Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World


Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608891
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now. Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers—from home thermostats to chemical plants—are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world. As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways. All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and best-selling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality. After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities. From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things, to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight, to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing.

Economics of Information Security and Privacy III


Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461419816
Category: Computers
Page: 283
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The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders, identified market failures dogging Internet security, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. Current contributions build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools to not only understand threats, but also strengthen security through novel evaluations of available solutions. Economics of Information Security and Privacy III addresses the following questions: how should information risk be modeled given the constraints of rare incidence and high interdependence; how do individuals' and organizations' perceptions of privacy and security color their decision making; how can we move towards a more secure information infrastructure and code base while accounting for the incentives of stakeholders?

Security Patch Management


Author: Felicia M. Nicastro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439825009
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 284
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Although the patch management process is neither exceedingly technical nor extremely complicated, it is still perceived as a complex issue that’s often left to the last minute or resolved with products that automate the task. Effective patch management is not about technology; it’s about having a formal process in place that can deploy patches to vulnerable systems quickly. Helping you figure out exactly what to patch and which patches to use, Security Patch Management provides detailed guidance through the process of creating and implementing an effective and efficient patch management process. It uses a format that is easy-to-understand and applicable regardless of the operating system, network device, or patch deployment tool. The author illustrates the proper implementation of patches on devices and systems within various infrastructures to provide the insight required to: Design your own patch release process and keep it action ready Test the effectiveness of your patches Keep up with the latest patch releases Prioritize the vulnerabilities that need to be addressed Apply patches quickly and without draining essential network resources This book supplies the tools and guidelines you need to stay one step ahead of the exploits on the horizon. It will help you establish a patch management process that not only protects your organization against zero-day attacks, but also helps you become more proactive when it comes to this critical facet of information security.

Directors' Dealings and Insider Trading in Germany

An Empirical Analysis
Author: Patrick Ams
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631603918
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 175
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Directors' Dealings and Insider Trading are well-known patrons to both, the academic literature and the financial press. While directors' dealings have been regulated in the US and many other countries, the German legislator tightened only a few years ago trading rules for insiders and imposed in July 2002 a notification requirement for directors' dealings. The author addresses directors' dealings and insider trading in Germany from different perspectives. He starts out with a short-term analysis tying in with previous research on the German market and follows with an in-depth long-term analysis. He closes with an ordered-probit model analyzing the relationship between corporate actions and directors' dealings.

Schneier on Security


Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470505621
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System


Author: Committee on Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electrical Transmission and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309114047
Category: Political Science
Page: 146
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The electric power delivery system that carries electricity from large central generators to customers could be severely damaged by a small number of well-informed attackers. The system is inherently vulnerable because transmission lines may span hundreds of miles, and many key facilities are unguarded. This vulnerability is exacerbated by the fact that the power grid, most of which was originally designed to meet the needs of individual vertically integrated utilities, is being used to move power between regions to support the needs of competitive markets for power generation. Primarily because of ambiguities introduced as a result of recent restricting the of the industry and cost pressures from consumers and regulators, investment to strengthen and upgrade the grid has lagged, with the result that many parts of the bulk high-voltage system are heavily stressed. Electric systems are not designed to withstand or quickly recover from damage inflicted simultaneously on multiple components. Such an attack could be carried out by knowledgeable attackers with little risk of detection or interdiction. Further well-planned and coordinated attacks by terrorists could leave the electric power system in a large region of the country at least partially disabled for a very long time. Although there are many examples of terrorist and military attacks on power systems elsewhere in the world, at the time of this study international terrorists have shown limited interest in attacking the U.S. power grid. However, that should not be a basis for complacency. Because all parts of the economy, as well as human health and welfare, depend on electricity, the results could be devastating. Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System focuses on measures that could make the power delivery system less vulnerable to attacks, restore power faster after an attack, and make critical services less vulnerable while the delivery of conventional electric power has been disrupted.

Finding and Fixing Vulnerabilities in Information Systems

The Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Methodology
Author: Philip S. Anton,Robert H. Anderson,Richard Mesic,Michael Scheiern
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833035991
Category: Transportation
Page: 143
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Understanding an organization's reliance on information systems and how to mitigate the vulnerabilities of these systems can be an intimidating challenge--especially when considering less well-known weaknesses or even unknown vulnerabilities that have not yet been exploited. The authors introduce the Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation methodology, a six-step process that uses a top-down approach to protect against future threats and system failures while mitigating current and past threats and weaknesses.

Secure Programming with Static Analysis


Author: Brian Chess,Jacob West
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132702027
Category: Computers
Page: 624
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The First Expert Guide to Static Analysis for Software Security! Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know that their code will be safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis gives users the ability to review their work with a fine-toothed comb and uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to security vulnerabilities. Now, there’s a complete guide to static analysis: how it works, how to integrate it into the software development processes, and how to make the most of it during security code review. Static analysis experts Brian Chess and Jacob West look at the most common types of security defects that occur today. They illustrate main points using Java and C code examples taken from real-world security incidents, showing how coding errors are exploited, how they could have been prevented, and how static analysis can rapidly uncover similar mistakes. This book is for everyone concerned with building more secure software: developers, security engineers, analysts, and testers.

Computer and Information Security Handbook


Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128039299
Category: Computers
Page: 1280
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Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements. With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries. Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more. Written by leaders in the field Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the latest security technologies, issues, and best practices Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions

Building Secure Servers with Linux


Author: Michael D. Bauer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596002176
Category: Computers
Page: 430
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Linux consistently turns up high in the list of popular Internet servers, whether it's for the Web, anonymous FTP, or general services like DNS and routing mail. But security is uppermost on the mind of anyone providing such a service. Any server experiences casual probe attempts dozens of time a day, and serious break-in attempts with some frequency as well. As the cost of broadband and other high-speed Internet connectivity has gone down, and its availability has increased, more Linux users are providing or considering providing Internet services such as HTTP, Anonymous FTP, etc., to the world at large. At the same time, some important, powerful, and popular Open Source tools have emerged and rapidly matured--some of which rival expensive commercial equivalents--making Linux a particularly appropriate platform for providing secure Internet services. Building Secure Servers with Linuxwill help you master the principles of reliable system and network security by combining practical advice with a firm knowledge of the technical tools needed to ensure security. The book focuses on the most common use of Linux--as a hub offering services to an organization or the larger Internet--and shows readers how to harden their hosts against attacks. Author Mick Bauer, a security consultant, network architect, and lead author of the popular Paranoid Penguin column in Linux Journal, carefully outlines the security risks, defines precautions that can minimize those risks, and offers recipes for robust security. The book does not cover firewalls, but covers the more common situation where an organization protects its hub using other systems as firewalls, often proprietary firewalls. The book includes: Precise directions for securing common services, including the Web, mail, DNS, and file transfer. Ancillary tasks, such as hardening Linux, using SSH and certificates for tunneling, and using iptables for firewalling. Basic installation of intrusion detection tools. Writing for Linux users with little security expertise, the author explains security concepts and techniques in clear language, beginning with the fundamentals.Building Secure Servers with Linuxprovides a unique balance of "big picture" principles that transcend specific software packages and version numbers, and very clear procedures on securing some of those software packages. An all-inclusive resource for Linux users who wish to harden their systems, the book covers general security as well as key services such as DNS, the Apache Web server, mail, file transfer, and secure shell. With this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to ensure robust security of your Linux system.

Data And Computer Security

A Dictionary Of Terms And Concepts
Author: Dennis Longley,Michael Shain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349111708
Category: Computers
Page: 428
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Security for Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures


Author: Elisa Bertino,Lorenzo Martino,Federica Paci,Anna Squicciarini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540877428
Category: Computers
Page: 226
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Web services technologies are advancing fast and being extensively deployed in many di?erent application environments. Web services based on the eXt- sible Markup Language (XML), the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), andrelatedstandards,anddeployedinService-OrientedArchitectures(SOAs) are the key to Web-based interoperability for applications within and across organizations. Furthermore, they are making it possible to deploy appli- tions that can be directly used by people, and thus making the Web a rich and powerful social interaction medium. The term Web 2.0 has been coined to embrace all those new collaborative applications and to indicate a new, “social” approach to generating and distributing Web content, characterized by open communication, decentralization of authority, and freedom to share and reuse. For Web services technologies to hold their promise, it is crucial that - curity of services and their interactions with users be assured. Con?dentiality, integrity,availability,anddigitalidentitymanagementareallrequired.People need to be assured that their interactions with services over the Web are kept con?dential and the privacy of their personal information is preserved. People need to be sure that information they use for looking up and selecting s- vicesiscorrectanditsintegrityisassured.Peoplewantservicestobeavailable when needed. They also require interactions to be convenient and person- ized, in addition to being private. Addressing these requirements, especially when dealing with open distributed applications, is a formidable challenge.

SMS 2003 Administrator's Reference

Systems Management Server 2003
Author: Ron D. Crumbaker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470119454
Category: Computers
Page: 346
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Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is Microsoft's centralized administration tool that IT departments use to remotely deploy applications, apply security patches, and provide IT hardware and software inventory management and asset control Each chapter features a task and an outline for what is to be accomplished, along with the functionality that is required, the tools or scripts that are necessary, and the ideal results A common environment is presented throughout the text to allow readers to become familiar with it as they advance through the chapters Featured tasks include standardizing and replicating site settings, hardware and software inventory, software metering, reporting software updates, and troubleshooting

Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hackers Handbook, 3rd Edition


Author: Allen Harper,Shon Harris,Jonathan Ness,Chris Eagle,Gideon Lenkey,Terron Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071742565
Category: Computers
Page: 720
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THE LATEST STRATEGIES FOR UNCOVERING TODAY'S MOST DEVASTATING ATTACKS Thwart malicious network intrusion by using cutting-edge techniques for finding and fixing security flaws. Fully updated and expanded with nine new chapters, Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Third Edition details the most recent vulnerabilities and remedies along with legal disclosure methods. Learn from the experts how hackers target systems, defeat production schemes, write malicious code, and exploit flaws in Windows and Linux systems. Malware analysis, penetration testing, SCADA, VoIP, and Web security are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Develop and launch exploits using BackTrack and Metasploit Employ physical, social engineering, and insider attack techniques Build Perl, Python, and Ruby scripts that initiate stack buffer overflows Understand and prevent malicious content in Adobe, Office, and multimedia files Detect and block client-side, Web server, VoIP, and SCADA attacks Reverse engineer, fuzz, and decompile Windows and Linux software Develop SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and forgery exploits Trap malware and rootkits using honeypots and SandBoxes

Information Systems Security

Facing the information society of the 21st century
Author: Sokratis Katsikas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1504129199
Category: Computers
Page: 501
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This book presents a state-of-the-art review of current perspectives in information systems security in view of the information society of the 21st century. It will be essential reading for information technology security specialists, computer professionals, EDP managers, EDP auditors, managers, researchers and students working on the subject.

Modsecurity Handbook


Author: Ivan Ristic
Publisher: Feisty Duck
ISBN: 1907117024
Category: Computers
Page: 340
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ModSecurity Handbook is the definitive guide to ModSecurity, a popular open source web application firewall. Written by Ivan Ristic, who designed and wrote much of ModSecurity, this book will teach you everything you need to know to monitor the activity on your web sites and protect them from attack. Situated between your web sites and the world, web application firewalls provide an additional security layer, monitoring everything that comes in and everything that goes out. They enable you to perform many advanced activities, such as real-time application security monitoring, access control, virtual patching, HTTP traffic logging, continuous passive security assessment, and web application hardening. They can be very effective in preventing application security attacks, such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, remote file inclusion, and others. Considering that most web sites today suffer from one problem or another, ModSecurity Handbook will help anyone who has a web site to run. The topics covered include: - Installation and configuration of ModSecurity - Logging of complete HTTP traffic - Rule writing, in detail - IP address, session, and user tracking - Session management hardening - Whitelisting, blacklisting, and IP reputation management - Advanced blocking strategies - Integration with other Apache modules - Working with rule sets - Virtual patching - Performance considerations - Content injection - XML inspection - Writing rules in Lua - Extending ModSecurity in C The book is suitable for all reader levels: it contains step-by-step installation and configuration instructions for those just starting out, as well as detailed explanations of the internals and discussion of advanced techniques for seasoned users. The official ModSecurity Reference Manual is included in the second part of the book. A digital version is available. For more information and to access the online companion, go to www.modsecurityhandbook.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ivan Ristic is a respected security expert and author, known especially for his contribution to the web application firewall field and the development of ModSecurity, the open source web application firewall. He is also the author of Apache Security, a comprehensive security guide for the Apache web server. A frequent speaker at computer security conferences, Ivan is an active participant in the application security community, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project, and an officer of the Web Application Security Consortium.

Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering


Author: Martin P. Robillard,Walid Maalej,Robert J Walker,Thomas Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 3642451357
Category: Computers
Page: 562
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With the growth of public and private data stores and the emergence of off-the-shelf data-mining technology, recommendation systems have emerged that specifically address the unique challenges of navigating and interpreting software engineering data. This book collects, structures and formalizes knowledge on recommendation systems in software engineering. It adopts a pragmatic approach with an explicit focus on system design, implementation, and evaluation. The book is divided into three parts: “Part I – Techniques” introduces basics for building recommenders in software engineering, including techniques for collecting and processing software engineering data, but also for presenting recommendations to users as part of their workflow. “Part II – Evaluation” summarizes methods and experimental designs for evaluating recommendations in software engineering. “Part III – Applications” describes needs, issues and solution concepts involved in entire recommendation systems for specific software engineering tasks, focusing on the engineering insights required to make effective recommendations. The book is complemented by the webpage rsse.org/book, which includes free supplemental materials for readers of this book and anyone interested in recommendation systems in software engineering, including lecture slides, data sets, source code, and an overview of people, groups, papers and tools with regard to recommendation systems in software engineering. The book is particularly well-suited for graduate students and researchers building new recommendation systems for software engineering applications or in other high-tech fields. It may also serve as the basis for graduate courses on recommendation systems, applied data mining or software engineering. Software engineering practitioners developing recommendation systems or similar applications with predictive functionality will also benefit from the broad spectrum of topics covered.

Vulnerability Management


Author: Park Foreman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439801512
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 347
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As old as the threat of danger itself, vulnerability management (VM) has been the responsibility of leaders in every human organization, from tribes and fiefdoms right up through modern multinationals. Today, the focus of vulnerability management is still on infrastructure, but as knowledge is power and the lifeblood of any organization is its capacity for quick system-wide response, current emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining the integrity of IT applications, so critical to the real and the virtual infrastructure and productivity of any community or business entity. Written by international security consultant Park Foreman, Vulnerability Management demonstrates a proactive approach. Illustrated with examples drawn from more than two decades of multinational experience, Foreman demonstrates how much easier it is to manage potential weaknesses, than to clean up after a violation. Covering the diverse realms that chief officers need to know and the specifics applicable to singular areas of departmental responsibility, he provides both the strategic vision and action steps needed to prevent the exploitation of IT security gaps, especially those that are inherent in a larger organization. Providing a fundamental understanding of technology risks from an interloper’s perspective, this efficiently organized work: Offers the guidance you need to develop and personalize your own VM management program Goes far beyond the obvious to cover those areas often neglected, as well as those that are actually less secure than they might appear Demonstrates a host of proven methods to assess and reduce the potential for exploitation from within and without Provides detailed checklists used by the author Throughout history, the best leaders not only responded to manifested threats but anticipated and prepared for potential ones that might overtly or insidiously compromise infrastructure and the capacity for productivity. Great vulnerability management is often hard to quantify, as the best measure of its success is that which never happens.

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security


Author: Kim
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284128237
Category: Medical
Page: 548
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Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transition to a digital world. Part 2 presents a high level overview of the Security+ Exam and provides students with information as they move toward this certification.