Secure Your Network for Free

ISBN-10: 1597491233
ISBN-13: 9781597491235
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This is the only book to clearly demonstrate how to get big dollar security for your network using freely available tools. This is a must have book for any company or person with a limited budget. Network security is in a constant struggle for budget to get things done. Upper management wants thing to be secure but doesnt want to pay for it. With this book as a guide, everyone can get what they want. The examples and information will be of immense value to every small business. It will explain security principles and then demonstrate how to achieve them using only freely available software. * Teachers you how to implement best of breed security using tools for free * Ideal for anyone recomending and implementing new technologies within the company * Companion Web site contains dozens of working scripts and tools

Presenting the Business Case for Free Solutions
Introduction
The Costs of Using Free Security Solutions
Training Costs
Hardware Costs
Consulting Costs
Hidden Costs
The Savings of Using Free Security Solutions
Purchase Costs
Maintenance Costs
Customization Costs
Comparing Free Solutions with Commercial Solutions
Strengths of Free Solutions
Weaknesses of Free Solutions
Evaluating Individual Solutions
"Selling" a Free Solution
Selling by Doing
Presenting a Proposal
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Protecting Your Perimeter
Introduction
Firewall Types
Firewall Architectures
Screened Subnet
One-Legged
True DMZ
Implementing Firewalls
Hardware versus Software Firewalls
Configuring netfilter
Choosing a Linux Version
Choosing Installation Media
Linux Firewall Operation
Configuration Examples
GUIs
Smoothwall
Configuring Windows Firewall
Providing Secure Remote Access
Providing VPN Access
Using Windows as a VPN Concentrator
iPig
OpenSSL VPN
Providing a Remote Desktop
Windows Terminal Services
VNC
Using the X Window System
Providing a Remote Shell
Using Secure Shell
Using a Secure Shell GUI Client
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Protecting Network Resources
Introduction
Performing Basic Hardening
Defining Policy
Access Controls
Authentication
Authorization
Auditing
Hardening Windows Systems
General Hardening Steps
Users and Groups
File-Level Access Controls
Additional Steps
Using Microsoft Group Policy Objects
Account Lockout Policy
Audit Policy
User Rights Assignment
Hardening Linux Systems
General Hardening Steps
Users and Groups
File-Level Access Controls
Using the Bastille Hardening Script
Using SELinux
Hardening Infrastructure Devices
Patching Systems
Patching Windows Systems
Patching Linux Systems
Personal Firewalls
Windows Firewall
Netfilter Firewall
Configuring TCP Wrappers
Providing Antivirus and Antispyware Protection
Antivirus Software
Clam AntiVirus
Using Online Virus Scanners
Antispyware Software
Microsoft Windows Defender
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
Encrypting Sensitive Data
EFS
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
Introduction
Intrusion Detection Systems
Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
Hardware Requirements
Placing Your NIDS
Configuring Snort on a Windows System
Installing Snort
Configuring Snort Options
Using a Snort GUI Front End
Configuring IDS Policy Manager
Configuring Snort on a Linux System
Configuring Snort Options
Using a GUI Front End for Snort
Basic Analysis and Security Engine
Other Snort Add-Ons
Using Oinkmaster
Additional Research
Demonstrating Effectiveness
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Managing Event Logs
Introduction
Generating Windows Event Logs
Using Group Policy to Generate Windows Events Logs
Generating Custom Windows Event Log Entries
Collecting Windows Event Logs
Analyzing Windows Event Logs
Generating Syslog Event Logs
Windows Syslog
Generating Syslog Events
Receiving Syslog Events
Linux Syslog
Generating Syslog Events
Encrypting Syslog Traffic
Receiving Syslog Events on a Linux Host
Analyzing Syslog Logs on Windows and Linux
Windows Log Analysis
Linux Log Analysis
Securing Your Event Logs
Ensuring Chain of Custody
Ensuring Log Integrity
Applying Your Knowledge
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Testing and Auditing Your Systems
Introduction
Taking Inventory
Locating and Identifying Systems
Nmap
Super Scanner
Angry IP Scanner
Scanline
Special-Purpose Enumerators
Locating Wireless Systems
Network Stumbler
Documentation
Network Topology Maps
Access Request Forms
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans
IT Security Policies/Standards/Procedures
Vulnerability Scanning
Nessus
Running Nessus on Windows
Running Nessus on Linux
X-Scan
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
OSSTMM
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Network Reporting and Troubleshooting
Introduction
Reporting on Bandwidth Usage and Other Metrics
Collecting Data for Analysis
Understanding SNMP
Configuring Multi Router Traffic Grapher
Configuring MZL & Novatech TrafficStatistic
Configuring PRTG Traffic Grapher
Configuring ntop
Enabling SNMP on Windows Hosts
Enabling SNMP on Linux Hosts
Troubleshooting Network Problems
Using a GUI Sniffer
Using a Command-Line Sniffer
Additional Troubleshooting Tools
Netcat
Tracetcp
Netstat
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Security as an Ongoing Process
Introduction
Patch Management
Network Infrastructure Devices
Operating System Patches
Application Patches
Change Management
Change Causes Disruption
Inadequate Documentation Can Exacerbate Problems
Change Management Strategy
Antivirus
Antispyware
Intrusion Detection Systems
Vulnerability Scanning
Vulnerability Management Cycle
Roles and Responsibilities
Penetration Testing
Obtaining the Support of Senior Management
Clarify What You Are Buying
Policy Review
Physical Security
Cert Team
Summary
Solutions Fast Track
Frequently Asked Questions
Index

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