Description : Introduces the authors' philosophy of Internet security, explores possible attacks on hosts and networks, discusses firewalls and virtual private networks, and analyzes the state of communication security.
Description : Knowledge of number theory and abstract algebra are pre-requisites for any engineer designing a secure internet-based system. However, most of the books currently available on the subject are aimed at practitioners who just want to know how the various tools available on the market work and what level of security they impart. These books traditionally deal with the science and mathematics only in so far as they are necessary to understand how the tools work. Internet Security differs by its assertion that cryptography is the single most important technology for securing the Internet. To quote one reviewer "if every one of your communication partners were using a secure system based on encryption, viruses, worms and hackers would have a very hard time". This scenario does not reflect the reality of the Internet world as it currently stands. However, with security issues becoming more and more important internationally, engineers of the future will be required to design tougher, safer systems. Internet Security: * Offers an in-depth introduction to the relevant cryptographic principles, algorithms protocols - the nuts and bolts of creating a secure network * Links cryptographic principles to the technologies in use on the Internet, eg. PGP, S/MIME, IPsec, SSL TLS, Firewalls and SET (protecting credit card transactions) * Provides state-of-the-art analysis of the latest IETF standards plus summaries and explanations of RFC documents * Authored by a recognised expert in security Internet Security is the definitive text for graduate students on security and cryptography courses, and researchers in security and cryptography areas. It will prove to be invaluable to professionals engaged in the long-term development of secure systems.
Description : As organizations today are linking their systems across enterprise-wide networks and VPNs as well as increasing their exposure to customers, competitors, browsers and hackers on the Internet, it becomes increasingly imperative for Web professionals to be trained in techniques for effectively protecting their sites from internal and external threats. Each connection magnifies the vulnerability to attack. With the increased connectivity to the Internet and the wide availability of automated cracking tools, organizations can no longer simply rely on operating system security to protect their valuable corporate data. Furthermore, the exploding use of Web technologies for corporate intranets and Internet sites has escalated security risks to corporate data and information systems. Practical Internet Security reveals how the Internet is paving the way for secure communications within organizations and on the public Internet. This book provides the fundamental knowledge needed to analyze risks to a system and to implement a security policy that protects information assets from potential intrusion, damage, or theft. It provides dozens of real-life scenarios and examples, as well as hands-on instruction in securing Web communications and sites. You will learn the common vulnerabilities of Web sites; as well as, how to carry out secure communications across unsecured networks. All system administrators and IT security managers will find this book an essential practical resource.
Description : The frequency of digital attacks and intrusions has steadily increased over the years as the number of people with the appropriate motivation and technical ability continues to grow. Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society is a modern survey of the recent ethical policy issues arising in connection with Internet and network security. This exciting collection of papers, articles, and monographs discusses a number of important ethical questions arising in many distinct areas of Internet and network security, including: Are hacker attacks and hacktivism morally justified? Is hacking justified as self-defense? How should professionals respond to security issues? Is publishing malicious code protected by moral rights to free speech? Is it morally permissible for the government or individuals to actively conceal e-content? Internet Security: Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society is a valuable addition to the library of anyone concerned with the growing number of Internet security issues and intrusions facing society today.
Description : Details the key impacts and risk assessment within the context of technology-enabled information (TEI). This volume is designed as a secondary text for graduate students, and also for a professional audience of researchers and practitioners in industry.
Description : Annotation nbsp; Essential security strategies using Cisco's complete solution to network security! The only book to cover interoperability among the Cisco Secure product family to provide the holistic approach to Internet security. The first book to provide Cisco proactive solutions to common Internet threats. A source of industry-ready pre-built configurations for the Cisco Secure product range. Cisco Systems strives to help customers build secure internetworks through network design featuring its Cisco Secure product family. At present, no available publication deals with Internet security from a Cisco perspective. Cisco Secure Internet Security Solutions covers the basics of Internet security and then concentrates on each member of the Cisco Secure product family, providing a rich explanation with examples of the preferred configurations required for securing Internet connections. The Cisco Secure PIX Firewall is covered in depth from an architectural point of view to provide a reference of the PIX commands and their use in the real world. Although Cisco Secure Internet Security Solutions is concerned with Internet security, it is also viable to use in general network security scenarios. nbsp; Andrew Mason is the CEO of Mason Technologies Limited, a Cisco Premier Partner in the U.K. whose main business is delivered through Cisco consultancy focusing on Internet security. Andrew has hands-on experience of the Cisco Secure product family with numerous clients ranging from ISPs to large financial organizations. Currently, Andrew is leading a project to design and implement the most secure ISP network in Europe. Andrew holds the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. nbsp; Mark Newcomb is currently a consulting engineer at Aurora Consulting Group in Spokane, Washington. Mark holds CCNP and CCDP certifications. Mark has 4 years experience working with network security issues and a total of over 20 years experience within the networking industry. Mark is a frequent contributor and reviewer for books by Cisco Press, McGraw-Hill, Coriolis, New Riders, and Macmillan Technical Publishing.
Description : When Practical Unix Security was first published more than a decade ago, it became an instant classic. Crammed with information about host security, it saved many a Unix system administrator from disaster. The second edition added much-needed Internet security coverage and doubled the size of the original volume. The third edition is a comprehensive update of this very popular book - a companion for the Unix/Linux system administrator who needs to secure his or her organization's system, networks, and web presence in an increasingly hostile world.Focusing on the four most popular Unix variants today--Solaris, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD--this book contains new information on PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules), LDAP, SMB/Samba, anti-theft technologies, embedded systems, wireless and laptop issues, forensics, intrusion detection, chroot jails, telephone scanners and firewalls, virtual and cryptographic filesystems, WebNFS, kernel security levels, outsourcing, legal issues, new Internet protocols and cryptographic algorithms, and much more.Practical Unix & Internet Security consists of six parts: Computer security basics: introduction to security problems and solutions, Unix history and lineage, and the importance of security policies as a basic element of system security. Security building blocks: fundamentals of Unix passwords, users, groups, the Unix filesystem, cryptography, physical security, and personnel security. Network security: a detailed look at modem and dialup security, TCP/IP, securing individual network services, Sun's RPC, various host and network authentication systems (e.g., NIS, NIS+, and Kerberos), NFS and other filesystems, and the importance of secure programming. Secure operations: keeping up to date in today's changing security world, backups, defending against attacks, performing integrity management, and auditing. Handling security incidents: discovering a break-in, dealing with programmed threats and denial of service attacks, and legal aspects of computer security. Appendixes: a comprehensive security checklist and a detailed bibliography of paper and electronic references for further reading and research. Packed with 1000 pages of helpful text, scripts, checklists, tips, and warnings, this third edition remains the definitive reference for Unix administrators and anyone who cares about protecting their systems and data from today's threats.