Managing a Network Vulnerability Assessment / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $79.68   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Overview

The instant access that hackers have to the latest tools and techniques demands that companies become more aggressive in defending the security of their networks. Conducting a network vulnerability assessment, a self-induced hack attack, identifies the network components and faults in policies, and procedures that expose a company to the damage caused by malicious network intruders.

Managing a Network Vulnerability Assessment provides a formal framework for finding and eliminating network security threats, ensuring that no vulnerabilities are overlooked. This thorough overview focuses on the steps necessary to successfully manage an assessment, including the development of a scope statement, the understanding and proper use of assessment methodology, the creation of an expert assessment team, and the production of a valuable response report. The book also details what commercial, freeware, and shareware tools are available, how they work, and how to use them.

By following the procedures outlined in this guide, a company can pinpoint what individual parts of their network need to be hardened, and avoid expensive and unnecessary purchases.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849312700
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Information Security Lifecycle
Network Vulnerability Assessment
Do I Need to be a Technical Expert to Run an NVA?
What Level of Skill Is Needed?
Which Specific Skills Are Needed?
Can One Person Run an NVA?
Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment
Goals of Vulnerability Assessment
How Many Trees Should Die to Generate This Type of Report?
What Are Vulnerabilities?
Classes of Vulnerabilities
Elements of a Good Vulnerability Assessment

Project Scoping
General Scoping Practices
Developing the Project Overview Statement
Developing the Project Scope
Project Scope Document
Project Scope Change
Summary

Assessing Current Network Concerns
Network Vulnerability Assessment Timeline
Network Vulnerability Assessment Team (NVAT)
Threats to Computer Systems
Other Concerns
Additional Threats
Prioritizing Risks and Threats
Other Considerations
Checklists
Summary

Network Vulnerability Assessment Methodology
Methodology Purpose
Definitions
Justification
Philosophy
Top-Down Examination
Bottom-Up Examination
Network Vulnerability Assessment Methodology
The NVA Process (Step-by-Step)
Summary

Policy Review (Top-Down) Methodology
Definitions
Policy

Review Elements
Summary

Technical (Bottom-Up)
Step 1: Site Survey
Step 2: Develop a Test Plan
Step 3: Building the Toolkit
Step 4: Conduct the Assessment
Step 5: Analysis
Step 6: Documentation
Summary

Network Vulnerability Assessment Sample Report
Table of
Executive Summary
Body of the NVA Report
Summary

Summary

Appendixes
ISO17799 Self-Assessment Checklist
Window NT Server 4.0 Checklist
Network Vulnerability Assessment Checklist
Pre-NVA Checklist
Sample NVA Report
NIST Special Publications
Glossary of Terms

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)