Browse Category

Security

Zen and the Art of Information Security

Whereas safeguard is usually appeared to be a classy and dear procedure, Zen and the paintings of knowledge safety makes safety comprehensible to the typical individual in a totally non-technical, concise, and wonderful layout. by utilizing analogies and simply undeniable logic, readers see during the hype and develop into cozy taking extremely simple activities to safe themselves. Even hugely technical humans have misperceptions approximately protection matters and also will make the most of Ira Winkler’s reviews making safeguard comprehensible to the enterprise international. Mr. Winkler is among the most well liked and hugely rated audio system within the box of protection, and lectures to tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals a yr. Zen and the artwork of data protection is predicated on one in all his so much good bought foreign shows.

*Written through an across the world popular writer of "Spies between Us" who travels the realm making safety displays to tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals a year
* This brief and concise publication is particularly for the enterprise, buyer, and technical consumer brief on time yet searching for the most recent info besides reader pleasant analogies
* Describes the true safeguard threats you must fear approximately, and extra importantly, what to do approximately them

Show description

Keep Reading

VMware vSphere Security Cookbook

Over seventy five useful recipes that can assist you effectively safe your vSphere environment

About This Book

  • Secure your vSphere setting from the floor up, with step by step directions protecting all significant vCenter components
  • Eliminate pesky certificates error in a traditional and safe manner
  • Get accustomed to the recent good points of vSphere via a realistic, recipe-based approach

Who This publication Is For

This e-book is meant for virtualization execs who're skilled with the setup and configuration of VMware vSphere, yet did not get the chance to profit tips to safe the surroundings properly.

What you are going to Learn

  • Harden your ESXi host and visitor digital machines to minimize the vulnerabilities on your system
  • Configure vCenter networks and garage defense to set up safe digital networks among environments
  • Install and configure vShield supervisor and information safeguard to control anti-malware and anitvirus rules in your digital environments
  • Set up vShield App and facet, together with firewall and VPN configurations to aid safe your networks on your environment
  • Use Sophos Anti-virus to set up a vShield Endpoint to safe your environment

In Detail

Within the IT box, protection is usually a low precedence in terms of development new environments. As safety compliance keeps to realize prominence, right and safe product configuration turns into much more vital. utilizing safeguard to a fancy digital setting could be a daunting and time-consuming pastime. This booklet offers an ideal plan for step by step configuration of vSphere 5.5 and its linked components.

The publication begins via displaying you ways to configure the center vSphere parts of the ESXi host sooner than overlaying visitor digital computing device protection, person administration, and community and garage protection. relocating forward, you are going to research particularly concerning the configuration of X.509 certificate using the SSL certificates Automation software. The publication concludes via taking you thru VXLAN digital twine configuration.

Show description

Keep Reading

Counting from Zero

By Alan B Johnston

Can a safety professional retailer the net from a catastrophic 0 day cyber assault by way of a community of zombie pcs, referred to as a botnet? At what rate?

"Credible and plausible, this tale is instructed by way of a topic specialist. i couldn't wait to determine what occurred next." 
- Vint Cerf, net pioneer

"The risk to the net from worms, viruses, botnets, and zombie pcs is actual, and growing to be. Counting from 0 is a smart technique to arise to hurry at the alarming situation, and Johnston attracts you in together with his tale and plausible solid of characters."
- Phil Zimmermann, writer of lovely solid privateness (PGP) the main everyday electronic mail encryption program

Today, each computing device attached to the web is below consistent assault from viruses, worms, port scans, and unsolicited mail. protection execs consistently struggle to comprise newly unleashed cyber assaults, referred to as 'zero day' assaults, in basic terms to have new assaults introduced. hundreds of thousands of pcs have already succumbed, and, with no their owner's wisdom, became slave desktops - remotely managed 'zombies'. lower than the keep watch over of geared up crime and sponsored by way of overseas governments, those pcs are morphing into collections identified within the as botnets, brief for robotic networks.

Internet safeguard specialist Mick O'Malley is the single one that acknowledges the turning out to be hazard of the last word 0 day assault on the net from a tremendous botnet, and his specific hacker abilities and community of comrades allow him to struggle again. extra cyber prep than cyber punk, Mick makes use of real-life instruments and methods to encrypt all his communications, and makes use of those talents to damage the encryption utilized by the botnet. Mick makes use of encryption on a private point, too, having a number of passports and a number of names and identities. whereas crisscrossing the globe within the air, on land, and at sea investigating the risk, Mick turns into the objective of assaults on his popularity, his id, and eventually his life.

Along the best way, Mick meets Kateryna Petrescu, a gorgeous Romanian firewall specialist. Mick's charm to Kateryna develops as they paintings heavily jointly and proportion the thrill and threat. Why is the govt following Mick and attempting to intercept his communications? Can he cease the 0 day assault sooner than it truly is unleashed? what is going to be the fee to Mick for his unmarried mindedness?

Unfolding throughout 3 continents, the recent cybercrime secret "Counting from 0" supplies a pragmatic insider's view of the thrust and parry international of computing device protection and cryptography, and the very genuine probability of botnets.

Show description

Keep Reading

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide (Open Source: Community Experience Distilled)

By Lee Allen

  • Learn the best way to practice an effective, prepared, and powerful penetration attempt from begin to finish
  • Gain hands-on penetration checking out adventure by way of construction and checking out a digital lab atmosphere that incorporates normally discovered safety features reminiscent of IDS and firewalls
  • Take the problem and practice a digital penetration attempt opposed to a fictional company from begin to end after which be sure your effects via jogging via step by step solutions
  • Detailed step by step information on handling trying out effects and writing truly equipped and powerful penetration checking out reports
  • Properly scope your penetration try to prevent catastrophe
  • Understand intimately how the checking out procedure works from begin to end, not only find out how to use particular tools
  • Use complex strategies to avoid defense controls and stay hidden whereas testing
  • Create a segmented digital community with numerous ambitions, IDS and firewall
  • Generate checking out reviews and statistics
  • Perform a good, equipped, and potent penetration attempt from begin to finish
Although the booklet is meant for somebody that has a pretty good history in info protection the step by step directions make it effortless to persist with for all ability degrees. you'll examine Linux talents, how you can setup your personal labs, and lots more and plenty a lot more.

Show description

Keep Reading

Understanding Network Hacks: Attack and Defense with Python

By Bastian Ballmann

This publication explains how you can see one's personal community in the course of the eyes of an attacker, to appreciate their ideas and successfully shield opposed to them. via Python code samples the reader learns to code instruments on topics reminiscent of password sniffing, ARP poisoning, DNS spoofing, SQL injection, Google harvesting and Wifi hacking. additionally the reader might be brought to protection tools equivalent to intrusion detection and prevention structures and log dossier research through diving into code.

Show description

Keep Reading

The Mobile Application Hacker's Handbook

By Dominic Chell, Tyrone Erasmus, Shaun Colley, Ollie Whitehouse

See your app via a hacker's eyes to discover the true resources of vulnerability

The cellular program Hacker's Handbook is a complete advisor to securing all cellular functions by way of coming near near the problem from a hacker's perspective. seriously sensible, this publication offers specialist assistance towards studying and exploiting flaws in cellular functions at the iOS, Android, Blackberry, and home windows cell structures. you are going to research a confirmed method for coming near near cellular software tests, and the thoughts used to avoid, disrupt, and remediate a number of the forms of assaults. insurance contains facts garage, cryptography, delivery layers, information leakage, injection assaults, runtime manipulation, defense controls, and cross-platform apps, with vulnerabilities highlighted and particular info at the equipment hackers use to get round average security.

Mobile functions are popular within the buyer and firm markets to technique and/or shop delicate facts. there's at present little released with regards to cellular defense, yet with over one million apps within the Apple App shop by myself, the assault floor is critical. This e-book is helping you safe cellular apps by way of demonstrating the ways that hackers take advantage of vulnerable issues and flaws to realize entry to data.

  • Understand the methods facts could be saved, and the way cryptography is defeated
  • Set up an atmosphere for choosing insecurities and the information leakages that arise
  • Develop extensions to circumvent safety controls and practice injection attacks
  • Learn different assaults that observe in particular to cross-platform apps

IT safety breaches have made substantial headlines, with thousands of customers susceptible as significant enterprises come below assault. studying the methods of the hacker's exchange permits defense pros to fasten the app up tight. For higher cellular defense and no more susceptible facts, The cellular software Hacker's Handbook is a realistic, complete guide.

Show description

Keep Reading

Bulletproof SSL and TLS: Understanding and Deploying SSL/TLS and PKI to Secure Servers and Web Applications

By Ivan Ristic

FULLY REVISED IN AUGUST 2015.

Bulletproof SSL and TLS is a whole consultant to utilizing SSL and TLS encryption to set up safe servers and internet functions. Written by means of Ivan Ristic, the writer of the preferred SSL Labs website, this ebook will train you every little thing you want to comprehend to guard your platforms from eavesdropping and impersonation attacks.

In this ebook, you will discover simply the right combination of thought, protocol element, vulnerability and weak point details, and deployment suggestion to get your task done:

  • Comprehensive assurance of the ever-changing box of SSL/TLS and net PKI, with updates to the electronic version
  • For IT defense execs, aid to appreciate the risks
  • For approach directors, support to set up platforms securely
  • For builders, support to layout and enforce safe internet applications
  • Practical and concise, with additional intensity while information are relevant
  • Introduction to cryptography and the most recent TLS protocol version
  • Discussion of weaknesses at each point, protecting implementation concerns, HTTP and browser difficulties, and protocol vulnerabilities
  • Coverage of the newest assaults, resembling BEAST, CRIME, BREACH, fortunate thirteen, RC4 biases, Triple Handshake assault, and Heartbleed
  • Thorough deployment recommendation, together with complicated applied sciences, resembling Strict shipping defense, content material safety coverage, and pinning
  • Guide to utilizing OpenSSL to generate keys and certificate and to create and run a personal certification authority
  • Guide to utilizing OpenSSL to check servers for vulnerabilities
  • Practical recommendation for safe server configuration utilizing Apache httpd, IIS, Java, Nginx, Microsoft home windows, and Tomcat

This publication comes in paperback and various electronic codecs with no DRM. Digital model of Bulletproof SSL and TLS might be received at once from the writer, at feistyduck.com.

Show description

Keep Reading

Hacking Exposed Wireless, Third Edition: Wireless Security Secrets & Solutions

Exploit and protect opposed to the most recent instant community attacks

Learn to use weaknesses in instant community environments utilizing the cutting edge innovations during this completely up to date advisor. inside of, you’ll locate concise technical overviews, the newest assault equipment, and ready-to-deploy countermeasures. the way to leverage instant eavesdropping, holiday encryption platforms, bring distant exploits, and control 802.11 consumers, and learn the way attackers impersonate mobile networks. Hacking uncovered instant, 3rd Edition positive factors specialist assurance of ever-expanding threats that impact modern applied sciences, together with Bluetooth Low power, software program outlined Radio (SDR), ZigBee, and Z-Wave.

  • Assemble a instant assault toolkit and grasp the hacker’s guns
  • Effectively test and enumerate WiFi networks and patron units
  • Leverage complex instant assault instruments, together with Wifite, Scapy, Pyrit, Metasploit, KillerBee, and the Aircrack-ng suite
  • Develop and release client-side assaults utilizing Ettercap and the WiFi Pineapple
  • Hack mobile networks with Airprobe, Kraken, Pytacle, and YateBTS
  • Exploit holes in WPA and WPA2 own and firm defense schemes
  • Leverage rogue hotspots to bring distant entry software program via fraudulent software program updates
  • Eavesdrop on Bluetooth vintage and Bluetooth Low strength site visitors
  • Capture and assessment proprietary instant expertise with software program outlined Radio instruments
  • Explore vulnerabilities in ZigBee and Z-Wave-connected clever houses and places of work
  • Attack distant instant networks utilizing compromised home windows platforms and integrated instruments

Show description

Keep Reading

Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security

By Christopher Hadnagy

Learn to spot the social engineer through non-verbal behavior

Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human section of Security specializes in combining the technological know-how of realizing non-verbal communications with the data of the way social engineers, rip-off artists and con males use those abilities to construct emotions of belief and rapport of their goals. the writer is helping readers know how to spot and notice social engineers and scammers through interpreting their non-verbal habit. Unmasking the Social Engineer exhibits how assaults paintings, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals the relationship of non-verbal habit to social engineering and scamming.

• sincerely combines either the sensible and technical points of social engineering security
• finds a few of the soiled methods that scammers use
• Pinpoints what to seem for at the nonverbal part to notice the social engineer

Sharing confirmed medical method for studying, realizing, and interpreting non-verbal communications, Unmasking the Social Engineer fingers readers with the data had to aid safeguard their organizations.

Show description

Keep Reading

Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks

Learn to establish, shield, and assault computing device networks. This booklet specializes in networks and actual assaults, deals huge assurance of offensive and protecting options, and is supported via a wealthy selection of workouts and resources.

You'll tips on how to configure your community from the floor up, beginning by means of constructing your digital attempt atmosphere with fundamentals like DNS and energetic listing, via universal community providers, and finishing with advanced net functions concerning net servers and backend databases.

Key shielding innovations are built-in in the course of the exposition. you'll advance situational understanding of your community and may construct an entire protecting infrastructure—including log servers, community firewalls, net software firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.

Of direction, you can't really know the way to shield a community in the event you have no idea easy methods to assault it, so that you will assault your try out structures in various methods starting with ordinary assaults opposed to browsers via privilege escalation to a site administrator, or assaults opposed to basic community servers throughout the compromise of a defended e-commerce site.

The writer, who has coached his university’s cyber protection group thrice to the finals of the nationwide Collegiate Cyber security festival, presents a pragmatic, hands-on method of cyber defense.

What you’ll learn

  • How to soundly organize an entire community, from its infrastructure via internet applications
  • How to combine shielding applied sciences similar to firewalls and intrusion detection platforms into your network
  • How to assault your community with instruments like Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Burp Suite
  • How to realize situational information in your community to observe and forestall such attacks

Who this e-book is for

This e-book is for starting and intermediate pros in cyber safeguard who are looking to examine extra approximately development, protecting, and attacking machine networks. it's also compatible to be used as a textbook and supplementary textual content for hands-on classes in cyber operations on the undergraduate and graduate point.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. procedure Setup

Chapter 2. simple Offense

Chapter three. Operational Awareness

Chapter four. DNS & BIND

Chapter five. Enumerating the Network

Chapter 6. energetic Directory

Chapter 7. Attacking the Domain

Chapter eight. Logging

Chapter nine. community Services

Chapter 10. Malware

Chapter eleven. Apache and ModSecurity

Chapter 12. IIS and ModSecurity

Chapter thirteen. internet assaults

Chapter 14. Firewalls

Chapter 15. MySQL

Chapter sixteen. laugh

Chapter 17. Hypertext Preprocessor

Chapter 18. net functions

Show description

Keep Reading