Hacking the Hacker

Hacking the Hacker : Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

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Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology. Dorothy Denning discusses advanced persistent threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, Bill Cheswick talks about firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks about hacking cars, and other cybersecurity experts from around the world detail the threats, their defenses, and the tools and techniques they use to thwart the most advanced criminals history has ever seen. Light on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this book is designed to be an introduction to the field; final chapters include a guide for parents of young hackers, as well as the Code of Ethical Hacking to help you start your own journey to the top.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure. * Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is * Read the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts * Learn how hackers do what they do no technical expertise necessary * Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 157 x 228 x 15mm | 438g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119396212
  • 9781119396215
  • 457,988

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Day after day, whitehats meet blackhats on the field of cyberspace, battling for control of the technology that powers our world. Ethical hackers--whitehats--are among the most brilliant and resourceful of technology experts, constantly developing new ways to stay one step ahead of those who would hijack our data and systems for personal gain.

In these pages, you're going to meet some of the unsung heroes who protect us all from the Dark Side. You'll discover why they chose this field, the areas in which they excel, and their most notable accomplishments. You'll also get a brief overview of the many different types of cyberattacks they battle.

If the world of ethical hacking intrigues you, here's where to start exploring. You'll hear from: Bruce Schneier, America's leading cyber-security expert Kevin Mitnick, master of social engineering Dr. Dorothy E. Denning, specialist in intrusion detection Mark Russinovich, Azure Cloud CTO Dr. Charlie Miller, leader in thwarting car hacks

... and many more
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Table of contents

Foreword xxxi Introduction xxxiii 1 What Type of Hacker Are You? 1 2 How Hackers Hack 9 3 Profile: Bruce Schneier 23 4 Social Engineering 27 5 Profile: Kevin Mitnick 33 6 Software Vulnerabilities 39 7 Profile: Michael Howard 45 8 Profile: Gary McGraw 51 9 Malware 55 10 Profile: Susan Bradley 61 11 Profile: Mark Russinovich 65 12 Cryptography 69 13 Profile: Martin Hellman 75 14 Intrusion Detection/APTs 81 15 Profile: Dr. Dorothy E. Denning 87 16 Profile: Michael Dubinsky 91 17 Firewalls 95 18 Profile: William Cheswick 101 19 Honeypots 107 20 Profile: Lance Spitzner 111 21 Password Hacking 115 22 Profile: Dr. Cormac Herley 123 23 Wireless Hacking 127 24 Profile: Thomas d Otreppe de Bouvette 133 25 Penetration Testing 137 26 Profile: Aaron Higbee 147 27 Profile: Benild Joseph 151 28 DDoS Attacks 155 29 Profile: Brian Krebs 161 30 Secure OS 165 31 Profile: Joanna Rutkowska 171 32 Profile: Aaron Margosis 175 33 Network Attacks 181 34 Profile: Laura Chappell 185 35 IoT Hacking 189 36 Profile: Dr. Charlie Miller 193 37 Policy and Strategy 201 38 Profile: Jing de Jong-Chen 205 39 Threat Modeling 211 40 Profile: Adam Shostack 217 41 Computer Security Education 221 42 Profile: Stephen Northcutt 227 43 Privacy 231 44 Profile: Eva Galperin 235 45 Patching 239 46 Profile: Window Snyder 245 47 Writing as a Career 249 48 Profile: Fahmida Y. Rashid 259 49 Guide for Parents with Young Hackers 263 50 Hacker Code of Ethics 271 Index 275
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About Roger A. Grimes

ROGER A. GRIMES has worked in the field of computer security for over 27 years. As a professional penetration tester, he successfully broke into every company he was hired to hack within an hour, with a single exception that took three hours. He consults worldwide and has been the InfoWorld magazine (www.infoworld.com) computer security columnist since 2005. (ISC)2 books published by Wiley provide aspiring and experienced cybersecurity professionals with unique insights and advice for delivering on (ISC)2's vision of inspiring a safe and secure world.
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