Thinking Security

Author: Steven M. Bellovin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134278232
Format: PDF
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If you’re a security or network professional, you already know the “do’s and don’ts”: run AV software and firewalls, lock down your systems, use encryption, watch network traffic, follow best practices, hire expensive consultants . . . but it isn’t working. You’re at greater risk than ever, and even the world’s most security-focused organizations are being victimized by massive attacks. In Thinking Security, author Steven M. Bellovin provides a new way to think about security. As one of the world’s most respected security experts, Bellovin helps you gain new clarity about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. He helps you understand security as a systems problem, including the role of the all-important human element, and shows you how to match your countermeasures to actual threats. You’ll learn how to move beyond last year’s checklists at a time when technology is changing so rapidly. You’ll also understand how to design security architectures that don’t just prevent attacks wherever possible, but also deal with the consequences of failures. And, within the context of your coherent architecture, you’ll learn how to decide when to invest in a new security product and when not to. Bellovin, co-author of the best-selling Firewalls and Internet Security, caught his first hackers in 1971. Drawing on his deep experience, he shares actionable, up-to-date guidance on issues ranging from SSO and federated authentication to BYOD, virtualization, and cloud security. Perfect security is impossible. Nevertheless, it’s possible to build and operate security systems far more effectively. Thinking Security will help you do just that.

A Bug Hunter s Diary

Author: Tobias Klein
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593273851
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Klein tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular programs. Whether by browsing source code, poring over disassembly, or fuzzing live programs, readers get an over-the-shoulder glimpse into the world of a bug hunter as Klein unearths security flaws and uses them to take control of affected systems.

Hack I T

Author: T. J. Klevinsky
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201719567
Format: PDF
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Introduces penetration testing and its importance in maintaining network security, discussing factors including the responsibilities of a penetration testing professional and potential system weaknesses.

Exploiting Online Games

Author: Greg Hoglund
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132271912
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the foremost software security experts in the world, this is the first book to deeply investigate how online games are hacked.

Exploiting Software

Author: Greg Hoglund
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201786958
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to secure software covers such topics as rootkits, buffer overflows, reverse engineering tools, and locating bugs.

Threat Modeling

Author: Adam Shostack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118810058
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Honeypots

Author: Lance Spitzner
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321108951
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides instructions for using honeypots to impede, trap, or monitor online attackers, and discusses how honeypots can be used, the roles they can play, and legal issues surrounding their use.

Security with Go

Author: John Daniel Leon
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788622251
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first stop for your security needs when using Go, covering host, network, and cloud security for ethical hackers and defense against intrusion Key Features First introduction to Security with Golang Adopting a Blue Team/Red Team approach Take advantage of speed and inherent safety of Golang Works as an introduction to security for Golang developers Works as a guide to Golang security packages for recent Golang beginners Book Description Go is becoming more and more popular as a language for security experts. Its wide use in server and cloud environments, its speed and ease of use, and its evident capabilities for data analysis, have made it a prime choice for developers who need to think about security. Security with Go is the first Golang security book, and it is useful for both blue team and red team applications. With this book, you will learn how to write secure software, monitor your systems, secure your data, attack systems, and extract information. Defensive topics include cryptography, forensics, packet capturing, and building secure web applications. Offensive topics include brute force, port scanning, packet injection, web scraping, social engineering, and post exploitation techniques. What you will learn Learn the basic concepts and principles of secure programming Write secure Golang programs and applications Understand classic patterns of attack Write Golang scripts to defend against network-level attacks Learn how to use Golang security packages Apply and explore cryptographic methods and packages Learn the art of defending against brute force attacks Secure web and cloud applications Who this book is for Security with Go is aimed at developers with basics in Go to the level that they can write their own scripts and small programs without difficulty. Readers should be familiar with security concepts, and familiarity with Python security applications and libraries is an advantage, but not a necessity.

Preventing Web Attacks with Apache

Author: Ryan C. Barnett
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132702287
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The only end-to-end guide to securing Apache Web servers and Web applications Apache can be hacked. As companies have improved perimeter security, hackers have increasingly focused on attacking Apache Web servers and Web applications. Firewalls and SSL won’t protect you: you must systematically harden your Web application environment. Preventing Web Attacks with Apache brings together all the information you’ll need to do that: step-by-step guidance, hands-on examples, and tested configuration files. Building on his groundbreaking SANS presentations on Apache security, Ryan C. Barnett reveals why your Web servers represent such a compelling target, how significant exploits are performed, and how they can be defended against. Exploits discussed include: buffer overflows, denial of service, attacks on vulnerable scripts and programs, credential sniffing and spoofing, client parameter manipulation, brute force attacks, web defacements, and more. Barnett introduces the Center for Internet Security Apache Benchmarks, a set of best-practice Apache security configuration actions and settings he helped to create. He addresses issues related to IT processes and your underlying OS; Apache downloading, installation, and configuration; application hardening; monitoring, and more. He also presents a chapter-length case study using actual Web attack logs and data captured “in the wild.” For every sysadmin, Web professional, and security specialist responsible for Apache or Web application security.

Inside Internet Security

Author: Jeff Crume
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780201675160
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes underlying principles of hacker attacks and offers advice on securing networked systems, security checklists for common scenarios, theoretical background information, and real world examples of actual attacks.