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Computer Security Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

Computer Security Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 448
  • Edition: 3rd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-447055-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-447055-9

ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY


Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills


Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures


The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career


Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.

Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.


This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned.


Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets—and expand your career options.


Learn how to

·         Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network

·         Use basic networking knowledge to improve security

·         Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks

·         Implement a proven layered approach to network security

·         Resist modern social engineering attacks

·         Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

·         Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware

·         Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance

·         Choose the best encryption methods for your organization

·         Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances

·         Implement security policies that will work in your environment

·         Scan your network for vulnerabilities

·         Evaluate potential security consultants

·         Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked

·         Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Security

Introduction

How Seriously Should You Take Threats to Network Security?

Identifying Types of Threats

    Malware

    Compromising System Security

    DoS Attacks

    Web Attacks

    Session Hijacking

    Insider Threats

    DNS Poisoning

    New Attacks

Assessing the Likelihood of an Attack on Your Network

Basic Security Terminology

    Hacker Slang

    Professional Terms

Concepts and Approaches

How Do Legal Issues Impact Network Security?

Online Security Resources

    CERT

    Microsoft Security Advisor

    F-Secure

    SANS Institute

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 2: Networks and the Internet

Introduction

Network Basics

    The Physical Connection: Local Networks

    Faster Connection Speeds

    Data Transmission

How the Internet Works

    IP Addresses

    CIDR

    Uniform Resource Locators

    What Is a Packet?

    Basic Communications

History of the Internet

Basic Network Utilities

    IPConfig

    Ping

    Tracert

    Netstat

    NSLookup

Other Network Devices

Advanced Network Communications Topics

    The OSI Model

    Media Access Control (MAC) Addresses

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 3: Cyber Stalking, Fraud, and Abuse

Introduction

How Internet Fraud Works

    Investment Offers

    Auction Frauds

Identity Theft

    Phishing

Cyber Stalking

    Real Cyber Stalking Cases

    How to Evaluate Cyber Stalking

    Crimes Against Children

    Laws About Internet Fraud

Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Crime

    Protecting Against Investment Fraud

    Protecting Against Identity Theft

    Secure Browser Settings

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 4: Denial of Service Attacks

Introduction

DoS

Illustrating an Attack

    Common Tools Used for DoS

    DoS Weaknesses

    Specific DoS Attacks

    Land Attack

    DDoS

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 5: Malware

Introduction

Viruses

    How a Virus Spreads

    Types of Viruses

    Virus Examples

    Rombertik

    Gameover ZeuS

    CryptoLocker and CryptoWall

    FakeAV

    MacDefender

    Troj/Invo-Zip

    W32/Netsky-P

    The Sobig Virus

    The Mimail Virus

    The Bagle Virus

    A Nonvirus Virus

    Flame

    Rules for Avoiding Viruses

Trojan Horses

The Buffer-Overflow Attack

The Sasser Virus/Buffer Overflow

Spyware

    Legal Uses of Spyware

    How Is Spyware Delivered to a Target System?

    Obtaining Spyware Software

Other Forms of Malware

    Rootkit

    Malicious Web-Based Code

    Logic Bombs

    Spam

    Advanced Persistent Threats

Detecting and Eliminating Viruses and Spyware

    Antivirus Software

    Antispyware Software

    Remediation Steps

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 6: Techniques Used by Hackers

Introduction

Basic Terminology

The Reconnaissance Phase

    Passive Scanning Techniques

    Active Scanning Techniques

Actual Attacks

    SQL Script Injection

    Cross-Site Scripting

    Password Cracking

Malware Creation

    Windows Hacking Techniques

Penetration Testing

    NIST 800-115

    National Security Agency Information Assessment Methodology

    PCI Penetration Testing Standard

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 7: Industrial Espionage in Cyberspace

Introduction

What Is Industrial Espionage?

Information as an Asset

Real-World Examples of Industrial Espionage

    Example 1: Houston Astros

    Example 2: University Trade Secrets

    Example 3: VIA Technology

    Example 4: General Motors

    Example 5: Bloomberg, Inc.

    Example 6: Interactive Television Technologies, Inc.

    Trends in Industrial Espionage

    Industrial Espionage and You

How Does Espionage Occur?

    Low-Tech Industrial Espionage

    Spyware Used in Industrial Espionage

Steganography Used in Industrial Espionage

Phone Taps and Bugs

Protecting Against Industrial Espionage

Industrial Espionage Act

Spear Phishing

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 8: Encryption

Introduction

Cryptography Basics

History of Encryption

    The Caesar Cipher

    Atbash

    Multi-Alphabet Substitution

    Rail Fence

    Enigma

    Binary Operations

Modern Methods

    Single-Key (Symmetric) Encryption

    Modification of Symmetric Methods

Public Key (Asymmetric) Encryption

PGP

Legitimate Versus Fraudulent Encryption Methods

Digital Signatures

Hashing

    MD5

    SHA

    RipeMD

MAC and HMAC

    Rainbow Tables

Steganography

    Historical Steganography

    Methods and Tools

Cryptanalysis

    Frequency Analysis

    Modern Methods

Cryptography Used on the Internet

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 9: Computer Security Technology

Introduction

Virus Scanners

    How Does a Virus Scanner Work?

    Virus-Scanning Techniques

    Commercial Antivirus Software

Firewalls

    Benefits and Limitation of Firewalls

    Firewall Types and Components

    Firewall Configurations

    Commercial and Free Firewall Products

    Firewall Logs

Antispyware

IDS

    IDS Categorization

    Identifying an Intrusion

    IDS Elements

    Snort

    Honey Pots

    Database Activity Monitoring

    Other Preemptive Techniques

    Authentication

Digital Certificates

SSL/TLS

Virtual Private Networks

    Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

    Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol

    IPsec

Wi-Fi Security

    Wired Equivalent Privacy

    Wi-Fi Protected Access

    WPA2

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 10: Security Policies

Introduction

What Is a Policy?

Defining User Policies

    Passwords

    Internet Use

    Email Usage

    Installing/Uninstalling Software

    Instant Messaging

    Desktop Configuration

    Bring Your Own Device

    Final Thoughts on User Policies

Defining System Administration Policies

    New Employees

    Departing Employees

    Change Requests

    Security Breaches

    Virus Infection

    DoS Attacks

    Intrusion by a Hacker

Defining Access Control

Developmental Policies

Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures

Data Classification

    DoD Clearances

Disaster Recovery

    Disaster Recovery Plan

    Business Continuity Plan

    Impact Analysis?

    Fault Tolerance

Important Laws

    HIPAA

    Sarbanes-Oxley

    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 11: Network Scanning and Vulnerability Scanning

Introduction

Basics of Assessing a System

    Patch

    Ports

    Protect

    Policies

    Probe

    Physical

Securing Computer Systems

    Securing an Individual Workstation

    Securing a Server

    Securing a Network

Scanning Your Network

    MBSA

    NESSUS

Getting Professional Help

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 12: Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare

Introduction

Actual Cases of Cyber Terrorism

    The Chinese Eagle Union

    China’s Advanced Persistent Threat

    India and Pakistan

    Russian Hackers

Weapons of Cyber Warfare

    Stuxnet

    Flame

    StopGeorgia.ru Malware

    FinFisher

    BlackEnergy

    NSA ANT Catalog

Economic Attacks

Military Operations Attacks

General Attacks

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA)

Information Warfare

    Propaganda

    Information Control

    Disinformation

Actual Cases

Future Trends

    Positive Trends

    Negative Trends

Defense Against Cyber Terrorism

Terrorist Recruiting and Communication

TOR and the Dark Web

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 13: Cyber Detective

Introduction

General Searches

Court Records and Criminal Checks

    Sex Offender Registries

    Civil Court Records

    Other Resources

Usenet

Summary

Test Your Skills

Chapter 14: Introduction to Forensics

Introduction

General Guidelines

    Don’t Touch the Suspect Drive

    Image a Drive with Forensic Toolkit

    Can You Ever Conduct Forensics on a Live Machine?

    Document Trail

    Secure the Evidence

    Chain of Custody

    FBI Forensics Guidelines

    U.S. Secret Service Forensics Guidelines

    EU Evidence Gathering

    Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence

    Locard’s Principle of Transference

    Tools

Finding Evidence on the PC

    Finding Evidence in the Browser

Finding Evidence in System Logs

    Windows Logs

    Linux Logs

Getting Back Deleted Files

Operating System Utilities

    Net Sessions

    Openfiles

    Fc

    Netstat

The Windows Registry

    Specific Entries

Mobile Forensics: Cell Phone Concepts

    Cell Concepts Module

    Cellular Networks

    iOS

    Android

    Windows

    What You Should Look For

The Need for Forensic Certification

Expert Witnesses

    Federal Rule 702

    Daubert

Additional Types of Forensics

    Network Forensics

    Virtual Forensics

Summary

Test Your Skills

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Answers to the Multiple Choice Questions

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