Halting the Hacker provides a unique look inside the mind of the hacker--you'll understand how and why he makes the choices he does to attack your system. At the same time, you're getting practical, step-by-step information on how to foil him! Unlike many other security books, this book shows you why you need to take particular steps, rather than just listing what to do. This gives you knowledge you can apply to future, as-yet-unknown, attacks. Organized around how hackers gain access, control and privileges on your system, Halting the Hacker helps you understand how different subsystems can be used in harmony to attack your computer. Filled with dozens of up-to-the-minute real world examples, the book provides a vivid look at the consequences of ignoring security, and gives you numerous solutions you can put to immediate use. It contains specific steps for improving the security of your HP-UX and Linux systems.
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—Denny Georg, CTO, Information Technology, Hewlett-Packard
Secure your systems against today's attacks—and tomorrow's.
Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security, Second Edition combines unique insight into the mind of the hacker with practical, step-by-step countermeasures for protecting any HP-UX, Linux, or UNIX system.
Top Hewlett-Packard security architect Donald L. Pipkin has updated this global bestseller for today's most critical threats, tools, and responses. Pipkin organizes this book around the processes hackers use to gain access, privileges, and control—showing you exactly how they work and the best ways to respond. Best of all, Pipkin doesn't just tell you what to do, but why. Using dozens of new examples, he gives you the skills and mindset to protect yourself against any current exploit—and attacks that haven't even been imagined yet.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains an extensive library of HP-UX and Linux software tools for detecting and eliminating security problems and a comprehensive information archive on security-related topics.About the Author:
DONALD L. PIPKIN, CISSP, is an Information Security Architect for the Internet Security Division of Hewlett-Packard who consults with many of HP's largest customers. An internationally renowned security expert with over 15 years of experience, Pipkin is a frequent speaker and presenter on security issues in regional, national, and international conferences. His areas of expertise include policy, procedures, and intrusion response. He is author of Information Security: Protecting the Global Enterprise.
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