This book is the first publication to give a comprehensive, structured treatment to the important topic of situational awareness in cyber defense. It presents the subject in a logical, consistent, continuous discourse, covering key topics such as formation of cyber situational awareness, visualization and human factors, automated learning and inference, use of ontologies and metrics, predicting and assessing impact of cyber attacks, and achieving resilience of cyber and physical mission. Chapters include case studies, recent research results and practical insights described specifically for this book. Situational awareness is exceptionally prominent in the field of cyber defense. It involves science, technology and practice of perception, comprehension and projection of events and entities in cyber space. Chapters discuss the difficulties of achieving cyber situational awareness – along with approaches to overcoming the difficulties – in the relatively young field of cyber defense where key phenomena are so unlike the more conventional physical world. Cyber Defense and Situational Awareness is designed as a reference for practitioners of cyber security and developers of technology solutions for cyber defenders. Advanced-level students and researchers focused on security of computer networks will also find this book a valuable resource.
Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response promotes a more nuanced understanding of the effectiveness of current counterterrorism practices and the need for reform. It challenges government, media, and academic accounts that exaggerate terrorist threats, particularly in comparison to other threats such as organized crime. Author Benoît Gomis responds to the problem of overreaction with guidelines that address terrorism as a problem to be managed rather than as an existential threat that can be eradicated. He proposes a more realistic assessment of the threat from terrorism, domestic or international, by relating terrorism to broader security, social, and political contexts.
The book examines current issues in counterterrorism, including the opportunity costs of counterterrorism policies, their psychological impact, the role of the media and experts, and the risks associated with oversimplifying the challenges posed by terrorism. It also explores less prominent areas of terrorism studies such as right-wing extremism, links between terrorism and organized crime, and citizen privacy.
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Red Teaming is can be described as a type of wargaming.In private business, penetration testers audit and test organization security, often in a secretive setting. The entire point of the Red Team is to see how weak or otherwise the organization’s security posture is. This course is particularly suited to CISO’s and CTO’s that need to learn how to build a successful Red Team, as well as budding cyber security professionals who would like to learn more about the world of information security.Teaches readers how to dentify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data
Demonstrates the key differences between Red Teaming and Penetration Testing
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Learn the concepts, methods, and implications of offensive cyber counterintelligence
Hacking Back: Offensive Cyber Counterintelligence is a look at cyber counterintelligence theory in a WikiLeaks world. The authors detail techniques—from phishing to sniffing and from attribution to takedown—all bolstered by case examples and rooted in the authors’ many years of in-the-trenches experience in trap-setting and detecting breaches. The book’s field notes—some from identified hackers, and some from anonymous hackers—consist of exciting, never-before-told case examples. Details technically simple hacks, complex attacks, and famous network intrusions Organized by methods so security practitioners can quickly find specific tactics and techniques Dissects security breach scenarios, providing analyses of real-life operations from the authors’ many years of experience Explains the US and EU cyber laws every savvy security practitioner defending against cybercrime should know
Key FeaturesLearn wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux, the latest iteration of BacktrackDetect hidden wireless networks and discover their namesExplore advanced Wi-Fi hacking techniques including rogue access point hosting and probe sniffingDevelop your encryption cracking skills and gain an insight into the methods used by attackers and the underlying technologies that facilitate these attacks