DDoS Attacks: Evolution, Detection, Prevention, Reaction, and Tolerance

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DDoS Attacks: Evolution, Detection, Prevention, Reaction, and Tolerance discusses the evolution of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, how to detect a DDoS attack when one is mounted, how to prevent such attacks from taking place, and how to react when a DDoS attack is in progress, with the goal of tolerating the attack. It introduces types and characteristics of DDoS attacks, reasons why such attacks are often successful, what aspects of the network infrastructure are usual targets, and methods used to launch attacks.

The book elaborates upon the emerging botnet technology, current trends in the evolution and use of botnet technology, its role in facilitating the launching of DDoS attacks, and challenges in countering the role of botnets in the proliferation of DDoS attacks. It introduces statistical and machine learning methods applied in the detection and prevention of DDoS attacks in order to provide a clear understanding of the state of the art. It presents DDoS reaction and tolerance mechanisms with a view to studying their effectiveness in protecting network resources without compromising the quality of services.
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Practical Reverse Engineering: x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, Reversing Tools, and Obfuscation

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Analyzing how hacks are done, so as to stop them in the future

Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing hardware or software and understanding it, without having access to the source code or design documents. Hackers are able to reverse engineer systems and exploit what they find with scary results. Now the good guys can use the same tools to thwart these threats. Practical Reverse Engineering goes under the hood of reverse engineering for security analysts, security engineers, and system programmers, so they can learn how to use these same processes to stop hackers in their tracks.
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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks: Analysis of Defenses

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are attempts to overwhelm a computer system in order to deny access by legitimate users. They are generally unstoppable, but there is a good deal of on-going research on methods to reduce their negative effects. This paper will deal with the design of a model that simulates such an attack. The simulation model is then used to study possible ways to defend against these attacks. Three experiments are run: 1) using a priority queue to sort messages from clients based on how many connections they have open on the server; 2) limiting the number of connections each client can create; and 3) having the server forcefully delete the oldest established connection, whenever its connection table becomes full. Results show that method 1 is totally ineffective while method 2 somewhat improves the overall performance of the system. However, method 3, combined with method 2, produces significantly improved performance against a DDoS attack.

Security Operations Center – Analyst Guide: SIEM Technology, Use Cases and Practices

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Security analytics can be defined as the process of continuously monitoring and analyzing all the activities in your enterprise network to ensure the minimal number of occurrences of security breaches. Security Analyst is the individual that is qualified to perform the functions necessary to accomplish the security monitoring goals of the organization. This book is intended to improve the ability of a security analyst to perform their day to day work functions in a more professional manner. Deeper knowledge of tools, processes and technology is needed for this. A firm understanding of all the domains of this book is going to be vital in achieving the desired skill set to become a professional security analyst. The attempt of this book is to address the problems associated with the content development (use cases and correlation rules) of SIEM deployments.

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software (Learning by Discovery)

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Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly.
Gain the know-how and experience to invent your own cool gadgets.
With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. Embedded systems are everywhere–inside cars, children's toys, and mobile phones. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills.
Experiment with Arduino, the popular microcontroller board Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects Work with an uncomplicated programming language created for artists, designers, and hobbyists Get everyone involved, with projects that even beginners can build.