Reports of cyber criminals, “hacktivists” and nation-states accessing sensitive information and disrupting services in both the public and private domains have risen steadily, heightening concerns over the adequacy of cybersecurity measures. Cybersecurity related concerns range from spearfishing attempts and spam, to malware, to illegal or illicit activity on the dark net. More and more cases of successful cyber-attacks are being reported. Financial information, medical records, any and all personal data maintained on computer systems by individuals or by organizations large and small are vulnerable. Mobile, wireless technology presents new opportunities for cyber-attacks. As more devices communicate with one another, from security systems to thermostats, the “Internet of Things” presents a growing target. Social media sites and advertisements also present opportunities for cybersecurity breaches.
"A fantastic book for anyone looking to learn the tools and techniques needed to break in and stay in." –Bruce Potter, Founder, The Shmoo Group
"Very highly recommended whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the security business." –Simple Nomad, Hacker
“Cyber Attack, CyberCrime, CyberWarfare – CyberComplacency” is one of the few books that covers destructive Computer Network Attacks in the Internet and in CyberSpace. It is an in-depth reference that covers DDOS from motivation, identification, analysis and mitigation.
By the author of the consistently top-selling in class "How to Cheat at Managing Information Security" and like that book, proceeds go to charity. Osborne starts with Network/Internet provider business practices and existing monitoring & detection systems. It shows the current focus on other forms of attacks including traditional electronic espionage, counter-terrorism and malware. It then describes various mechanisms for estimation of Cyberattack impact covering direct cost, indirect cost, and customer churn.
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In the five years since the first edition of this classic book was published, Internet use has exploded. The commercial world has rushed headlong into doing business on the Web, often without integrating sound security technologies and policies into their products and methods. The security risks–and the need to protect both business and personal data–have never been greater. We've updated Building Internet Firewalls to address these newer risks.
What kinds of security threats does the Internet pose? Some, like password attacks and the exploiting of known security holes, have been around since the early days of networking. And others, like the distributed denial of service attacks that crippled Yahoo, E-Bay, and other major e-commerce sites in early 2000, are in current headlines.
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At last, the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world’s institutional secrets, by Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg who has traced their shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond.
WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy.
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