Malware, Rootkits and Botnets

ISBN-10: 0071792066
ISBN-13: 9780071792066
Edition: 2013
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Description: Security smarts for the self-guided IT professionalMalware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guideexplains the nature, sophistication, and danger of malware, rootkit, and botnet threats—and the tasks essential to securing networks against such  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Security smarts for the self-guided IT professionalMalware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guideexplains the nature, sophistication, and danger of malware, rootkit, and botnet threats—and the tasks essential to securing networks against such attacks.A complete, practical resource for security and IT professionals, the book imparts the hard-learned lessons and experiences of a respected, high-profile industry analyst, and provides know-how that may otherwise take years to learn. You’ll go from a professional-beginner level to an up-and-running level of proficiency.This comprehensive guide explains the role of malware, rootkits, and botnets in the context of their early constructions and new sophistications, discussing the groups that develop and deploy malware. The book reveals the smartest techniques and most effective tools security professionals use to identify, defend, and remove malware, rootkits, and botnets from all sizes of computer networks. You’ll get an actionable, rock-solid foundation in understanding and defending networks from malware, rootkits, and botnets—from a full overview of the most effective solutions to best practices for detecting vulnerabilities and assessing threats.Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guidefeatures:Lingo—Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the jobIMHO—Frank and relevant opinions based on the author’s years of industry experienceBudget Note—Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization’s budgetIn Actual Practice—Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contextsYour Plan—Customizable checklists you can use on the job nowInto Action—Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at workStep-by-step coverage:Brief History of Malware; Cloak of the Rootkit; Rise of the Botnets; The Threat Ecosystem; The Malware Factory; Infection Vectors; The Compromised System; Understanding Your System; Identifying a Possible Threat; Mitigating a Known Threat

Christopher C. Elisan, is the media’s go-to expert when it comes to cybercrime, providing expert opinion on malware, botnets, and advanced persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications including USA Today, SC magazine, InformationWeek, Fox Business, and Dark Reading. Elisan is a senior research analyst at Damballa, Inc., a leading advanced cyber threat consultancy and security products developer. He has a long history of digital threat and malware expertise, research, and product development, including being an early pioneer of Trend Micro’s TrendLabs and his analyst-researcher role during his years with F-secure, during which founded and led F-Secure’s Asia R&D.

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