Malware, Rootkits and Botnets

ISBN-10: 0071792066

ISBN-13: 9780071792066

Edition: 2013

Authors: Christopher C. Elisan

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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
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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: 1.386
Language: English

Michael A. Davis is chief technology officer at CounterTack. He was voted one of the "Top 25 under 25" by BusinessWeek and was a semi-finalist for Ernst and Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award.Sean M. Bodmer, CISSP, CEH, is chief researcher of Counter-Exploitation Intelligence at CounterTack and co-author of Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Threat Counter-Exploitation.Christopher C. Elisan is a seasoned reverse engineer. He frequently speaks at various security conferences around the globe and provides expert opinion on malware for leading industry and mainstream publications. He is currently the principal malware scientist at RSA.Aaron LeMasters is currently a senior security researcher at CrowdStrike and has previously worked in various research positions at Mandiant, Raytheon SI, and the Department of Defense. He specializes in Windows operating system internals.

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