A Cyberwarfare Approach to Implementing Adaptive Enterprise Protection, Detection, and Reaction Strategies
Author: Ira Winkler
Advanced Persistent Security covers secure network design and implementation, including authentication, authorization, data and access integrity, network monitoring, and risk assessment. Using such recent high profile cases as Target, Sony, and Home Depot, the book explores information security risks, identifies the common threats organizations face, and presents tactics on how to prioritize the right countermeasures. The book discusses concepts such as malignant versus malicious threats, adversary mentality, motivation, the economics of cybercrime, the criminal infrastructure, dark webs, and the criminals organizations currently face. Contains practical and cost-effective recommendations for proactive and reactive protective measures Teaches users how to establish a viable threat intelligence program Focuses on how social networks present a double-edged sword against security programs
Understanding the Danger and How to Protect Your Organization
Author: Eric Cole
The newest threat to security has been categorized as the Advanced Persistent Threat or APT. The APT bypasses most of an organization’s current security devices, and is typically carried out by an organized group, such as a foreign nation state or rogue group with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity and wreak havoc. Most organizations do not understand how to deal with it and what is needed to protect their network from compromise. In Advanced Persistent Threat: Understanding the Danger and How to Protect your Organization Eric Cole discusses the critical information that readers need to know about APT and how to avoid being a victim. Advanced Persistent Threat is the first comprehensive manual that discusses how attackers are breaking into systems and what to do to protect and defend against these intrusions. How and why organizations are being attacked How to develop a "Risk based Approach to Security" Tools for protecting data and preventing attacks Critical information on how to respond and recover from an intrusion The emerging threat to Cloud based networks
SPNEGO, MicroID, Advanced Persistent Threat, OpenDJ, Spring Security, Distributed Access Control System
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: SPNEGO, MicroID, Advanced Persistent Threat, OpenDJ, Spring Security, Distributed Access Control System, Hacker Halted, Black Hat Briefings, PassWindow, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, Identity driven networking, Point of Access for Providers of Information, OpenSSO, Dancing pigs, Code audit, Computer Security Institute, DSCI, Wilmagate, Pubcookie, Network intrusion detection system, Java Authentication and Authorization Service, Location-based authentication, Global Trust Council, RSA Conference, U-Prove, Atomic authorization, Mutual authentication, OpenAM, DataLock Technology, High-water mark, SIDVault, Digipass, Logical access control, Activated Content, Credential Service Provider, Novell Access Manager, Huyremy, Daniel B. Cid, One-time authorization code, Transaction authentication, Transaction verification, Certified Computer Examiner, NemID, Information Card Foundation, DREAD: Risk assessment model, JIT spraying, Vulnerability database, Cyber Security Task Force, Forward anonymity, Authentication protocol, EAuthentication, Conference on Email and Anti-Spam, Cryptographic log on, Heap feng shui, Contact scraping, Penny Black, Firewalk, Initiative For Open Authentication, Salute picture, Flaw hypothesis methodology, Hi-Tech Crime Enquiry Cell, Blended threat, Dynablock, OneLogin, DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program, Draw a Secret, Light-Weight Identity, Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium, TUPAS, Hack.lu, Security store, Honeynet Project, Alexander Kornbrust, CDP Spoofing, Anti-replay, 2D Key. Excerpt: SPNEGO (Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism) is a GSSAPI "pseudo mechanism" that is used to negotiate one of a number of possible real mechanisms. SPNEGO is used when a client application wants to authenticate to a remote server, but neither end is sure wha...
Take Your Security Awareness Program to the Next Level
Author: Jordan Schroeder
Gain greater compliance with corporate training by addressing the heart of the very awareness vs. compliance problem: people are human. People have incredible strengths and incredible weaknesses, and as a Information Security professional, you need to recognize and devise training strategies that take advantage of both. This concise book introduces two such strategies, which combined, can take a security awareness program to the next level of effectiveness, retention, compliance, and maturity. Security policies and procedures are often times inconvenient, technically complex, and hard to understand. Advanced Persistent Training provides numerous tips from a wide range of disciplines to handle these especially difficult situations. Many information security professionals are required by regulation or policy to provide security awareness training within the companies they work for, but many believe that the resulting low compliance with training does not outweigh the costs of delivering that training. There are also many who believe that this training is crucial, if only it could be more effective. What you will learn: Present awareness materials all year-round in a way that people will really listen. Implement a "behavior-first" approach to teaching security awareness. Adopt to gamification the right way, even for people who hate games. Use tips from security awareness leaders addressing the same problems you face. Who is this book for Security awareness professionals or IT Security professionals who are tasked with teaching security awareness within their organization.
An increasing number of countries develop capabilities for cyber-espionage and sabotage. The sheer number of reported network compromises suggests that some of these countries view cyber-means as integral and well-established elements of their strategical toolbox. At the same time the relevance of such attacks for society and politics is also increasing. Digital means were used to influence the US presidential election in 2016, repeatedly led to power outages in Ukraine, and caused economic losses of hundreds of millions of dollars with a malfunctioning ransomware. In all these cases the question who was behind the attacks is not only relevant from a legal perspective, but also has a political and social dimension. Attribution is the process of tracking and identifying the actors behind these cyber-attacks. Often it is considered an art, not a science. This book systematically analyses how hackers operate, which mistakes they make, and which traces they leave behind. Using examples from real cases the author explains the analytic methods used to ascertain the origin of Advanced Persistent Threats.
Network Security Monitoring, Technical Notes, Research, and China and the Advanced Persistent Threat
Author: Richard Bejtlich
Publisher: Taosecurity LLC
Since 2003, cybersecurity author Richard Bejtlich has been writing posts on TaoSecurity Blog, a site with 15 million views since 2011. Now, after re-reading over 3,000 posts and approximately one million words, he has selected and republished the very best entries from 17 years of writing. In the second volume of the TaoSecurity Blog series, Mr. Bejtlich addresses how to detect and respond to intrusions using third party threat intelligence sources, network data, application and infrastructure data, and endpoint data. He assesses government and private security initiatives and applies counterintelligence and counteradversary mindsets to defend digital assets. He documents the events of the last 20 years of Chinese hacking from the perspective of a defender on the front lines, in the pre- and post-APT era. This volume contains some of Mr. Bejtlich's favorite posts, such as histories of threat hunting, so-called black and white hat budgeting, attribution capabilities and limits, and rating information security incidents. He has written new commentaries to accompany each post, some of which would qualify as blog entries in their own right. Read how the security industry, defensive methodologies, and strategies to improve national security have evolved in this new book, written by one of the authors who has seen it all and survived to blog about it.
Master the tactics and tools of the advanced persistent threat hacker In this book, IT security expert Tyler Wrightson reveals the mindset, skills, and effective attack vectors needed to compromise any target of choice. Advanced Persistent Threat Hacking discusses the strategic issues that make all organizations vulnerable and provides noteworthy empirical evidence. You'll learn a proven APT Hacker Methodology for systematically targeting and infiltrating an organization and its IT systems. A unique, five-phased tactical approach to APT hacking is presented with real-world examples and hands-on techniques you can use immediately to execute very effective attacks. Review empirical data from actual attacks conducted by unsophisticated and elite APT hackers alike Learn the APT Hacker Methodology--a systematic approach designed to ensure success, avoid failures, and minimize the risk of being caught Perform in-depth reconnaissance to build a comprehensive understanding of the target Obtain non-technical data about the target, including open source, human, financial, and geographical intelligence Use social engineering to compromise a specific system, application, or workstation Identify and attack wireless networks and wireless client devices Spearphish with hardware-based Trojan devices Physically infiltrate target facilities to obtain access to assets and compromise digital lily pads
This book discusses recent advances in computer and computational sciences from upcoming researchers and leading academics around the globe. It presents high-quality, peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Conference on Computer, Communication and Computational Sciences (IC4S 2019), which was held on 11—12 October 2019 in Bangkok. Covering a broad range of topics, including intelligent hardware and software design, advanced communications, intelligent computing techniques, intelligent image processing, the Web and informatics, it offers readers from the computer industry and academia key insights into how the advances in next-generation computer and communication technologies can be shaped into real-life applications.
With Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) becoming a larger threat among the cyber world, it is important that software is designed with security in mind. In order to aide this process, software developers can use security design patterns when creating systems. This helps to ensure that all aspects of a system’s design are concerned with security, because any one point of weakness can still lead to the compromise of the entire system. We propose a method of determining if a system contains a specific security pattern, and we suggest several security patterns which might be helpful in deterring a specific APT. We utilize an algorithm based on graph homomorphism theory that gives a metric for how close a Unified Modeling Language (UML) model is to being a realization of a security pattern, from which it may be verified that a system is indeed a realization of the Role Based Modeling Language (RBML) model of the pattern. We find that our distance metric gives the desired result for several example applications.
How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats
Author: Scott Donaldson
Enterprise Cybersecurity empowers organizations of all sizes to defend themselves with next-generation cybersecurity programs against the escalating threat of modern targeted cyberattacks. This book presents a comprehensive framework for managing all aspects of an enterprise cybersecurity program. It enables an enterprise to architect, design, implement, and operate a coherent cybersecurity program that is seamlessly coordinated with policy, programmatics, IT life cycle, and assessment. Fail-safe cyberdefense is a pipe dream. Given sufficient time, an intelligent attacker can eventually defeat defensive measures protecting an enterprise’s computer systems and IT networks. To prevail, an enterprise cybersecurity program must manage risk by detecting attacks early enough and delaying them long enough that the defenders have time to respond effectively. Enterprise Cybersecurity shows players at all levels of responsibility how to unify their organization’s people, budgets, technologies, and processes into a cost-efficient cybersecurity program capable of countering advanced cyberattacks and containing damage in the event of a breach. The authors of Enterprise Cybersecurity explain at both strategic and tactical levels how to accomplish the mission of leading, designing, deploying, operating, managing, and supporting cybersecurity capabilities in an enterprise environment. The authors are recognized experts and thought leaders in this rapidly evolving field, drawing on decades of collective experience in cybersecurity and IT. In capacities ranging from executive strategist to systems architect to cybercombatant, Scott E. Donaldson, Stanley G. Siegel, Chris K. Williams, and Abdul Aslam have fought on the front lines of cybersecurity against advanced persistent threats to government, military, and business entities.
In the past few years, with the evolution of advanced persistent threats and mutation techniques, sensitive and damaging information from a variety of sources have been exposed to possible corruption and hacking. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and similar disciplines of cognitive science applications have been found to have significant applications in the domain of cyber security. Machine Learning and Cognitive Science Applications in Cyber Security examines different applications of cognition that can be used to detect threats and analyze data to capture malware. Highlighting such topics as anomaly detection, intelligent platforms, and triangle scheme, this publication is designed for IT specialists, computer engineers, researchers, academicians, and industry professionals interested in the impact of machine learning in cyber security and the methodologies that can help improve the performance and reliability of machine learning applications.
This Book Includes: Hacking with Kali Linux, Ethical Hacking. Learn How to Manage Cyber Risks Using Defense Strategies and Penetration Testing for Information Systems Security
Author: Zach Codings
Publisher: Zach Codings
How do I secure my computer? What is malware and how do I get rid of it? Do I only need to worry about Phishing attacks via email? What if my personal email account, bank account, or other accounts were compromised? Sounds familiar? Keep reading... Cybersecurity has changed significantly in the past decade, we've moved away from the days when basic virus protection and security controls were sufficient to deter threats, to the need for advanced security analytics tools to prevent advanced persistent threats (APTs) and tackle malicious insiders. This book includes: Hacking with Kali Linux A Beginner's Guide to Learn Penetration Testing to Protect Your Family and Business from Cyber Attacks Building a Home Security System for Wireless Network Security Here's a sneak peek of what you'll learn with this book: - What is hacking - The importance of cybersecurity - How malware and cyber-attacks operate - How to install Kali Linux on a virtual box - How to scan networks - VPNs & Firewalls - An introduction to Digital Signatures and Cryptography - and much more... Ethical Hacking A Beginner's Guide to Computer and Wireless Networks Defense Strategies, Penetration Testing and Information Security Risk Assessment Throughout these pages, you will learn: - Roles and responsibilities of an Ethical Hacker - Hacking as a career - Making money freelance - Most common security tools - The three ways to scan your system - The seven proven penetration testing strategies - and much more... Even if you aren't a security expert, there are a few basic steps you can take to secure your computer. Arm yourself with all this knowledge! Scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON!
The Best Fully Integrated Study System Available for Exam CAS-001 With hundreds of practice questions and lab exercises, CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification Study Guide covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for the exam Exam Readiness Checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off Inside the Exam sections highlight key exam topics covered Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the multiple-choice exam questions Covers all the exam topics, including: Cryptographic tools • Computing platforms • Enterprise storage • Infrastructure • Host security controls • Application security • Security assessments • Risk implications • Risk management strategy and controls • E-discovery, data breaches, and incident response • Security and privacy policies • Industry trends • Enterprise security • People and security • Change control • Security controls for communication and collaboration • Advanced authentication tools, techniques, and concepts • Security activities across the technology life cycle Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: -One practice exam -Detailed answers with explanations -Score Report performance assessment tool One-hour segment of LearnKey video training with free online registration: -Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice test -Downloadable PDF copy of the book for studying on the go
In-depth counterintelligence tactics to fight cyber-espionage "A comprehensive and unparalleled overview of the topic by experts in the field."--Slashdot Expose, pursue, and prosecute the perpetrators of advanced persistent threats (APTs) using the tested security techniques and real-world case studies featured in this one-of-a-kind guide. Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Threat Counter-Exploitation shows how to assess your network’s vulnerabilities, zero in on targets, and effectively block intruders. Discover how to set up digital traps, misdirect and divert attackers, configure honeypots, mitigate encrypted crimeware, and identify malicious software groups. The expert authors provide full coverage of legal and ethical issues, operational vetting, and security team management. Establish the goals and scope of your reverse deception campaign Identify, analyze, and block APTs Engage and catch nefarious individuals and their organizations Assemble cyber-profiles, incident analyses, and intelligence reports Uncover, eliminate, and autopsy crimeware, trojans, and botnets Work with intrusion detection, anti-virus, and digital forensics tools Employ stealth honeynet, honeypot, and sandbox technologies Communicate and collaborate with legal teams and law enforcement
Fully updated Sybex Study Guide for the industry-leading security certification: CISSP Security professionals consider the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) to be the most desired certification to achieve. More than 200,000 have taken the exam, and there are more than 70,000 CISSPs worldwide. This highly respected guide is updated to cover changes made to the CISSP Body of Knowledge in 2012. It also provides additional advice on how to pass each section of the exam. With expanded coverage of key areas, it also includes a full-length, 250-question practice exam. Fully updated for the 2012 CISSP Body of Knowledge, the industry-leading standard for IT professionals Thoroughly covers exam topics, including access control, application development security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, operations security, and physical (environmental) security Examines information security governance and risk management, legal regulations, investigations and compliance, and telecommunications and network security Features expanded coverage of biometrics, auditing and accountability, software security testing, and many more key topics CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 6th Edition prepares you with both the knowledge and the confidence to pass the CISSP exam.
This book presents a compendium of selected game- and decision-theoretic models to achieve and assess the security of critical infrastructures. Given contemporary reports on security incidents of various kinds, we can see a paradigm shift to attacks of an increasingly heterogeneous nature, combining different techniques into what we know as an advanced persistent threat. Security precautions must match these diverse threat patterns in an equally diverse manner; in response, this book provides a wealth of techniques for protection and mitigation. Much traditional security research has a narrow focus on specific attack scenarios or applications, and strives to make an attack “practically impossible.” A more recent approach to security views it as a scenario in which the cost of an attack exceeds the potential reward. This does not rule out the possibility of an attack but minimizes its likelihood to the least possible risk. The book follows this economic definition of security, offering a management scientific view that seeks a balance between security investments and their resulting benefits. It focuses on optimization of resources in light of threats such as terrorism and advanced persistent threats. Drawing on the authors’ experience and inspired by real case studies, the book provides a systematic approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. Presenting a mixture of theoretical work and practical success stories, the book is chiefly intended for students and practitioners seeking an introduction to game- and decision-theoretic techniques for security. The required mathematical concepts are self-contained, rigorously introduced, and illustrated by case studies. The book also provides software tools that help guide readers in the practical use of the scientific models and computational frameworks.
The Emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats in the Commercial Sector and how Corporations Can Adapt
Author: Jessica N. Bourquin
Category: Computer crimes
While industrial espionage is not new, cyber espionage in the commercial sector is a threat many corporations are not prepared to face. Previously, only government agencies and companies who stored bank account, credit card, or other personally identifiable information (PII) concerned themselves with cyber-attacks. The spectrum of cyber targets has widened, and corporations must adapt to advanced persistent threats (APTs). All intellectual property is now at risk and its loss can result in expensive consequences. Many well-known corporations have become victims of APTs, leading to readily available information on case studies. After this contextual background is established, some applicable countermeasures are addressed. First, current passive defensive tactics and tools, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, are discussed. Specifically, how complete trust in these tools creates a virtual Maginot line. Additionally, the human factor creates its own level of risk. Even if a firewall were infallible, most malware can still enter a system if a user clicks on a malicious link, opens a file containing malicious code, or plugs an infected universal serial bus (USB) flash drive into a computer on a private proprietary network. Balancing convenience with security, however, is an imperative. Simply creating more rules and regulations managing which employee actions are permitted and which are prohibited can help mitigate the threat, but attacks are still possible. This can also frustrate users into circumventing any security measures they deem unnecessary inconveniences. This capstone project focuses on making corporations more aware of both the growing problem and possible solutions.