Description

This is the only book to clearly demonstrate how to get big dollar security for your network using freely available tools. This is a must have book for any company or person with a limited budget. Network security is in a constant struggle for budget to get things done. Upper management wants thing to be secure but doesn’t want to pay for it. With this book as a guide, everyone can get what they want. The examples and information will be of immense value to every small business. It will explain security principles and then demonstrate how to achieve them using only freely available software.

Key Features

* Teachers you how to implement best of breed security using tools for free * Ideal for anyone recomending and implementing new technologies within the company * Companion Web site contains dozens of working scripts and tools

Readership

This book is targeted at the small- to medium-size company IT person. It is likely that this person is responsible for both recommending and evaluating new technologies, and well as actually implementing them. This person will have intermediate level knowledge of network security concepts. The reader likely knows what needs to be done, but needs actual examples of how to do it.

Table of Contents

  • Lead Author
  • Technical Editors
  • Companion Web Site
  • Chapter 1: Presenting the Business Case for Free Solutions
    • Introduction
    • The Costs of Using Free Security Solutions
    • The Savings of Using Free Security Solutions
    • Comparing Free Solutions with Commercial Solutions
    • “Selling” a Free Solution
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 2: Protecting Your Perimeter
    • Introduction
    • Firewall Types
    • Firewall Architectures
    • Implementing Firewalls
    • Providing Secure Remote Access
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 3: Protecting Network Resources
    • Introduction
    • Performing Basic Hardening
    • Hardening Windows Systems
    • Hardening Linux Systems
    • Hardening Infrastructure Devices
    • Patching Systems
    • Personal Firewalls
    • Providing Antivirus and Antispyware Protection
    • Encrypting Sensitive Data
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 4: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
    • Introduction
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
    • Configuring Snort on a Windows System
    • Configuring Snort on a Linux System
    • Other Snort Add-Ons
    • Demonstrating Effectiveness
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 5: Managing Event Logs
    • Introduction
    • Generating Windows Event Logs
    • Generating Syslog Event Logs
    • Securing Your Event Logs
    • Applying Your Knowledge
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080516813
Print ISBN:
9781597491235

About the author

Eric Seagren

Eric Seagren, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, JPMorganChase has 10 years experience in IT Security and has spent the last 7 years at, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Eric has contributed to several computer security books including: Hacking Exposed: Cisco Networks (McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0072259175), Configuring Checkpoint NGX (Syngress, ISBN: 1597490318), and Hardening Network Security (McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 00725557032).

Affiliations and Expertise

Eric Seagren, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, JPMorganChase

Reviews

This is the only book to clearly demonstrate how to get big dollar security for your network using freely available tools. This is a must have book for any company or person with a limited budget. Network security is in a constant struggle for budget to get things done. Upper management wants thing to be secure but doesn’t want to pay for it. With this book as a guide, everyone can get what they want. The examples and information will be of immense value to every small business. It will explain security principles and then demonstrate how to achieve them using only freely available software.