Detecting and Combating Malicious Email

Detecting and Combating Malicious Email

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Malicious email is, simply put, email with a malicious purpose. The malicious purpose could be fraud, theft, espionage, or malware injection. The processes by which email execute the malicious activity vary widely, from fully manual (e.g. human-directed) to fully automated. One example of a malicious email is one that contains an attachment which the recipient is directed to open. When the attachment is opened, malicious software is installed on the recipient's computer. Because malicious email can vary so broadly in form and function, automated detection is only marginally helpful. The education of all users to detect potential malicious email is important to containing the threat and limiting the damage. It is increasingly necessary for all email users to understand how to recognize and combat malicious email.

Detecting and Combating Malicious Email describes the different types of malicious email, shows how to differentiate malicious email from benign email, and suggest protective strategies for both personal and enterprise email environments.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Rockland, MA, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0128001100
  • 9780128001103
  • 2,133,234

Table of contents

Chapter 1: From annoying to dangerous: understanding malicious email

Chapter 2: Thinking Like the Enemy

Chapter 3: Inside Email: making the hidden visible

Chapter 4: The Importance of Good Security Tools, and Limitations

Chapter 5: Steps to Detect and Combat Malicious Email

Chapter 6: What to do if one slips through
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About Cade Kamachi

Julie Ryan is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at George Washington University. Dr. Ryan began her career in the US Air Force as a signals intelligence officer after graduating from the Air Force Academy. She transitioned to civil service in the Defense Intelligence Agency as a military intelligence officer and later left government service to work in industry. Dr. Ryan's research interests lie in information security and information warfare. She has authored or co-authored scholarly articles in such journals as IEEE Security and Privacy IEEE Transactions on Computers. She is also the co-author of Defending your Digital Assets published by McGraw-Hill
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