Stories about hacking, stolen credit card numbers, computer viruses, andidentity theft are all around us, but what do they really mean to us? The goal ofthis book, quite simply, is to help educate people on the issues with high-techcrimes, to help answer that question. The goal being not to only talk aboutthese issues, but understand them.There are many books on the market that explain how hackers exploitcomputer and networks. They explain the details of the exploits and methodsto protect against them, and as such are targeted for those with strong technicalknowledge. That is *not* the case here. Readers will not learn the intricacies ofthe latest hacking attack. Readers will learn how hackers use these exploits, whythey use them, and in some cases how they get caught.With Branigan's background as a sworn law-enforcement officer (cop), systemadministrator (geek), computer programmer (geek), Internet security consultant(geek with tie), and network security researcher (geek in shorts), he offers aunique perspective to help people better understand the many issues with hightechcrime and how they might be affected.
Rootkits are the ultimate backdoor, giving hackers ongoing and virtually undetectable access to the systems they exploit. Now, two of the world's leading experts have written the first comprehensive guide to rootkits: what they are, how they work, how to build them, and how to detect them. Rootkit.com's Greg Hoglund and James Butler created and teach Black Hat's legendary course in rootkits. In this book, they reveal never-before-told offensive aspects of rootkit technology–learn how attackers can get in and stay in for years, without detection.
Hoglund and Butler show exactly how to subvert the Windows XP and Windows 2000 kernels, teaching concepts that are easily applied to virtually any modern operating system, from Windows Server 2003 to Linux and UNIX. They teach rootkit programming techniques that can be used for a wide range of software, from white hat security tools to operating system drivers and debuggers.
Continue reading “Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel”
Honeypots have demonstrated immense value in Internet security, but physical honeypot deployment can be prohibitively complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Now, there’s a breakthrough solution. Virtual honeypots share many attributes of traditional honeypots, but you can run thousands of them on a single system-making them easier and cheaper to build, deploy, and maintain.
In this hands-on, highly accessible book, two leading honeypot pioneers systematically introduce virtual honeypot technology. One step at a time, you’ll learn exactly how to implement, configure, use, and maintain virtual honeypots in your own environment, even if you’ve never deployed a honeypot before.
Continue reading “Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection”
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) offer valuable applications in a wide variety of mission-critical and embedded systems applications, in disciplines including computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, and bio-medical engineering. This book compiles the newest CPS research and practice in one volume that will be indispensable both for software practitioners in commercial industry and defense, and for researchers and advanced students.
The only book of its kind, Cyber-Physical Systems addresses CPS from three perspectives. First, it presents the challenges and innovations associated with this class of systems as they have arisen in a wide spectrum of application domains. Second, it describes the foundations that underlie CPS solutions, both in terms of what we know and emerging research challenges. Finally, it offers offer guiding principles for all levels, from specific design and analysis advice for practitioners to high-level perspectives that can guide the direction of new innovations.
Continue reading “Cyber-Physical Systems (SEI Series in Software Engineering)”
Get Started Fast with Apache Hadoop® 2, YARN, and Today’s Hadoop Ecosystem
With Hadoop 2.x and YARN, Hadoop moves beyond MapReduce to become practical for virtually any type of data processing. Hadoop 2.x and the Data Lake concept represent a radical shift away from conventional approaches to data usage and storage. Hadoop 2.x installations offer unmatched scalability and breakthrough extensibility that supports new and existing Big Data analytics processing methods and models.
Continue reading “Hadoop 2 Quick-Start Guide: Learn the Essentials of Big Data Computing in the Apache Hadoop 2 Ecosystem (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series)”