Securing the Network from Malicious Code

Securing the Network from Malicious Code : A Complete Guide to Defending Against Viruses, Worms, and Trojans

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This book covers procedures and practices for everything from social engineering to effectively configuring an intrusion detection system. Author provides the benefit of his day-to-day practices as a security expert. Companion Website features several non-shareware products for effectively defending against malicious code.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 184 x 232 x 22mm | 557.92g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0764549588
  • 9780764549588

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Inoculate your network against the viruses, worms, and Trojans of today -and tomorrow
Virus writers are becoming craftier and more numerous every year, resulting in huge losses-in revenue, data, productivity, and reputation-for companies and organizations around the world. Going beyond the partial ?xes of today's off-the-shelf security solutions, this book delivers the hands-on strategies and tactics you need to foil malicious code-and protect the integrity of your network. Drawing on his day-to-day networking experience, security expert Douglas Schweitzer describes the threats-both current and projected-and offers detailed, practical advice for securing BIOS, boot sequences, e-mail, instant messaging, Web servers, and more. It's all you need to lock out viruses-and lock down security for your network.
You'll learn how to:
* Understand the threat virus writers and hackers pose
* Get a handle on various types of malicious code
* Protect BIOS, booting, ?le systems, memory, and other basics
* Secure e-mail, browsers, and ?le sharing
* Eliminate virus threats to instant messaging
* Mobilize staff against the threat of viruses and social engineering
* Strengthen ?rewalls, intrusion detection, and data recovery
* Defend against server-side exploits
* Prepare for cyberterrorism and the viruses of the future
The companion Web site contains multiple links to security software solutions.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Threat Analysis. Chapter 1: Threats Posed by Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses. Chapter 2: Virus Writers and Hackers: Architects of Digital Disease. Chapter 3: Other Digital Threats to Your Organization. Chapter 4: Types of Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Malicious Code. Part II: Applied Tactics for Malicious Code Defense. Chapter 5: Fundamentals Needed for Digital Security. Chapter 6: Networking and Internet Essentials. Chapter 7: Internet Relay Chat (IRC), I--Seek--You (ICQ), Web Page Chat, and Instant Messaging. Chapter 8: Defending Your Company's Network Using Human Resources. Chapter 9: Hardware and Software Protective Measures. Chapter 10: Server--Side Exploits. Part III: Looking Ahead. Chapter 11: Cyberterrorism and Hacktivism--New Millennium, New Threats. Chapter 12: Cyberforensics and the Future of Virus Warfare. Appendix A: What's on the Web Site. Appendix B: Cybercrime before Congress. Appendix C: It's Not Just Fun and "War Games"--Juveniles and Computer Crime. Appendix D: National Infrastructure Protection Center Statement on Cybersecurity Appendix E: National Infrastructure Protection Center Statement on Cybercrime. Appendix F: Glossary--Worm Words and Virus Vocabulary. Index.
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About Douglas Schweitzer

Douglas Schweitzer, A+, Network+, i--Net+, CCNA, CIW, Brainbench Internet Security CertiTed, is vice--president at an actuarial consulting Trm, where he is responsible for network security and design. He is also the author of Internet Security Made Easy.
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