Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions
The term cyber-security and an endless list of words prefixed with “cyber” bombard our senses daily. Widely discussed but often poorly understood, the various terms relate to computers and tine realm of information technology, the key enablers of our interrelated and interdependent world of today. Governments, private and corporate entities, and individuals are increasingly aware of the challenges and threats to a wide rang? of our everyday online activities. Worldwide reliance on computer networks to store, access, and exchange information has increased exponentially in recent years. Include the almost universal dependence on computer-operated or computer-assisted infrastructure and industrial mechanisms, and the magnitude of the relationship of cyber to our lives becomes readily apparent.
This Seventh Edition of the text provides updates on enduring issues and adds important new chapters about Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), hardware, and embedded systems. Explaining how hacks occur, what the perpetrators are doing, and how to defend against them, the authors cover the horizon of computer security. Given the popularity of nubile devices and social media, today’s netizens will find interesting reading about the vulnerabilities and insecurities of these common platforms.