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How to Cheat at Securing Your Network (How to Cheat)by Ido Dubrawsky
Synopses & Reviews
Most System Administrators are not security specialists. Keeping the network secure is one of many responsibilities, and it is usually not a priority until disaster strikes. How to Cheat at Securing Your Network is the perfect book for this audience. The book takes the huge amount of information available on network security and distils it into concise recommendations and instructions, using real-world, step-by-step instruction.
The latest addition to the bestselling "How to Cheat..." series of IT handbooks, this book clearly identifies the primary vulnerabilities of most computer networks, including user access, remote access, messaging, wireless hacking, media, email threats, storage devices, and web applications. Solutions are provided for each type of threat, with emphasis on intrusion detection, prevention, and disaster recovery.
• Get an Introduction to AAA
See how AAA is made up of three distinct but interdependent parts: access control, authentication, and auditing.
• Understand the Types of Attacks
Learn about active attacks: network-based, application-based, and mixed threat, as well as passive attacks, password attacks, and code attacks.
• Address Remote Access Problems
Technologies such as RAS servers, NAS, VPN, authentication servers like RADIUS, TACACS, and TACACS+, and others were designed to address the RAS problems.
• Review Wireless Technologies
Understand WAP and IEEE 802/11 WLAN wireless security methods.
• Web Servers are Critical Network Components
Make sure that they are as safe as possible and know the issues regarding Web services.
• Know the Differences Between Device-Based and Media-Based Security
See how wireless, modems, RAS, PBXs, and VPNs allow remote access to a computer or network.
• See the Concepts and Processes of OS and NOS Hardening
Track, evaluate, and install the appropriate OS patches, updates, service packs, and hotfixes in your system environment.
• Understand the Basics of Cryptography
See how confidentiality, integrity, and authentication will help you.
• See the Components of a PKI System
Lean how CAs maintain and issue digital certificates, RAs handle the verification process, and more.
About the Author
Ido Dubrawsky (CISSP, CCNA, CCDA) is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft’s Communication Sector North America, a division of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group. Prior to working at Microsoft, Ido was the acting Security Consulting Practice Lead at AT&T’s Callisma subsidiary and a Senior Security Consultant. Before joining AT&T, Ido was a Network Security Architect for Cisco Systems, Inc., SAFE Architecture Team. He has worked in the systems and network administration field for almost 20 years in a variety of environments from government to academia to private enterprise. He has a wide range of experience in various networks, from small to large and relatively simple to complex. Ido is the primary author of three major SAFE white papers and has written, and spoken, extensively on security topics. He is a regular contributor to the SecurityFocus website on a variety of topics covering security issues. Previously, he worked in Cisco Systems, Inc. Secure Consulting Group, providing network security posture assessments and consulting services for a wide range of clients. In addition to providing penetration-testing consultation, he also conducted security architecture reviews and policy and process reviews. He holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft’s Communication Sector North America, a division of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group
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