Open Source Security Tools: Practical Guide to Security Applications
by Tony Howlett
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR 2004
Number of pages: 600
Written with the harried IT manager in mind, Open Source Security Tools is a practical, hands-on introduction to open source security tools. Seasoned security expert Tony Howlett has reviewed the overwhelming assortment of these free and low-cost solutions to provide you with the “best of breed” for all major areas of information security. Inside, you’ll find everything from how to harden Linux and Windows systems to how to investigate breaches with Sleuth Kit, Autopsy Forensic Browser, and Forensic Tool Kit. For each security task described, the author reviews the best open source tools and how to use them and also provides a case study and sample implementation.
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- U.S. Government Printing Office
The report focuses on policy issues in three areas: 1) national cryptography policy, including federal information processing standards; 2)guidance on safeguarding unclassified information in federal agencies; 3)legal issues and information security.
by Gordon Fyodor Lyon - Nmap Project
The official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. This book suits all levels of security and networking professionals.
Ethical hacking, which encompasses methodical penetration testing, white hat hacking, and vulnerability testing -- involves the same tools, tricks, and techniques that criminal hackers use, but with the target's permission in a professional setting.
From the table of contents: Introduction (Code, Cipher, Cryptography); Stream Ciphers (Stream cipher, Rotor machine, Stream cipher attack, ...); Public Key Systems; System Identification and Clustering; Security; Telecommunication Networks.