Hardening Network Infrastructure

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2004 - Computers - 552 pages
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Bulletproof your system before you are hacked! From the publisher of the international best-seller, Hacking Exposed. No More Twinkies ®! Most networks are hard on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. Once the outer shell is penetrated, the insides are relatively unprotected. Hardening Network Infrastructure delivers proactive—instead of reactive—guidance on how to secure the perimiter as well as the internal network core.· No “it depends” information. IT Pros don’t want to wade through reams of paper to figure out what is right for their system/configuration. Hardening Network Infrastructure provides declarative information on how to harden your Perimeter and Internal Network, Routers and Switches, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, and WLAN connections how and where to use Content Filters and Application Proxies- Finally, a unique approach that takes the guess work out of Windows® security. “Do This Now!”-Checklist of 5-8 tasks to complete first, “Take It From The Top” provides systematic Windows® hardening steps, followed by “Once Is Never Enough!” because security is iterative—it must be an ongoing process, finally, for the first time, readers find out how to diplomatically and politically navigate the “Soft Issues” of securing financial support, management buy-in and employee acceptance of their security strategy

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Wesley J. Noonan (Houston, TX) has been working in the computer industry for more than 10 years, specializing in Windows based networks and network infrastructure design and implementation. Wes, a seasoned security audit and security design consultant, is a certified MCSE, CCNA, CCDA, NNCSS and Security+ (of which he was a subject matter expert). He is the President of WJN Consulting, LLC., a company that specializes in network design, architecture and implementation issues. Wes got his start in the United States Marine Corps working on its Banyan VINES network and has since worked on building and designing secure networks ranging in size from 25 to 25,000 users. Wes has designed and implemented a 100-location secure VPN inter-network for a fortune 100 customer. He has designed and implemented secure network infrastructures for several prominent finance and petrochemical based companies, including Exxon, Shell, Anadarko, Apache Oil, Cooper Cameron and Washington Mutual (formerly Bank United).

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