Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Computers - 456 pages
If your job is to design or implement IT security solutions or if you’re studying for any security certification, this is the how-to guide you’ve been looking for. Here’s how to assess your needs, gather the tools, and create a controlled environment in which you can experiment, test, and develop the solutions that work. With liberal examples from real-world scenarios, it tells you exactly how to implement a strategy to secure your systems now and in the future.

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I was excited to get this book and was expecting a lot; if you have not built a security lab or testing infrastructure before then you will find it informative and enjoyable. If you have built any decent lab infrastructure before then you might as well be reading your own notes.
Good book, but for gaining entry level knowledge.
 

Contents

Chapter 1 Hardware and Gear
1
Chapter 2 Building a Software Test Platform
31
Chapter 3 Passive Information Gathering
63
Chapter 4 Detecting Live Systems
105
Chapter 5 Enumerating Systems
149
Chapter 6 Automated Attack and Penetration Tools
189
Chapter 7 Understanding Cryptographic Systems
225
Chapter 8 Defeating Malware
259
Chapter 9 Securing Wireless Systems
291
Chapter 10 Intrusion Detection
325
Chapter 11 Forensic Detection
365
Appendix A About the DVD
405
Index
409
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Michael Gregg, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, holds a total of 19 professional certifications and is a highly respected security consultant. President of Security Solutions, Inc., he is also an expert for three TechTarget.com web sites. Michael has authored or coauthored several books, including Security+ Street Smarts, also published by Wiley.

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