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Network Security Assessment : Know Your Network (2ND 07 Edition)


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How secure is your network? The best way to find out is to attack it. Network Security Assessment provides you with the tricks and tools professional security consultants use to identify and assess risks in Internet-based networks-the same penetration testing model they use to secure government, military, and commercial networks. With this book, you can adopt, refine, and reuse this testing model to design and deploy networks that are hardened and immune from attack.

Network Security Assessment demonstrates how a determined attacker scours Internet-based networks in search of vulnerable components, from the network to the application level. This new edition is up-to-date on the latest hacking techniques, but rather than focus on individual issues, it looks at the bigger picture by grouping and analyzing threats at a high-level. By grouping threats in this way, you learn to create defensive strategies against entire attack categories, providing protection now and into the future.

Network Security Assessment helps you assess:

  • Web services, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, Tomcat, and subsystems such as OpenSSL, Microsoft FrontPage, and Outlook Web Access (OWA)

  • Web application technologies, including ASP, JSP, PHP, middleware, and backend databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft Windows networking components, including RPC, NetBIOS, and CIFS services

  • SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services

  • IP services that provide secure inbound network access, including IPsec, Microsoft PPTP, and SSL VPNs

  • Unix RPC services on Linux, Solaris, IRIX, and other platforms

  • Various types of application-level vulnerabilities that hacker tools and scripts exploit

Assessment is the first step any organization should take to start managing information risks correctly. With techniques to identify and assess risks in line with CESG CHECK and NSA IAM government standards, Network Security Assessment gives you a precise method to do just that.


This thorough and insightful guide covers security technologies by grouping and analyzing them at a higher level--from both an offensive and defensive standpoint--to help administrators design and deploy security assessment networks.

About the Author

Dr. Chris McNab (United Kingdom) is the author of "Endurance Techniques (SAS Training Manual)"; "Elite Forces Survival Guides"; "How to Pass the SAS Selection Course"; "Martial Arts for Special Forces"; and "Urban Survival".

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Network Security AssessmentChapter 2: Network Security Assessment PlatformChapter 3: Internet Host and Network EnumerationChapter 4: IP Network ScanningChapter 5: Assessing Remote Information ServicesChapter 6: Assessing Web ServersChapter 7: Assessing Web ApplicationsChapter 8: Assessing Remote Maintenance ServicesChapter 9: Assessing Database ServicesChapter 10: Assessing Windows Networking ServicesChapter 11: Assessing Email ServicesChapter 12: Assessing IP VPN ServicesChapter 13: Assessing Unix RPC ServicesChapter 14: Application-Level RisksChapter 15: Running NessusChapter 16: Exploitation FrameworksTCP, UDP Ports, and ICMP Message TypesSources of Vulnerability InformationExploit Framework ModulesColophon

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Mcnab, Chris
O'Reilly Media
McNab, Chris
Networking - General
Security - General
Computer networks -- Security measures.
Computers - Access control - Evaluation
Networking-Computer Security
FTP;Network Administration;Network Assessment;Proxy Services;Security;Security Assessment;VPN
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Second Edition
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9.19 x 7 x 1.09 in 1.62 lb

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Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Networking » Computer Security
Computers and Internet » Networking » General

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