"Avi Rubin does a great job of explaining the motivations behind many security solutions, as well as providing practical information about how you can solve real-world problems. White-Hat Security Arsenal is an invaluable resource--a judicious mix of practical information and the theory behind it." --Marcus J. Ranum, CTO, NFR Security, Inc.
"White-Hat Security Arsenal ups the ante for the good guys in the arms race against computer-based crime. Like a barrage of cruise missiles, Avi's excellent book attains air superiority by leveraging smarts and advanced GPS technology to zero in on critical targets. Intended to educate and inform information security professionals with a no-nonsense, hold-the-hype approach to security, this book is a critical weapon for modern information warriors. If you wear a white hat and are on the good guys' team, buy this book. Don't go into battle without it!" --Gary McGraw, Ph.D., CTO, Cigital
How do I allow secure remote access to my site? How do I protect data on my laptop in case it's stolen? How should I configure my firewall? Will I regret using my credit card online? How will the bad guys attack? If these are some of the questions that keep you awake at night, you need to read this book.
As a computer security expert at AT&T Labs, author Avi Rubin regularly meets with IT staffs from all types of companies. When asked to recommend resource material to his customers, Rubin realized that there just wasn't a book on the market that would give them concise, direct answers to all their security questions. So he wrote one.
Using a problem-oriented approach, Rubin walks you through everything from protecting against network threats to using credit cards on the Web. Each chapter begins with a problem statement, continues with a description of the threat, explains the technologies involved, and then offers solutions. Chapters conclude with one or more case studies. You'll find easy-to-understand information that will help you
- Identify the risks
- Put attacks in perspective
- Store information securely
- Perform reliable and secure backups
- Transfer information securely across hostile networks
- Understand Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and its limitations
- Protect against network threats
- Set up firewalls
- Deal with denial of service attacks
- Understand online commerce and privacy
Whether you are an IT professional, a system administrator, an academic, or simply a regular Internet user, White-Hat Security Arsenal is full of information you can't afford to miss.