Computing & Internet Networking & Security Books

Rational Cybersecurity for Business: The Security Leaders' Guide to Business Alignment

Use the guidance in this comprehensive field guide to gain the support of your top executives for aligning a rational cybersecurity plan with your business. You will learn how to improve working relationships with stakeholders in complex digital businesses, IT, and development environments. You will know how to prioritize your security program, and motivate and retain your team.Misalignment between security and your business can start at the top at the C-suite or happen at the line of business, IT, development, or user level. It has a corrosive effect on any security project it touches. But it does not have to be like this. Author Dan Blum presents valuable lessons learned from interviews with over 70 security and business leaders. You will discover how to successfully solve issues related to: risk management, operational security, privacy protection, hybrid cloud management, security culture and user awareness, and communication challenges.This open access book presents six priority areas to focus on to maximize the effectiveness of your cybersecurity program: risk management, control baseline, security culture, IT rationalization, access control, and cyber-resilience. Common challenges and good practices are provided for businesses of different types and sizes. And more than 50 specific keys to alignment are included.What You Will LearnImprove your security culture: clarify security-related roles, communicate effectively to businesspeople, and hire, motivate, or retain outstanding security staff by creating a sense of efficacy Develop a consistent accountability model, information risk taxonomy, and risk management framework Adopt a security and risk governance model consistent with your business structure or culture, manage policy, and optimize security budgeting within the larger business unit and CIO organization IT spend Tailor a control baseline to your organization’s maturity level, regulatory requirements, scale, circumstances, and critical assets Help CIOs, Chief Digital Officers, and other executives to develop an IT strategy for curating cloud solutions and reducing shadow IT, building up DevSecOps and Disciplined Agile, and moreBalance access control and accountability approaches, leverage modern digital identity standards to improve digital relationships, and provide data governance and privacy-enhancing capabilitiesPlan for cyber-resilience: work with the SOC, IT, business groups, and external sources to coordinate incident response and to recover from outages and come back stronger Integrate your learnings from this book into a quick-hitting rational cybersecurity success plan Who This Book Is For Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other heads of security, security directors and managers, security architects and project leads, and other team members providing security leadership to your business

The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security

The InfoSec Handbook offers the reader an organized layout of information that is easily read and understood. Allowing beginners to enter the field and understand the key concepts and ideas, while still keeping the experienced readers updated on topics and concepts. It is intended mainly for beginners to the field of information security, written in a way that makes it easy for them to understand the detailed content of the book. The book offers a practical and simple view of the security practices while still offering somewhat technical and detailed information relating to security. It helps the reader build a strong foundation of information, allowing them to move forward from the book with a larger knowledge base. Security is a constantly growing concern that everyone must deal with. Whether it’s an average computer user or a highly skilled computer user, they are always confronted with different security risks. These risks range in danger and should always be dealt with accordingly. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the dangers or how to prevent them and this is where most of the issues arise in information technology (IT). When computer users do not take security into account many issues can arise from that like system compromises or loss of data and information. This is an obvious issue that is present with all computer users. This book is intended to educate the average and experienced user of what kinds of different security practices and standards exist. It will also cover how to manage security software and updates in order to be as protected as possible from all of the threats that they face.

python programming: Learn To Use Python In Hacking For Beginners In 7 Days

I want to thank you and congratulate you for purchasing the book, “Learn to Use Python in Hacking for Beginners in 7 Days”.This book has actionable information on how to start using python for hacking in as little as 7 days.According to a report (that entailed Statistics of Web Attacks) published in September 2018 by Imperva, a top cyber-security company, Python has clearly won the hearts of hackers. This makes sense when you consider the increasing number of attacks against companies coming from legitimate or malicious tools coded in Python. According to the Imperva, about 77 percent of all the sites protected by the company have been attacked by one or more tools coded in Python. Currently, serious developers and hackers often choose Python because of the advantages it provides that makes it relatively easy to code. I believe you are here because you want to learn how to understand hacking better (in seven days); undoubtedly, the best tool you can use therefore to achieve this goal (in that short period) is Python. Among other things, Python itself is easy to learn and use, and has very important features that make it very important for hacking (for instance, it contains pre-built libraries that offer lots of functionality and a great deal of modules).This book will therefore introduce you to python and its application in hacking to enable you understand better the common methodologies of hacking, how hackers exploit vulnerabilities or improve security, and ultimately be able to create your own hacking scripts to address your personal computing needs.Includes book: A Little BackgroundAdding the Python ModulesCreating Your First Password Cracker With PhythonThe First Steps Of Network Hacking (And Penetration Testing)Reconnaissance (The Hacker’s Research)Creating A Port ScannerBanner GrabbingUsing Mechanize Library For AnonymityThe ‘DNSPWN’ Wireless AttackCreating A Denial Of Service Attack And Managing/Detecting OneThe TCP handshakeThe SYN Flood AttackSpoofingCreating A SYN Flooder With PythonNote:We’ll not go through the basics of Python because my assumption is that you are already well acquainted with Python and want to learn hacking right away with as much practicality as possible. I hope you’re ready for take-off.Thanks again for purchasing this book. I hope you enjoy it!Before we begin, know that you’ve made the right choice selecting python to learn hacking.

Online Safety: Scams, SPAM, Viruses and Clouds (Cyber Security Community Book 1)

Have you ever received a phone call informing you that you have a virus on your computer, or a slow Internet connection? Have you ever wondered why you get so much SPAM? Are you concerned your computer might end up with a virus and you'll lose all your files? Does anyone know what the Cloud actually is?This guide has been compiled by the local and online community in an attempt to answer some of these questions. Its audience is primarily those who are unfamiliar with computers and technology and are worried about the security of their computer or being the subject of a scam or fraud. However, even those familiar with computers may benefit from the collection of ideas and anecdotes.Online safety is as important as safety in your home, or on the street. Our lives are being forced online (whether we like it or not), yet not all of us are comfortable in venturing onto the Internet. What's more, scammers and criminals are taking advantage of those of us who are making these first tentative steps into the world of email, Internet banking and social media. This guide will be updated as new ideas are generated, or as feedback is provided. Information on how to feedback into future versions is provided in the book.