Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM

Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM

by Russ Rogers, Ed Fuller, Greg Miles, Ted Dykstra
     
 

Network Security Evaluation provides a methodology for conducting technical security evaluations of all the critical components of a target network. The book describes how the methodology evolved and how to define the proper scope of an evaluation, including the consideration of legal issues that may arise during the evaluation. More detailed information is given

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Overview

Network Security Evaluation provides a methodology for conducting technical security evaluations of all the critical components of a target network. The book describes how the methodology evolved and how to define the proper scope of an evaluation, including the consideration of legal issues that may arise during the evaluation. More detailed information is given in later chapters about the core technical processes that need to occur to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the network’s security posture.

Ten baseline areas for evaluation are covered in detail. The tools and examples detailed within this book include both Freeware and Commercial tools that provide a detailed analysis of security vulnerabilities on the target network. The book ends with guidance on the creation of customer roadmaps to better security and recommendations on the format and delivery of the final report.

• There is no other book currently on the market that covers the National Security Agency's recommended methodology for conducting technical security evaluations
• The authors are well known in the industry for their work in developing and deploying network security evaluations using the NSA IEM
• The authors also developed the NSA's training class on this methodology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597490351
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/13/2005
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Russ Rogers (CISSP, CISM, IAM, IEM, Hon. Sc.D.), author of the popular "Hacking a Terror Network: The Silent Threat of Covert Channels" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-928994-98-5), co-author of multiple books, including the best-selling "Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-931836-05-0) and "Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM" (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-59749-035-1), and former editor-in-chief of The Security Journal, is currently a penetration tester for a federal agency and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Peak Security, Inc., a veteran-owned small business based in Colorado Springs, CO. Russ has been involved in information technology since 1980 and has spent the past 20 years working as both an IT and InfoSec consultant. Russ has worked with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other federal agencies. He is a globally renowned security expert, speaker, and author who has presented at conferences around the world in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, São Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and cities all over the United States. Russ has an honorary doctorate of science in information technology from the University of Advancing Technology, a master's degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland, a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from the University of Maryland, and an associate's degree in applied communications technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a member of ISSA and (ISC)2® (CISSP). Russ also teaches at and fills the role of professor of network security for the University of Advancing Technology (www.uat.edu).

Greg Miles,(Ph.D., CISSP#24431, CISM#0300338, IAM, IEM)is the President, and Chief Financial Officer of Security Horizon, Inc. Security Horizon is a Global, Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the IEM; Before You Start Evaluating; Setting Expectations; Scoping the Evaluation; Legal Planning Chapter; The Technical Evaluation Plan (TEP); Starting your On-Site Efforts; Enumeration Activities; Collecting the majority of vulnerabilities; Fine Tuning the Evaluation; On-Site Closing Meeting; Evaluation Analysis; Creating Measurements and Trending Results; Trending Metrics Chapter; Final Reporting Chapter; IEM Summary; Appendix A: Table of example tools for each of the 10 baseline activities; Appendix B: Sample TEP layout

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