Stiennon on Security is a collection of over 100 essays written by Richard Stiennon between 2010 and 2020. They origianlly appeared in what are now heavily encumbered online media that are so plastered with ads, pop-ups, and videos, that it makes reading difficult. Reading these in book form gives you an opportunity to review the last ten years of developments in the cybersecurity world without distraction. Stiennon has covered the cybersecurity industry from attacks to cyber warfare, to cyber policy, for twenty years. In this first book in a series makes much of his thoughts available in one place. It is a valuable collection for the student of cybersecurity history as well as those who want to reflect on the past.
The classic and authoritative reference in the field of computer security, now completely updated and revised With the continued presence of large-scale computers; the proliferation of desktop, laptop, and handheld computers; and the vast international networks that interconnect them, the nature and extent of threats to computer security have grown enormously. Now in its fifth edition, Computer Security Handbook continues to provide authoritative guidance to identify and to eliminate these threats where possible, as well as to lessen any losses attributable to them. With seventy-seven chapters contributed by a panel of renowned industry professionals, the new edition has increased coverage in both breadth and depth of all ten domains of the Common Body of Knowledge defined by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Of the seventy-seven chapters in the fifth edition, twenty-five chapters are completely new, including: 1. Hardware Elements of Security 2. Fundamentals of Cryptography and Steganography 3. Mathematical models of information security 4. Insider threats 5. Social engineering and low-tech attacks 6. Spam, phishing, and Trojans: attacks meant to fool 7. Biometric authentication 8. VPNs and secure remote access 9. Securing Peer2Peer, IM, SMS, and collaboration tools 10. U.S. legal and regulatory security issues, such as GLBA and SOX Whether you are in charge of many computers or just one important one, there are immediate steps you can take to safeguard your computer system and its contents. Computer Security Handbook, Fifth Edition equips you to protect the information and networks that are vital to your organization.
Introduction to US Cybersecurity Careers is a concise introduction to the world of cybersecurity and the career opportunities therein. This book provides a basic rundown of industry sectors, roles, and places to search for job opportunities within the US cybersecurity industry. Within this book is vital information for anyone trying to get into the industry - basic knowledge for those looking to start training for a career, tips on networking and resume-building in a fast-evolving and nontraditional sector, and advice on how to get your foot in the door and become recognized in your field. This book is designed to help those who are just starting out in cybersecurity and those who have training and knowledge and want to get into the industry. Introduction to US Cybersecurity Careers is your first-stop reference for everything you need to know to start your journey. Learn the basics of the digital security industry Get tips on creating an effective resume and making contacts within the industry Figure out the best certifications to pursue and what qualifications will get you your ideal career
This timely handbook traces the development of cyber capabilities from their roots in information warfare and cryptology to their potential military application in combat. • Incorporates expertise from diverse viewpoints from the military, government agencies, industry, and academia • Provides an informative timeline of key events in the development of cyber warfare capabilities • Highlights the most prominent and effective cyber attacks in history as well as legal attempts to curb them
This book examines in depth the major recent cyber attacks that have taken place around the world, discusses the implications of such attacks, and offers solutions to the vulnerabilities that made these attacks possible. Through investigations of the most significant and damaging cyber attacks, the author introduces the reader to cyberwar, outlines an effective defense against cyber threats, and explains how to prepare for future attacks.
Super hacker Yvonne Tran, part of a secret government agency called CyberCom, is brought in to investigate a malicious network attack that caused the deaths of eight innocent people. She and her team follow the trail to Hong Kong and Afghanistan, and they must pinpoint the source before the next attack, which has the potential to kill hundreds of US citizens.
Computer Security in the 21st Century shares some of the emerging important research trends reflected in recent advances in computer security, including: security protocol design, secure peer-to-peer and ad hoc networks, multimedia security, and intrusion detection, defense and measurement. Highlights include presentations of : - Fundamental new security - Cryptographic protocols and design, - A new way of measuring network vulnerability: attack surfaces, - Network vulnerability and building impenetrable systems, - Multimedia content protection including a new standard for photographic images, JPEG2000. Researchers and computer security developers will find in this book interesting and useful insights into building computer systems that protect against computer worms, computer viruses, and other related concerns.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post proceedings of the International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2004, held in Busan, Korea, in February 2004. The 104 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on mobile Internet and ubiquitous computing; QoS, measurement and performance analysis; high-speed network technologies; next generation Internet architecture; security; and Internet applications.
This book offers an introduction to Information Technology with regard to peace, conflict, and security research, a topic that it approaches from natural science, technical and computer science perspectives. Following an initial review of the fundamental roles of IT in connection with peace, conflict and security, the contributing authors address the rise of cyber conflicts via information warfare, cyber espionage, cyber defence and Darknets. The book subsequently explores recent examples of cyber warfare, including: • The Stuxnet attack on Iran’s uranium refining capability • The hacking of the German Federal Parliament’s internal communication system • The Wannacry malware campaign, which used software stolen from a US security agency to launch ransomware attacks worldwide The book then introduces readers to the concept of cyber peace, including a discussion of confidence and security-building measures. A section on Cyber Arms Control draws comparisons to global efforts to control chemical warfare, to reduce the risk of nuclear war, and to prevent the militarization of space. Additional topics include the security of critical information infrastructures, and cultural violence and peace in social media. The book concludes with an outlook on the future role of IT in peace and security. Information Technology for Peace and Security breaks new ground in a largely unexplored field of study, and offers a valuable asset for a broad readership including students, educators and working professionals in computer science, IT security, peace and conflict studies, and political science.