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While you’re reading this, a hacker could be prying and spying his way into your company’s IT systems, sabotaging your operations, stealing confidential information, shutting down your Web site, or wreaking havoc in other diabolical ways. Hackers For Dummies helps you hack into a hacker’s mindset and take security precautions to help you avoid a hack attack. It outlines computer hacker tricks and techniques you can use to assess the security of your own information systems, find security vulnerabilities, and fix them before malicious and criminal hackers can exploit them. It covers:
With this guide you can develop and implement a comprehensive security assessment plan, get essential support from management, test your system for vulnerabilities, take countermeasures, and protect your network infrastructure. You discover how to beat hackers at their own game, with:
Ethical hacking helps you fight hacking with hacking, pinpoint security flaws within your systems, and implement countermeasures. Complete with tons of screen shots, step-by-step instructions for some countermeasures, and actual case studies from IT security professionals, this is an invaluable guide, whether you’re an Internet security professional, part of a penetration-testing team, or in charge of IT security for a large or small business.
Develop a plan to keep your information safe
Find out how to test your systems, plug the holes, and foil attackers
You'll find out how external hacker and rogue insider hacks happen, how to discover where your systems and network are weak, what you can do to strengthen your defenses, and how to prepare reports and recommendations to management.
Discover how to
Learn to identify vulnerabilities by securely hacking your own network.
About the Author
Kevin Beaver is a consultant who specializes in security assessments and incident response. He is a regular columnist and expert advisor for SearchSecurity.com and SearchMobileComputing.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Building the Foundation for Ethical Hacking.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethical Hacking.
Chapter 2: Cracking the Hacker Mindset.
Chapter 3: Developing Your Ethical Hacking Plan.
Chapter 4: Hacking Methodology.
Part II: Putting Ethical Hacking in Motion.
Chapter 5: Social Engineering.
Chapter 6: Physical Security.
Chapter 7: Passwords.
Part III: Network Hacking.
Chapter 8: War Dialing.
Chapter 9: Network Infrastructure.
Chapter 10: Wireless LANs.
Part IV: Operating System Hacking.
Chapter 11: Windows.
Chapter 12: Linux.
Chapter 13: Novell NetWare.
Part V: Application Hacking.
Chapter 14: Malware.
Chapter 15: Messaging Systems.
Chapter 16: Web Applications.
Part VI: Ethical Hacking Aftermath.
Chapter 17: Reporting Your Results.
Chapter 18: Plugging Security Holes.
Chapter 19: Managing Security Changes.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Getting Upper Management Buy-In.
Chapter 21: Ten Deadly Mistakes.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Tools and Resources.
Appendix B: About the Book Web Site.
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