The sophisticated methods used in recent high-profile cyber incidents have driven many to need to understand how such security issues work. Demystifying the complexity often associated with information assurance, Cyber Security Essentials provides a clear understanding of the concepts behind prevalent threats, tactics, and procedures. To accomplish this, the team of security professionals from VeriSign’s iDefense® Security Intelligence Services supply an extensive review of the computer security landscape. Although the text is accessible to those new to cyber security, its comprehensive nature makes it ideal for experts who need to explain how computer security works to non-technical staff. Providing a fundamental understanding of the theory behind the key issues impacting cyber security, the book: Covers attacker methods and motivations, exploitation trends, malicious code techniques, and the latest threat vectors Addresses more than 75 key security concepts in a series of concise, well-illustrated summaries designed for most levels of technical understanding Supplies actionable advice for the mitigation of threats Breaks down the code used to write exploits into understandable diagrams This book is not about the latest attack trends or botnets. It’s about the reasons why these problems continue to plague us. By better understanding the logic presented in these pages, readers will be prepared to transition to a career in the growing field of cyber security and enable proactive responses to the threats and attacks on the horizon.
An accessible introduction to cybersecurity concepts and practices Cybersecurity Essentials provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, with expert coverage of essential topics required for entry-level cybersecurity certifications. An effective defense consists of four distinct challenges: securing the infrastructure, securing devices, securing local networks, and securing the perimeter. Overcoming these challenges requires a detailed understanding of the concepts and practices within each realm. This book covers each challenge individually for greater depth of information, with real-world scenarios that show what vulnerabilities look like in everyday computing scenarios. Each part concludes with a summary of key concepts, review questions, and hands-on exercises, allowing you to test your understanding while exercising your new critical skills. Cybersecurity jobs range from basic configuration to advanced systems analysis and defense assessment. This book provides the foundational information you need to understand the basics of the field, identify your place within it, and start down the security certification path. Learn security and surveillance fundamentals Secure and protect remote access and devices Understand network topologies, protocols, and strategies Identify threats and mount an effective defense Cybersecurity Essentials gives you the building blocks for an entry level security certification and provides a foundation of cybersecurity knowledge
This paper examines the phenomenon of cybercrime, as a serious hazard of new, digital society. Different forms of cybercrime are described, accompanied with up-to-date statistical data. Focus is put on available international legal framework as well as on the major institutional bodies - state or non-governmental - aimed to achieve security in cyberspace. The authors also attempt to evaluate the costs of particular cyber, criminal activities whereas basic ethical issues regarding piracy are also examined. Finally, this work end with the study case elaborating the cyber issue in the Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).
This book introduces readers to the tools needed to protect IT resources and communicate with security specialists when there is a security problem. The book covers a wide range of security topics including Cryptographic Technologies, Network Security, Security Management, Information Assurance, Security Applications, Computer Security, Hardware Security, and Biometrics and Forensics. It introduces the concepts, techniques, methods, approaches, and trends needed by security specialists to improve their security skills and capabilities. Further, it provides a glimpse into future directions where security techniques, policies, applications, and theories are headed. The book represents a collection of carefully selected and reviewed chapters written by diverse security experts in the listed fields and edited by prominent security researchers.
Study Guide & Workbook - Volume 1 - Second Edition
Author: Bob Monroe
Young people today are expected to use technology safely but don't have the knowledge or skills to really do that. This compact guide is the first step to giving them the cybersecurity awareness and know-how they really need.Learn and reinforce essential security skills quickly with this straight-forward guide designed to speed learning and information retention. With clear explanations, stories, and interesting exercises from hacking to security analysis you will quickly grasp and use important security techniques.As a textbook, workbook, and study guide for both directed and self-learning, this is the ultimate textbook for cybersecurity awareness and skill-building designed for all high school and college students. More than just cybersecurity, each chapter contains lessons to strengthen resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy in the student. Ideal for any classroom or home-schooling. It is based on the open source Hacker Highschool project and expanded to provide for a wide range of technology skill levels. The guide uses research from the Open Source Security Testing Methodology (OSSTMM) to assure this is the newest security research and concepts.
Study Guide & Workbook - Volume 1 - Second Edition
Author: Pete Herzog
Young people today are expected to use technology safely but don't have the knowledge or skills to really do that. This compact guide is the first step to giving them the cybersecurity awareness and know-how they really need. Learn and reinforce essential security skills quickly with this straight-forward guide designed to speed learning and information retention. With clear explanations, stories, and interesting exercises from hacking to security analysis you will quickly grasp and use important security techniques. As a textbook, workbook, and study guide for both directed and self-learning, this is the ultimate textbook for cybersecurity awareness and skill-building designed for all high school and college students. More than just cybersecurity, each chapter contains lessons to strengthen resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy in the student. Ideal for any classroom or home-schooling. It is based on the open source Hacker Highschool project and expanded to provide for a wide range of technology skill levels. The guide uses research from the Open Source Security Testing Methodology (OSSTMM) to assure this is the newest security research and concepts.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SECURE LINUX SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, APPLICATIONS, AND DATA–IN ONE BOOK From the basics to advanced techniques: no Linux security experience necessary Realistic examples & step-by-step activities: practice hands-on without costly equipment The perfect introduction to Linux-based security for all students and IT professionals Linux distributions are widely used to support mission-critical applications and manage crucial data. But safeguarding modern Linux systems is complex, and many Linux books have inadequate or outdated security coverage. Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity is your complete solution. Leading Linux certification and security experts William “Bo” Rothwell and Dr. Denise Kinsey introduce Linux with the primary goal of enforcing and troubleshooting security. Their practical approach will help you protect systems, even if one or more layers are penetrated. First, you’ll learn how to install Linux to achieve optimal security upfront, even if you have no Linux experience. Next, you’ll master best practices for securely administering accounts, devices, services, processes, data, and networks. Then, you’ll master powerful tools and automated scripting techniques for footprinting, penetration testing, threat detection, logging, auditing, software management, and more. To help you earn certification and demonstrate skills, this guide covers many key topics on CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 exams. Everything is organized clearly and logically for easy understanding, effective classroom use, and rapid on-the-job training. LEARN HOW TO: Review Linux operating system components from the standpoint of security Master key commands, tools, and skills for securing Linux systems Troubleshoot common Linux security problems, one step at a time Protect user and group accounts with Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), SELinux, passwords, and policies Safeguard files and directories with permissions and attributes Create, manage, and protect storage devices: both local and networked Automate system security 24/7 by writing and scheduling scripts Maintain network services, encrypt network connections, and secure network-accessible processes Examine which processes are running–and which may represent a threat Use system logs to pinpoint potential vulnerabilities Keep Linux up-to-date with Red Hat or Debian software management tools Modify boot processes to harden security Master advanced techniques for gathering system information
This lab manual accompanies the textbook Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, which teaches people how to use Linux systems and ensures that the Linux systems they work on are as secure as possible. To really become a Linux cybersecurity expert, you need practice. In this book, there are three different types of labs to practice your skills: Labs in which you are presented with a short problem that requires only a single operation to complete. Labs that are more complex but in which we provide you with a guide to perform each step, one at a time. Scenario labs in which you are asked to solve a problem entirely on your own. These labs are designed to pose a greater challenge. No matter the type, these labs are designed to be performed on live Linux systems to give you hands-on practice and develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments In Effective Cybersecurity, William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources. Effective Cybersecurity aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature. • Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices • Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics • Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance • Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC) • Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage • Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP • Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication • Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.
Today, the Internet has become a source of information that no country or company can forgo. It is not only used to communicate or entertain, but most importantly to operate utilities and public services such as banking or air traffic. As the reliance on computer networks across societies and economies keeps growing, so do security risks in cyberspace - referred to as "cybersecurity." Cybersecurity means protecting information and control systems from those who seek to compromise them. It also involves actors, both malicious or protective, policies and their societal consequences. This collection of essays provides a better understanding of the risks, perceptions, and myths that surround cybersecurity by looking at it from three different levels of analysis: the sovereign state, the infrastructure and stakeholders of the Internet, and the individual. The essays explore such issues as information ownership, censorship, cyberwars, cyberterrorism, privacy, and rebellion, bringing together expert knowledge from computer science and the social sciences with case studies. It reviews existing policies and practices and discusses the threats and benefits of living in an increasingly networked world. This authoritative analysis of one of the most controversial and compelling security debates of the twenty-first century will appeal to scholars and practitioners interested in security, international relations and policymaking.