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- Electronic ISBN 9781597499552
The newest threat to security has been categorized as the Advanced Persistent Threat or APT. The APT bypasses most of an organization’s current security devices, and is typically carried out by an organized group, such as a foreign nation state or rogue group with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity and wreak havoc. Most organizations do not understand how to deal with it and what is needed to protect their network from compromise. In Advanced Persistent Threat: Understanding the Danger and How to Protect your Organization Eric Cole discusses the critical information that readers need to know about APT and how to avoid being a victim.
Advanced Persistent Threat is the first comprehensive manual that discusses how attackers are breaking into systems and what to do to protect and defend against these intrusions.
Advanced Persistent Threat covers what you need to know including:
• How and why organizations are being attacked
• How to develop a "Risk based Approach to Security"
• Tools for protecting data and preventing attacks
• Critical information on how to respond and recover from an intrusion
• The emerging threat to Cloud based networks
IT Security Professionals (Security Auditors, Security Engineers, Compliance Specialists, etc.), IT Professionals (Network Administrators, IT Managers, Security Managers, Security Analysts, Directors of Security, etc.)
Section I. Understanding the Problem
Chapter 1. The Changing Threat
The Current Landscape
Organizations View on Security
You will be Compromised
The Cyber ShopLifter
The New Defense in Depth
Proactive vs Reactive
Loss of Common Sense
It is All About Risk
What Was In Place?
Pain Killer Security
Reducing the Surface Space
HTML Embedded Email
Macros in Office Documents
The Traditional Threat
The Emerging Threat
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
APT—Stealthy, Targeted, and Data Focused
Characteristics of the APT
Defending Against the APT
APT vs Traditional Threat
Sample APT Attacks
APT Multi-Phased Approach
Chapter 2. Why are Organizations Being Compromised?
Doing Good Things and Doing the Right Things
Security is Not Helpless
Beyond Good or Bad
Attackers are in Your Network
Proactive, Predictive, and Adaptive
Example of How to Win
Data Centric Security
Money Does Not Equal Security
The New Approach to APT
Selling Security to Your Executives
Top Security Trends
Chapter 3. How are Organizations Being Compromised?
What are Attackers After?
Cover Their Tracks
Compromising a Server
Compromising a Client
InBound Prevention and OutBound Detection
"Cole explains why advanced persistence threats are able to bypass security measures on many large computer systems and recommends how to protect an organization's data from these well-organized attackers."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013
"This book should come in handy to anyone who's tasked with protecting an organization's networks… definitely worth it, as it is clear, concise, and thought provoking."--HelpNetSecurity.com, February 21, 2013