements of various key Internet applications: DNS, Web, Peer-to-Peer, and networked games. Each area is discussed in depth, covering the challenges faced (such as data availability, data management and statistical issues), the tools and methods that are available to address those challenges, and the state of current knowledge in the area. In addition, the book contains extensive background material needed for Internet measurement, including overviews of Internet architecture and essential statistical methods. It also covers important emerging areas in Internet measurement: anonymization issues and methods, how measurements can be used for network security, and examples of successful tools and systems currently used for Internet measurement. It is essential reading for practitioners, researchers and analysts of Internet traffic, and students taking advanced Networking, Internet Security or other specialist courses relying on Internet Measurement. "This book is a gem! Written by two of the leading researchers/practitioners in the field of Internet measurement this book provides readable, thorough and insightful coverage of both the principles and the practice of network measurement. It is a must read for everyone interested in the field." --Jim Kurose, Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachussetts "If you want to measure the Internet, you must read this book." --Bruce Maggs, Vice President, Research, Akamai Technologies; Professor, Carnegie Mellon University "This extraordinary book is a change in the way of viewing the Internet. Highly recommended!" --Virg?lio Almeida, Professor of Computer Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Computer Security Basics

Author: Rick Lehtinen,G.T. Gangemi Sr.

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449317421

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 4114

This is the must-have book for a must-know field. Today, general security knowledge is mandatory, and, if you who need to understand the fundamentals, Computer Security Basics 2nd Edition is the book to consult. The new edition builds on the well-established principles developed in the original edition and thoroughly updates that core knowledge. For anyone involved with computer security, including security administrators, system administrators, developers, and IT managers, Computer Security Basics 2nd Edition offers a clear overview of the security concepts you need to know, including access controls, malicious software, security policy, cryptography, biometrics, as well as government regulations and standards. This handbook describes complicated concepts such as trusted systems, encryption, and mandatory access control in simple terms. It tells you what you need to know to understand the basics of computer security, and it will help you persuade your employees to practice safe computing. Topics include: Computer security concepts Security breaches, such as viruses and other malicious programs Access controls Security policy Web attacks Communications and network security Encryption Physical security and biometrics Wireless network security Computer security and requirements of the Orange Book OSI Model and TEMPEST

Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications

Principles, Methods and Applications

Author: Onwubiko, Cyril

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466601051

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 5091

"This book provides academia and organizations insights into practical and applied solutions, frameworks, technologies, and implementations for situational awareness in computer networks"--Provided by publisher.

Finding and Fixing Vulnerabilities in Information Systems

The Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Methodology

Author: Philip S. Anton,Robert H. Anderson,Richard Mesic,Michael Scheiern

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833035991

Category: Transportation

Page: 143

View: 6057

Understanding an organization's reliance on information systems and how to mitigate the vulnerabilities of these systems can be an intimidating challenge--especially when considering less well-known weaknesses or even unknown vulnerabilities that have not yet been exploited. The authors introduce the Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation methodology, a six-step process that uses a top-down approach to protect against future threats and system failures while mitigating current and past threats and weaknesses.

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