Network and System Security

2nd Edition

Editors: John Vacca
Paperback ISBN: 9780124166899
eBook ISBN: 9780124166950
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 9th September 2013
Page Count: 432
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Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more.

Key Features

  • Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere
  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work
  • Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions


Network and security IT practitioners, as well as other security technologists working with or interested in network and systems security. Job titles include network administrator, System administrator, system analyst, etc.

Table of Contents



About the Editor



Organization of this Book

Chapter 1. Detecting System Intrusions

1 Introduction

2 Monitoring Key Files in the System

3 Security Objectives

4 0day Attacks

5 Good Known State

6 Rootkits

7 Low Hanging Fruit

8 Antivirus Software

9 Homegrown Intrusion Detection

10 Full-Packet Capture Devices

11 Out-of-Band Attack Vectors

12 Security Awareness Training

13 Data Correlation


15 Other Weird Stuff on the System

16 Detection

17 Network-Based Detection of System Intrusions (DSIs)

18 Summary

Chapter Review Questions/Exercises



Chapter 2. Preventing System Intrusions

1 So, What is an Intrusion?

2 Sobering Numbers

3 Know Your Enemy: Hackers versus Crackers

4 Motives

5 The Crackers’ Tools of the Trade

6 Bots

7 Symptoms of Intrusions

8 What Can You Do?

9 Security Policies

10 Risk Analysis

11 Tools of Your Trade

12 Controlling User Access

13 Intrusion Prevention Capabilities

14 Summary

Chapter Review Questions/Exercises


Chapter 3. Guarding Against Network Intrusions

1 Traditional Reconnaissance and Attacks

2 Malicious Software

3 Defense in Depth

4 Preventive Measures

5 Intrusion Monitoring and Detection

6 Reactive Measures

7 Network-Based Intrusion Protection

8 Summary

Chapter Review Questions/Exercises


Chapter 4. Securing Cloud Computing Systems

1 Cloud Computing Essentials: Examining the Cloud Layers

2 Software as a Service (SaaS): Managing Risks in the Cloud

3 Platform as a Service (PaaS): Securi


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About the Editor

John Vacca

John Vacca is an information technology consultant, professional writer, editor, reviewer and internationally-known, best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored 72 books, including: Identity Theft (Cybersafety) (Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2012 ); System Forensics, Investigation, And Response (Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (September 24, 2010); Managing Information Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010)); Network and Systems Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010)); Computer and Information Security Handbook (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (June 2, 2009)); Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems (Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books (March 16, 2007)); Practical Internet Security (Hardcover): (Publisher: Springer (October 18, 2006)); Optical Networking Best Practices Handbook (Hardcover): (Publisher: Wiley-Interscience (November 28, 2006)); Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation (With CD-ROM), 2nd Edition (Publisher: Charles River Media (May 26, 2005) John Vacca has also written more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security and aerospace technology (copies of articles and books are available upon request). John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program, from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995. In addition, John is also an independent online book reviewer. Finally, John was one of the security consultants for the MGM movie titled: "AntiTrust," which was released on January 12, 2001.

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