Techno Security's Guide to Managing Risks for IT Managers, Auditors, and Investigators

  • Eric Cole, Independant network security consultant and speaker, USA
    • Dennis O'Brien, Co-owner of the Bruden Corporation. Based in Danvers, MA.
      • Kevin O'Shea, Homeland Security and Intelligence Specialist, University of New Hampshire, USA
        • Donald Withers
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          • Johnny Long, A Christian by grace, a professional hacker by trade, a pirate by blood, a ninja in training, a security researcher and author who lurks at his website ( and is the founder of Hackers For Charity(, an organization that provides hackers with job experience while leveraging their skills for charities that need them
          • Jack Wiles, Jack Wiles is a security professional with over 40 years' experience in security-related fields. This includes computer security, disaster recovery, and physical security. He is a professional speaker, and has trained federal agents, corporate attorneys, and internal auditors on a number of computer crime-related topics. He is a pioneer in presenting on a number of subjects, which are now being labeled "Homeland Security" topics. Well over 10,000 people have attended one or more of his presentations since 1988. Jack is also a co-founder and President of TheTrainingCo., and is in frequent contact with members of many state and local law enforcement agencies as well as Special Agents with the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, IRS-CID, U.S. Customs, Department of Justice, The Department of Defense, and numerous members of High-Tech Crime units. He was also appointed as the first President of the North Carolina InfraGard chapter, which is now one of the largest chapters in the country. He is also a founding member of the U.S. Secret Service South Carolina Electronic Crimes Task Force. Jack is also a Vietnam veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1967-68, where he was awarded two Bronze stars for his actions in combat. He recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel and was assigned directly to the Pentagon for the final seven years of his career.
          • Russ Rogers, Russ Rogers (CISSP, CISM, IAM, IEM, Hon. Sc.D.), author of the popular "Hacking a Terror Network: The Silent Threat of Covert Channels" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-928994-98-5), co-author of multiple books, including the best-selling "Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-931836-05-0) and "Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-59749-035-1), and former editor-in-chief of The Security Journal, is currently a penetration tester for a federal agency and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Peak Security, Inc., a veteran-owned small business based in Colorado Springs, CO. Russ has been involved in information technology since 1980 and has spent the past 20 years working as both an IT and InfoSec consultant. Russ has worked with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other federal agencies. He is a globally renowned security expert, speaker, and author who has presented at conferences around the world in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, São Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and cities all over the United States. Russ has an honorary doctorate of science in information technology from the University of Advancing Technology, a master's degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland, a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from the University of Maryland, and an associate's degree in applied communications technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a member of ISSA and (ISC)2® (CISSP). Russ also teaches at and fills the role of professor of network security for the University of Advancing Technology (
          • Phil Drake
          • Ron Green
          • Greg Kipper, is a futurist and strategic forecaster in emerging technologies. Mr. Kipper has been the keynote speaker at select industry events, a digital forensics instructor, and a trusted advisor in both the government and commercial sectors. He has published books in the fields of digital forensics and emerging technologies, including: "Investigator's Guide to Steganography," "Wireless Crime and Forensic Investigation," and "Virtualization and Forensics."
          • Raymond Blackwood
          • Amber Schroader, CEO, Paraben Corporation, Dallas, TX, USA

          “This book contains some of the most up-to-date information available anywhere on a wide variety of topics related to Techno Security. As you read the book, you will notice that the authors took the approach of identifying some of the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities and then discussing the countermeasures to address them. Some of the topics and thoughts discussed here are as new as tomorrow’s headlines, whereas others have been around for decades without being properly addressed. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we have enjoyed working with the various authors and friends during its development.” —Donald Withers, CEO and Cofounder of TheTrainingCo.• Jack Wiles, on Social Engineering offers up a potpourri of tips, tricks, vulnerabilities, and lessons learned from 30-plus years of experience in the worlds of both physical and technical security.• Russ Rogers on the Basics of Penetration Testing illustrates the standard methodology for penetration testing: information gathering, network enumeration, vulnerability identification, vulnerability exploitation, privilege escalation, expansion of reach, future access, and information compromise. • Johnny Long on No Tech Hacking shows how to hack without touching a computer using tailgating, lock bumping, shoulder surfing, and dumpster diving.• Phil Drake on Personal, Workforce, and Family Preparedness covers the basics of creating a plan for you and your family, identifying and obtaining the supplies you will need in an emergency.• Kevin O’Shea on Seizure of Digital Information discusses collecting hardware and information from the scene.• Amber Schroader on Cell Phone Forensics writes on new methods and guidelines for digital forensics.• Dennis O’Brien on RFID: An Introduction, Security Issues, and Concerns discusses how this well-intended technology has been eroded and used for fringe implementations.• Ron Green on Open Source Intelligence details how a good Open Source Intelligence program can help you create leverage in negotiations, enable smart decisions regarding the selection of goods and services, and help avoid pitfalls and hazards. • Raymond Blackwood on Wireless Awareness: Increasing the Sophistication of Wireless Users maintains it is the technologist’s responsibility to educate, communicate, and support users despite their lack of interest in understanding how it works.• Greg Kipper on What is Steganography? provides a solid understanding of the basics of steganography, what it can and can’t do, and arms you with the information you need to set your career path.• Eric Cole on Insider Threat discusses why the insider threat is worse than the external threat and the effects of insider threats on a company.
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          Technical managers of all types will find this a valuable resource.


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-138-9

Table of Contents

How much do you know about getting and staying secure in a rapidly changing techno world? Before you answer that, let’s ask a much more important question. “How much don’t you know about staying secure?” This book will help re-enforce many of the threats that you already know about, as well as introducing you to at least a few that you probably never even thought of. The experts who share their experiences through its chapters come from many different areas with different security concerns. All of them are senior level managers who have been thru the trenches in reacting to a multitude of security risks, threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures. Many are considered by their piers to be among the best security minds in the world today. If you take the time to read their chapters, you will learn something that will help you remain secure in a rapidly changing technical world. Some of the topics shared by our experts include: The Physical Side of Technical Security Social Engineering – Here’s How I Broke Into Their Buildings Risk Management – Are you At Risk? – How Do You Know? A Senior Managers Guide For Making Security Work for Thousands of People Effective Employee Awareness Training – The Most Cost Effective Countermeasure Industry and Law Enforcement Working Together – When Should You Call Them? Steganography – A Growing High-tech Threat Intrusion Detection – How Will You Know If They Are Knocking At Your Door? Incident Response – What Are You Going To Do When They Do Come Knocking At Your Door? Computer Forensics – What Are You Going To Do AFTER They’ve Come Thru The Door? Cell Phone Forensics – Now We’re Really Getting High-tech Hackers – Good Guys or bad Guys? Much, much more……..