An Overview of Cloud Security and Privacy includes about Cloud services delivery model, Impact of cloud computing on the governance structure of IT organizations, Companies are still afraid to use clouds, Taxonomy of Fear, Attacker Capability, Infrastructure Security, Data Security and Storage.
ALOT of the material in these slides and in this lecture is NOT in the book. This book does a good job of presenting most of the material needed for the security+ exam. However the info in chapter 8 is a little thin… so play close note to the slides. Perhaps I provide a little too much depth for the security+ exam… but it’s well worth doing the extra learning… especially if you want to take the CISSP or really understand networks and network security concepts to be USEFUL in real life!
Security vendors strive to provide new and innovative products and services that
allow customers to rapidly deploy and provide optimal protection against today's
continually evolving and sophisticated threat ecosystem.
Despite these ongoing efforts, traditional security solutions and approaches by
themselves sometimes fall short in protecting enterprises against many of today's
complex and zero-day attack forms. The reality is that due to existing unknown
security gaps and vulnerabilities, current enterprise infrastructure security is not
IDC believes that multilayered security solutions offer enterprises a cost-effective and
multifaceted alternative to enhance overall infrastructure security posture and improve
customer and management confidence levels. By adopting an overwatch architecture
with additional security layers that detect and remediate threats that have bypassed
perimeter and content security, security managers can reduce the risks of breaches
and infections associated with existing unknown security gaps and vulnerabilities.
In an age when our society relies so heavily on electronic communication, the need
for information security is imperative. Given the value and confidential nature of the
information that exists on today’s networks, CIOs are finding that an investment in
security is not only extremely beneficial but also absolutely necessary. Corporations
are realizing the need to create and enforce an information security policy.
The book is, therefore, a survey of these issues in four parts. In the four chapters of Section
I: Security through Moral and Ethical Education, we focus on moral and ethics education
and also discuss related issues of security, privacy, and anonymity as they affect the creation
of a strong ethical framework for decision making.
This design chapter evaluates securing an enterprise branch as it pertains to the Enterprise Branch
Architecture framework. The Enterprise Branch Architecture is one component in the overall Cisco
Service Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) that provides guidelines to accelerate applications,
business processes, and profitability. Based on the Cisco SONA framework, the Enterprise Branch
Architecture incorporates networked infrastructure services, integrated services, and application
networking services across typical branch networks, as shown in Figure 1....
This book takes you through the basics of NetFlow analysis for information security purposes, including details on what NetFlow is, how it works, who is on the network doing what, and how you can enable it to yield actionable security intelligence. It also provides insight for how to address specific security risks with NetFlow analysis.
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure.
Kurt Hudson is an instructor, author, and consultant for computer technologies. In recent years, he has concentrated on the areas of computer networking, Active Directory,
integrating UNIX and Microsoft Windows, and computer security. Kurt regularly teaches summer programs at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Paulino Calderón Pale (@calderpwn) is a very passionate software developer and penetration tester from a Caribbean island in México called Cozumel. He learned to write code and administer IT infrastructures early in his life—skills that came handy when he joined the information security industry. Today, he loves learning new technologies, penetration testing, conducting data-gathering experiments, developing software, and contributing to the open source community.
“If the Internet were a city street, I would not travel it in daylight,” laments a chief information
security officer for a prestigious university.
The Internet is critical infrastructure at the world’s commerce. Cybercrime is escalating; once the
domain of hackers and script kiddies, cyber-gangs and organized criminal organizations have discovered
the business opportunities for extortion, embezzlement, and fraud that now surpasses
income from illegal drug trafficking.
The new overwatch security pillar acts as an infection detection, containment, and
remediation engine that is automatically triggered when a threat has bypassed
detection by the existing "in-line" infrastructure and has infiltrated the enterprise
network. The overwatch security layer uses data from a real-time reputation and
behavioral correlation database to detect active data-stealing malware and other
Threat Lifecycle Management Services builds on Threat Discovery Services and
Threat Remediation Services and includes automated threat remediation and root
cause analysis with end-to-end threat analysis and management. In the event a
suspected exploit is discovered in a network stream or a routine scan of the
on-premise network, the threat mitigator technology will trigger processes to perform
pattern-free cleanup and root cause analysis and produce remediation advisories.
Trend Micro has taken the multilayered security approach to the next level of
sophistication with its Trend Micro Threat Management Services network security
Threat Management Services provides an additional security layer that greatly
strengthens an organization's security infrastructure by monitoring the network for
active infections that have successfully infiltrated. Once the threat discovery occurs,
in real time, the network overwatch layer intercepts the attack and performs
automated containment and remediation.
Reports on Computer Systems Technology
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the nation’s measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analysis to advance the development and productive use of information technology.
What is the challenge with converged network security? Finding the right partners to deliver a secure, reliable, converged voice and data network infrastructure — without limiting your flexibility to grow your business and extend the reach of your network — is the key. Converged network security isn’t something to be added after the fact — the need to protect your mission-critical communications systems and business applications should be considered from the very start of your converged network planning.
Ensure that systems are kept up-to-date with patches. As a result of security testing, it may become
necessary to patch many systems. Applying patches in a timely manner can sharply reduce the
vulnerability exposure of an organization. Organizations should centralize their patching efforts so as to
ensure that more systems are patched as quickly as possible and immediately tested.
Look at the big picture. The results of routine testing may indicate that an organization should
readdress its systems security architecture.