Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response [NOOK Book]

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Network security is not simply about building impenetrable walls — determined attackers will eventually overcome traditional defenses. The most effective computer security strategies integrate network security monitoring (NSM): the collection and analysis of data to help you detect and respond to intrusions.

In The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, Mandiant CSO Richard Bejtlich shows you how to use NSM to add a robust layer of ...
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Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response

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Overview

Network security is not simply about building impenetrable walls — determined attackers will eventually overcome traditional defenses. The most effective computer security strategies integrate network security monitoring (NSM): the collection and analysis of data to help you detect and respond to intrusions.

In The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, Mandiant CSO Richard Bejtlich shows you how to use NSM to add a robust layer of protection around your networks — no prior experience required. To help you avoid costly and inflexible solutions, he teaches you how to deploy, build, and run an NSM operation using open source software and vendor-neutral tools.

You'll learn how to:

Determine where to deploy NSM platforms, and size them for the monitored networks
Deploy stand-alone or distributed NSM installations
Use command line and graphical packet analysis tools, and NSM consoles
Interpret network evidence from server-side and client-side intrusions
Integrate threat intelligence into NSM software to identify sophisticated adversaries
There’s no foolproof way to keep attackers out of your network. But when they get in, you’ll be prepared. The Practice of Network Security Monitoring will show you how to build a security net to detect, contain, and control them. Attacks are inevitable, but losing sensitive
data shouldn't be.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593275341
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 927,364
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Bejtlich is Chief Security Officer at Mandiant and was previously Director of Incident Response for General Electric, where he built and led the 40-member GE Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT). He is a graduate of Harvard University and the United States Air Force Academy. Bejtlich’s previous works include The Tao of Network Security Monitoring, Extrusion Detection, and Real Digital Forensics (all from Addison-Wesley). He writes on his blog (taosecurity.blogspot.com) and on Twitter as @taosecurity
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Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword

Preface

Getting Started

Chapter 1: Network Security Monitoring Rationale

Chapter 2: Collecting Network Traffic: Access, Storage, and Management

Security Onion Deployment

Chapter 3: Stand-alone NSM Deployment and Installation

Chapter 4: Distributed Deployment

Chapter 5: SO Platform Housekeeping

Tools

Chapter 6: Command Line Packet Analysis Tools

Chapter 7: Graphical Packet Analysis Tools

Chapter 8: NSM Consoles

NSM in Action

Chapter 9: NSM Operations

Chapter 10: Server-side Compromise

Chapter 11: Client-side Compromise

Chapter 12: Extending SO

Chapter 13: Proxies and Checksums

Conclusion

SO Scripts and Configuration

Colophon

Updates

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