breaking into information security

Breaking Into Information Security
Author: Josh More
Publisher: Syngress
Release Date: 2015-12-05
Pages: 268
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Whether you want to break into information security, move from one job to another, or transition into management, Breaking into Information Security will help. No other book surveys all the different jobs available in the industry, frankly discusses the positives and negatives of each, and what you need to learn to get into and out of each role. Unlike books that focus on a specific skill set or on how to gain a certification or get a job, this book encompasses the "big picture," including why certifications, if any, are worthwhile for you. In a profession where new career paths aren’t always clear, Breaking into Information Security will teach you how to identify where you are in your career today, understand where you wish to go, and provide proven methods to get there. From entry-level jobs to the extremely specific skills needed to be an InfoSec consultant, this book covers it all, including in-job skill building, working within the community, and building your skills after hours. If you are seeking to advance in the highly competitive field of information security, this book will give you the edge you need to break in. The most practical guide to starting your career in information security, or advancing to the next level Presented in a “level-up gaming framework for career progression, with a “Learn, Do, Teach approach through three tiers of InfoSec jobs Provides examples of specific roles and career paths in each job tier so you can identify and max out skills for the role you want Learn how to advance to management and training roles, as well as the specific skills you need to become an independent consultant Find out about career "booster paths" to help you advance your career at high speed

Exam Prep For  Breaking Into Information Security
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Information Technology For Energy Managers
Author: Barney L. Capehart
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-11-07
Pages: 426
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Covering the basic concepts and principles of Information Technology (IT), this book gives energy managers the knowledge they need to supervise the IT work of a consultant or a vendor. The book provides the necessary information for the energy manager to successfully purchase, install, and operate complex, Web-based energy information and control systems. Filled with comprehensive information, this book addresses the most significant concepts and principles that the typical energy or facility manager might need with emphasis on computer networking, use of facility operation databases, and sharing data using the Web and the TCP/IP communications protocol.

Penetration Testing Basics
Author: Ric Messier
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Pages: 115
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Learn how to break systems, networks, and software in order to determine where the bad guys might get in. Once the holes have been determined, this short book discusses how they can be fixed. Until they have been located, they are exposures to your organization. By reading Penetration Testing Basics, you'll gain the foundations of a simple methodology used to perform penetration testing on systems and networks for which you are responsible. What You Will Learn Identify security vulnerabilities Use some of the top security tools to identify holes Read reports from testing tools Spot and negate common attacks Identify common Web-based attacks and exposures as well as recommendations for closing those holes Who This Book Is For Anyone who has some familiarity with computers and an interest in information security and penetration testing.

Breaking In  A Practical Guide To Starting A Career In Information Security
Author: Ayman Elsawah
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2019-01-22
Pages: 118
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Are you NEW to the Information Security field? LOST trying to figure a way to get a job as a Security Analyst? OVERWHELMED by all the information out there and not sure where to start? Can't afford $$$$ for certifications? If so, this book is for you. In this book, you will learn: The Information Security Culture Different jobs in the Information Security Field The passion needed to be auccessful in the field What life is like as an Information Security Professional How to find the information you're looking for Next steps to educate yourself This book is designed to be the first book on your journey into a career in Information Security.This book is for: Those looking for a career in Information Security Those looking to service the Information Security industry and want to understand more about it Those who have been given the responsibility of Infosec (accidentally or not) and would like a primer on it From the Author: I have been asked time and again how to get into the field. If you sat me down for a couple hours, this is exactly what I would say. I tried to make this book as concise as possible so that it's easy to consume. Everyone's experience is different, so it's hard to put you in a mold, which is why I have the podcast to go along with it. The Podcast is a free resource anyone in the world can use to learn from other's experiences. Ayman Elsawah is the Host of the Getting Into Infosec Podcast (gettingintoinfosec.com)

Building An Information Security Awareness Program
Author: Bill Gardner
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Pages: 214
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The best defense against the increasing threat of social engineering attacks is Security Awareness Training to warn your organization's staff of the risk and educate them on how to protect your organization's data. Social engineering is not a new tactic, but Building an Security Awareness Program is the first book that shows you how to build a successful security awareness training program from the ground up. Building an Security Awareness Program provides you with a sound technical basis for developing a new training program. The book also tells you the best ways to garner management support for implementing the program. Author Bill Gardner is one of the founding members of the Security Awareness Training Framework. Here, he walks you through the process of developing an engaging and successful training program for your organization that will help you and your staff defend your systems, networks, mobile devices, and data. Forewords written by Dave Kennedy and Kevin Mitnick! The most practical guide to setting up a Security Awareness training program in your organization Real world examples show you how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what you can do to keep you and your data safe Learn how to propose a new program to management, and what the benefits are to staff and your company Find out about various types of training, the best training cycle to use, metrics for success, and methods for building an engaging and successful program

Information Security Management Handbook
Author: Harold F. Tipton
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2004-12-28
Pages: 578
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since 1993, the Information Security Management Handbook has served not only as an everyday reference for information security practitioners but also as an important document for conducting the intense review necessary to prepare for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) examination. Now completely revised and updated and in its fifth edition, the handbook maps the ten domains of the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge and provides a complete understanding of all the items in it. This is a ...must have... book, both for preparing for the CISSP exam and as a comprehensive, up-to-date reference.

Information Security
Author: Joe E. Ettinger
Publisher:
Release Date: 1993
Pages: 195
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Information Security Management Handbook On CD ROM  2006 Edition
Author: Micki Krause
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2006-04-06
Pages: 2036
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The need for information security management has never been greater. With constantly changing technology, external intrusions, and internal thefts of data, information security officers face threats at every turn. The Information Security Management Handbook on CD-ROM, 2006 Edition is now available. Containing the complete contents of the Information Security Management Handbook, this is a resource that is portable, linked and searchable by keyword. In addition to an electronic version of the most comprehensive resource for information security management, this CD-ROM contains an extra volume's worth of information that is not found anywhere else, including chapters from other security and networking books that have never appeared in the print editions. Exportable text and hard copies are available at the click of a mouse. The Handbook's numerous authors present the ten domains of the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ®. The CD-ROM serves as an everyday reference for information security practitioners and an important tool for any one preparing for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) ® examination. New content to this Edition: Sensitive/Critical Data Access Controls Role-Based Access Control Smartcards A Guide to Evaluating Tokens Identity Management-Benefits and Challenges An Examination of Firewall Architectures The Five "W's" and Designing a Secure Identity Based Self-Defending Network Maintaining Network Security-Availability via Intelligent Agents PBX Firewalls: Closing the Back Door Voice over WLAN Spam Wars: How to Deal with Junk E-Mail Auditing the Telephony System: Defenses against Communications Security Breaches and Toll Fraud The "Controls" Matrix Information Security Governance

Outsourcing Information Security
Author: C. Warren Axelrod
Publisher: Artech House
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 248
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This comprehensive and timely resource examines security risks related to IT outsourcing, clearly showing you how to recognize, evaluate, minimize, and manage these risks. Unique in its scope, this single volume offers you complete coverage of the whole range of IT security services and fully treats the IT security concerns of outsourcing. The book helps you deepen your knowledge of the tangible and intangible costs and benefits associated with outsourcing IT and IS functions.

Information Security  The Next Decade
Author: Sebastiaan H. Von Solms
Publisher:
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 623
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This books presents a tate-of-the-art review of current perspectives on information security. It contains the selected proceedings of the Eleventh International Information Federation for Information Processing and held in Cape Town, South Africa, May 1995. Information Security examines the information security requirements of the next decade from both research, industrial and practical viewpoints. Some of the major topics discussed include: information security and business applications, information security standards, management of information security, crytography, key management schemes and mobile computing, information security and groupware, building secure applications, open distributed security, management of information security, open distributed security, information security and business applications, access control, legal, ethical and social issues of information security.

The InfoSec Handbook
Author: Umesha Nayak
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Pages: 392
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Computer Security Handbook
Author: Arthur E. Hutt
Publisher:
Release Date: 1995-09-22
Pages: 1088
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Moving beyond the hype and controversy, this practical handbook offers sound, tested, and reliable information--written in non-technical terms--that can be put to use immediately to protect a computer system from both accidental and intentional threats, including fraud, theft, viruses, fire, water damage, and vandalism.

Management Information Systems
Author: Uma G. Gupta
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 637
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Computer Network Security And Cyber Ethics  4th Ed
Author: Joseph Migga Kizza
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date: 2001-10-15
Pages: 240
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In its 4th edition, this book remains focused on increasing public awareness of nature and motives of cyber vandalism, the weaknesses inherent in cyberspace infrastructure, and the means available to protect ourselves and our society. The new addition aims to integrate security education and awareness with morality and ethics. In all, the security of information in general and of computer networks in particular, on which our national critical infrastructure and, indeed, our lives depend, is based squarely on the individuals who build the hardware and design and develop the software that run the networks that store our vital information. Addressing security issues with ever-growing social networks are two new chapters: "Security of Mobile Systems" and "Security in the Cloud Infrastructure."

Information Security Fundamentals
Author: John A. Blackley
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2004-10-28
Pages: 280
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Effective security rules and procedures do not exist for their own sake-they are put in place to protect critical assets, thereby supporting overall business objectives. Recognizing security as a business enabler is the first step in building a successful program. Information Security Fundamentals allows future security professionals to gain a solid understanding of the foundations of the field and the entire range of issues that practitioners must address. This book enables students to understand the key elements that comprise a successful information security program and eventually apply these concepts to their own efforts. The book examines the elements of computer security, employee roles and responsibilities, and common threats. It examines the need for management controls, policies and procedures, and risk analysis, and also presents a comprehensive list of tasks and objectives that make up a typical information protection program. The volume discusses organizationwide policies and their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format, focusing on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, the book explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management. Information Security Fundamentals concludes by describing business continuity planning, including preventive controls, recovery strategies, and ways to conduct a business impact analysis.

Decision Support Systems
Author: Daniel J. Power
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 251
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For MIS specialists and nonspecialists alike, a comprehensive, readable, understandable guide to the concepts and applications of decision support systems.

Information Warfare And Security
Author: Dorothy Elizabeth Robling Denning
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 522
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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What individuals, corporations, and governments need to know about information-related attacks and defenses! Every day, we hear reports of hackers who have penetrated computer networks, vandalized Web pages, and accessed sensitive information. We hear how they have tampered with medical records, disrupted emergency 911 systems, and siphoned money from bank accounts. Could information terrorists, using nothing more than a personal computer, cause planes to crash, widespread power blackouts, or financial chaos? Such real and imaginary scenarios, and our defense against them, are the stuff of information warfare-operations that target or exploit information media to win some objective over an adversary. Dorothy E. Denning, a pioneer in computer security, provides in this book a framework for understanding and dealing with information-based threats: computer break-ins, fraud, sabotage, espionage, piracy, identity theft, invasions of privacy, and electronic warfare. She describes these attacks with astonishing, real examples, as in her analysis of information warfare operations during the Gulf War. Then, offering sound advice for security practices and policies, she explains countermeasures that are both possible and necessary. You will find in this book: A comprehensive and coherent treatment of offensive and defensive information warfare, identifying the key actors, targets, methods, technologies, outcomes, policies, and laws; A theory of information warfare that explains and integrates within a single framework operations involving diverse actors and media; An accurate picture of the threats, illuminated by actual incidents; A description of information warfare technologies and their limitations, particularly the limitations of defensive technologies. Whatever your interest or role in the emerging field of information warfare, this book will give you the background you need to make informed judgments about potential threats and our defenses against them. 0201433036B04062001

Small Business Information Security
Author: Richard Kissel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 2010-08
Pages: 16
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For some small businesses, the security of their information, systems, and networks might not be a high priority, but for their customers, employees, and trading partners it is very important. The size of a small business varies by type of business, but typically is a business or organization with up to 500 employees. In the U.S., the number of small businesses totals to over 95% of all businesses. The small business community produces around 50% of our nation¿s GNP and creates around 50% of all new jobs in our country. Small businesses, therefore, are a very important part of our nation¿s economy. This report will assist small business management to understand how to provide basic security for their information, systems, and networks. Illustrations.

Newsletter
Author: University of Michigan Computing Center
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Release Date: 1984
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