Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions

Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions

Paperback Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions

By (author) Stuart McClure, By (author) Joel Scambray, By (author) George Kurtz

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 41mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071780289
  • ISBN 13: 9780071780285
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 67,668

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This is the latest tactics for thwarting digital attacks. "Our new reality is zero-day, APT, and state-sponsored attacks. Today, more than ever, security professionals need to get into the hacker's mind, methods, and toolbox to successfully deter such relentless assaults. This edition brings readers abreast with the latest attack vectors and arms them for these continually evolving threats." (Brett Wahlin, CSO, Sony Network Entertainment). "Stop taking punches - let's change the game; it's time for a paradigm shift in the way we secure our networks, and "Hacking Exposed 7" is the playbook for bringing pain to our adversaries." (Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director, FBI). Bolster your system's security and defeat the tools and tactics of cyber-criminals with expert advice and defense strategies from the world-renowned Hacking Exposed team. Case studies expose the hacker's latest devious methods and illustrate field-tested remedies. Find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks. "Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions" contains all-new visual maps and a comprehensive "countermeasures cookbook." It features: obstruct APTs and web-based meta-exploits; defend against UNIX-based root access and buffer overflow hacks; block SQL injection, spear phishing, and embedded-code attacks; detect and terminate rootkits, Trojans, bots, worms, and malware; lock down remote access; using smartcards and hardware tokens; protect 802.11 WLANs with multilayered encryption and gateways; plug holes in VoIP, social networking, cloud, and Web 2.0 services; and learn about the latest iPhone and Android attacks and how to protect yourself.

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Stuart McClure, CNE, CCSE, Global CTO for McAfee/Intel, is responsible for a nearly $3B consumer and corporate security products business. During his tenure at McAfee, Stuart has also held the General Manager position for the Security Management Business for McAfee/Intel, which enabled all McAfee corporate security products to be operationalized, managed, and measured. Alongside those roles, Stuart has also run an elite team of good guy hackers inside McAfee called TRACE that discovered new vulnerabilities and emerging threats. Previously, Stuart helped run security at the largest healthcare company in the U.S., Kaiser Permanente. In 1999, Stuart was also the original founder of Foundstone, Inc., a global consulting and products company, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004. Joel Scambray, CISSP, is Managing Principal with Citigal as well as Co-Founder of Consciere LLC. He was previously chief strategy officer for Leviathan Security Group, an information security consultancy. He was a senior director at Microsoft Corporation, where he led Microsoft's online services security efforts for three years before joining the Windows platform and services division to focus on security technology architecture. Before joining Microsoft, Joel co-founded security software and services startup Foundstone, Inc., and helped lead it to acquisition by McAfee. He has spoken widely on information security at forums including Black Hat, I-4, and The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM). Joel is the co-author of all five editions of Hacking Exposed and lead author of Hacking Exposed: Windows, currently in its third edition, and Hacking Exposed: Web Applications, currently in its second edition. George Kurtz, CISSP, George Kurtz is co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, a cutting-edge big data security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information. George Kurtz is also an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has almost twenty years of experience in the security space and has helped hundreds of large organizations and government agencies around the world tackle the most demanding security problems. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for the businesses he has run. In 2011 George relinquished his role as McAfee's Worldwide Chief Technology Officer to his co-author and raised $26M in venture capital to create CrowdStrike. During his tenure as McAfee's CTO, Kurtz was responsible for driving the integrated security architectures and platforms across the entire McAfee portfolio. Kurtz also helped drive the acquisition strategy that allowed McAfee to grow from $1b in revenue in 2007 to over $2.5b in 2011. In one of the largest tech M&A deals in 2011, Intel (INTC) acquired McAfee for nearly $8b. Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz was Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Foundstone, Inc., which was acquired by McAfee in October 2004. You can follow George on Twitter @george_kurtz or his blog at http://www.securitybattlefield.com.

Table of contents

1: Footprinting 2: Scanning 3: Enumeration 4. Hacking Windows 5. Hacking UNIX 6: Remote Connectivity and VoIP Hacking 7. Network Devices (Expanded) 8: Wireless Devices (Expanded) 9: Embedded Systems (NEW) 10: Web Hacking 11. Countermeasures Map (NEW) Appendix A: Ports Appendix B: Top 14 Security Vulnerabilities Appendix C: Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks