Welcome to the Hacker Highschool program! This program is designed to encourage you to
be well-rounded and resourceful. The core instruction theme is to harness the hacker curiosity
in you and to guide you progressively through your hacker education to help you grow into a
responsible role, capable of determining security and privacy problems and making proper
security decisions for yourself.
As the person who led the JavaSoft team that developed the Java security
technology discussed in this book, it is extremely gratifying to see people
spend their precious time writing about our technology and products. Every
engineer’s dream is to have his or her technology deployed and used by
thousands of others, and this book is a great help to Java developers who
write security-aware applications.
When you purchase most home appliances, they come with an owner’s manual.
The owner’s manual is the bible of information for that appliance. It tells you
what each button does and how to set up and configure your new appliance to
get it ready for operation.The owner’s manual also includes the actual steps to
operate the appliance, and it often contains information on how and where to
obtain service and parts, basic troubleshooting tips, and precautions you should
be aware of before using the appliance....
Wireless networks are especially susceptible to unauthorized access. Wireless access points
are being widely deployed in corporate LANs because they easily extend connectivity to
corporate users without the time and expense of installing wiring. These wireless access
points (APs) act as bridges and extend the network up to 300 yards. Many airports, hotels,
and even coffee shops make wireless access available for free, and therefore most anyone
with a wirelss card on his mobile device is an authorized user.
Security—of our systems, our organizations, our personal identities—is more
important than ever, and we, as an industry, need to advance the art and technology
of security to make it less elusive, more readily achievable. I’m well
aware that being responsible for security in an organization is not an easy job,
and my objective for Mission-Critical Security Planner is to make that job easier
and the results more effective.
The security world is constantly changing,
both in the context in which it has to operate,
and in terms of what it can offer as a response
to a wide range of threats. This is true across the
world. Indeed, globalization and the impact of
technology are just two trends that have seen
to that. As a consequence, security has become
more complicated; or, at least, the breadth of
knowledge that a good security operative, at any
level, needs to draw upon has been stretched
In this age of universal electronic connectivity, of viruses and hackers, of
electronic eavesdropping and electronic fraud, there is indeed no time at
which security does not matter. Two trends have come together to make the
topic of this book of vital interest. First, the explosive growth in computer
systems and their interconnections via networks has increased the depen-
dence of both organizations and individuals on the information stored and
communicated using these systems.
Once your computer is connected to the internet, it’s also connected to millions of other
connected computers, which could, in turn, allow attackers to connect to your computer.
Information flows from the internet to your home network by first coming into your modem,
then to your router, which most people have, and finally to your computer. Because your modem
doesn’t have security settings, it’s crucial to secure your router—the first securable device that
receives information from the internet.
In July 2009, the wife of a high-level government executive in the United Kingdom published personal data in
a social networking site. This garnered a lot of attention, not for the confidentiality of the content but for the lack
of awareness there is about the accessibility of your online content. There is also another issue at play here,
which is the fact that once you publish any picture online, you lose control over it as people leech and republish it
on places you do not even know.
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.OTHER INFORMATION SECURITY BOOKS FROM AUERBACH
Asset Protection and Security Management Handbook POA Publishing ISBN: 0-8493-1603-0 Building a Global Information Assurance Program Raymond J. Curts and Douglas E. Campbell ISBN: 0-8493-1368-6 Building an Information Security Awareness Program Mark B. Desman ISBN: 0-8493-0116-5 Critical Incident Management Alan B.
you’re an app developer with a solid foundation in Objective-C, this book is an absolute must—chances are very high that your company’s iOS applications are vulnerable to attack. That’s because malicious attackers now use an arsenal of tools to reverse-engineer, trace, and manipulate applications in ways that most programmers aren’t aware of.
Cyber is a major national security issue. Top government, intelligence, and military
leaders often point to cyber as the issue that worries them the most – partly because it
touches every aspect of American life (and of military operations) and partly because
our laws and policies clearly have not kept up with the rapid changes in technology.
Earlier this year, CIA Director Leon Panetta testified about his fear of a “cyber Pearl
The first security incident of this week began on Tuesday evening when the network ad-
ministrator received an alert from the central virus console reporting that approximately
five percent or about 100 machines had been infected with the latest virus. The virus con-
sole listed the IP addresses of the infected machines.
The network administrator was faced with the challenge of quickly identifying, locating,
and disabling the switch ports of the 100 infected users so that appropriate measures
could be taken before the virus spread throughout the enterprise....
All the afternoon Mungo had been working on Stern's code, principally with the aid of the latest messages which he had copied down at the Nevin Square drop. Stern was very confident. He must be well aware London Central knew about that drop. It was obvious that they didn't care how often Mungo read their messages, so confident were they in the impenetrability of the code.
—Talking to Strange Men, Ruth Rendell
In this chapter students will be able to: To be aware of the threats to computer accounting, to learn the controls for computer accounting, to understand the security requirements to be incorporated in system design, to learn about maintaining system integrity.