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The United States is under attack. Cyber-attack and cyber-espionage traced backed to China have been dramatically increasing every year. What kind of damage is being done? How is our national security being compromised?
The Office of the Secretary of Defense in their 2010 annual report to Congress, which was the "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China [PRC]"; outlined this challenge:
"The PRC utilizes a large well-organized network of enterprises, defense factories and affiliated research institutes and computer network operations to facilitate the collection of sensitive information and export-controlled technology."
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The Metasploit Framework makes discovering, exploiting, and sharing vulnerabilities quick and relatively painless. But while Metasploit is used by security professionals everywhere, the tool can be hard to grasp for first-time users. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide fills this gap by teaching you how to harness the Framework and interact with the vibrant community of Metasploit contributors.
Once you've built your foundation for penetration testing, you’ll learn the Framework's conventions, interfaces, and module system as you launch simulated attacks. You’ll move on to advanced penetration testing techniques, including network reconnaissance and enumeration, client-side attacks, wireless attacks, and targeted social-engineering attacks.
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This report assesses current (public domain) cyber security practices with respect to cyber indications and warnings. The information collected is in preparation for evaluation of the advantages of applying HPC technology to cybersecurity, as well as to identify other advances required to properly address this problem space.
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In its earliest days, the Internet seemed to all of us to be an unqualified good: It was a way to share information, increase productivity, and experience new freedoms and diversions. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the idealistic generation that came of age with the Internet. Two decades later, he—and all of us—have been forced to confront the reality that an invention that was once a utopian symbol of connection has evolved into an unprecedented weapon and means of domination.
Cyberspace, Klimburg contends, is already the main stage for global confrontation for this century. In this new arena of conflict, brilliant individuals and informal networks have the capacity to bring ostensibly stable societies to their knees—but also save them from destruction—and nations are reconceiving information as the ultimate weapon and configuring their defenses accordingly. The debate about how individual nations and the global community alike will define this new domain of human interaction is more pressing and divisive than ever.
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The complete guide to the most popular Cisco PIX®, ASA, FWSM, and IOS® firewall security features Learn about the various firewall models, user interfaces, feature sets, and configuration methods Understand how a Cisco firewall inspects traffic Configure firewall interfaces, routing, IP addressing services, and IP multicast support Maintain security contexts and Flash and configuration files, manage users, and monitor firewalls with SNMP Authenticate, authorize, and maintain accounting records for firewall users Control access through the firewall by implementing transparent and routed firewall modes, address translation, traffic filtering, user authentication, content filtering, application inspection, and traffic shunning Increase firewall availability with firewall failover operation Understand how firewall load balancing works Generate firewall activity logs and learn how to analyze the contents of the log Verify firewall operation and connectivity and observe data passing through a firewall Control access and manage activity on the Cisco IOS firewall Configure a Cisco firewall to act as an IDS sensor
Every organization has data, facilities, and workflow processes that are critical to their success. As more organizations make greater use of the Internet, defending against network attacks becomes crucial for businesses. Productivity gains and returns on company investments are at risk if the network is not properly defended. Firewalls have emerged as the essential foundation component in any network security architecture.
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