The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK

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The fourth edition of the Official (ISC)2® Guide to the SSCP CBK® is a comprehensive resource providing an in-depth look at the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). This latest edition provides an updated, detailed guide that is considered one of the best tools for candidates striving to become an SSCP.

The book offers step-by-step guidance through each of SSCP’s domains, including best practices and techniques used by the world's most experienced practitioners. Endorsed by (ISC)² and compiled and reviewed by SSCPs and subject matter experts, this book brings together a global, thorough perspective to not only prepare for the SSCP exam, but it also provides a reference that will serve you well into your career.

Hacking: The Ultimate Guide for You to Learn the Hidden Secrets of Hacking

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This book is intended to be an exceptionally delicate yet exhaustive manual for the secrets in the universe of hacking and infiltration testing. It is particularly written to help you ace the essential steps and hidden secret recipes needed to finish a hack or entrance test without overpowering you. When you complete this book, you will have a strong comprehension of the infiltration testing procedure and you will be okay with the hidden secrets and essential devices. This book is also about hacking ethically and the science of testing your computers and network for security vulnerabilities and plugging the holes you find before the bad guys get a chance to exploit them.

Hacking: Perfect Hacking for Beginners: Essentials You Must Know [Version 2.1] (Hacking, How to Hack, Hacking for Dummies, Computer Hacking)

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The Smart Grid and Cybersecurity – Regulatory Policy and Issues

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Electricity is vital to the commerce and daily functioning of United States. The modernization of the grid to accommodate today’s uses is leading to the incorporation of information processing capabilities for power system controls and operations monitoring. The “Smart Grid” is the name given to the evolving electric power network as new information technology systems and capabilities are incorporated. While these new components may add to the ability to control power flows and enhance the efficiency of grid operations, they also potentially increase the susceptibility of the grid to cyber (i.e., computer-related) attack since they are built around microprocessor devices whose basic functions are controlled by software programming. The potential for a major disruption or widespread damage to the nation’s power system from a large scale cyberattack has increased focus on the cybersecurity of the Smart Grid.

Federal efforts to enhance the cybersecurity of the electrical grid were emphasized with the recognition of cybersecurity as a critical issue for electric utilities in developing the Smart Grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) received primary responsibility for the reliability of the bulk power system from the Energy Policy Act of 2005. FERC subsequently designated the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as the “Electric Reliability Organization” (ERO) with the responsibility of establishing and enforcing reliability standards. Compliance with reliability standards for electric utilities thus changed from a voluntary, peer-driven undertaking to a mandatory function. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) later added requirements for “a reliable and secure electricity infrastructure” with regard to Smart Grid development. NERC is also responsible for standards for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) which focus on planning and procedures for the physical security of the grid. Self-determination is a key part of the CIP reliability process. Utilities are allowed to self-identify what they see as “critical assets” under NERC regulations. Only “critical cyber assets” (i.e., as essential to the reliable operation of critical assets) are subject to CIP standards. FERC has directed NERC to revise the standards so that some oversight of the identification process for critical cyber assets was provided, but any revision is again subject to stakeholder approval. While reliability standards are mandatory, the ERO process for developing regulations is somewhat unusual in that the regulations are essentially being established by the entities who are being regulated. This may potentially be a conflict of interest, especially when cost of compliance is a concern, and acceptable standards may conceivably result from the option with the lowest costs. Since utility systems are interconnected in many ways, the system with the least protected network potentially provides the weakest point of access.
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Hiding Behind the Keyboard: Uncovering Covert Communication Methods with Forensic Analysis

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Hiding Behind the Keyboard: Uncovering Covert Communication Methods with Forensic Analysis exposes the latest electronic covert communication techniques used by cybercriminals, along with the needed investigative methods for identifying them. The book shows how to use the Internet for legitimate covert communication, while giving investigators the information they need for detecting cybercriminals who attempt to hide their true identity. Intended for practitioners and investigators, the book offers concrete examples on how to communicate securely, serving as an ideal reference for those who truly need protection, as well as those who investigate cybercriminals.Covers high-level strategies, what they can achieve, and how to implement themShows discovery and mitigation methods using examples, court cases, and moreExplores how social media sites and gaming technologies can be used for illicit communications activitiesExplores the currently in-use technologies such as TAILS and TOR that help with keeping anonymous online