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´´Critical Security Studies introduces students to the sub-field through a detailed yet accessible survey of evolving approaches and key issues. This new edition contains two new chapters and has been fully revised and updated. Written in an accessible and clear manner, Critical Security Studies: - offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to critical security studies - locates critical security studies within the broader context of social and political theory - evaluates fundamental theoretical positions within critical security studies in application to key issues. The book is divided into two main parts. The first part, ´Approaches´, surveys the newly extended and contested theoretical terrain of critical security studies: Critical Theory, Feminism and gender theory, Postcolonialism, Poststructuralism and Securitization theory. The second part, ´Issues´, then illustrates these various theoretical approaches against the backdrop of a diverse range of issues in contemporary security practices, from environmental, human and homeland security to border security, technology and warfare, and the War against Terrorism. This edition also includes new chapters on Constructivist theories (Part I) and health (Part II). The historical and geographical scope of the book is deliberately broad and readers are introduced to a number of key illustrative case studies. Each of the chapters in Part II concretely illustrate one or more of the approaches discussed in Part I, with clear internal referencing allowingthe text to act as a holistic learning tool for students. This book is essential reading for upper-level students of Critical Security Studies, and an important resource for students of International/Global Security, Political Theory and International Relations´´--
Computer Software is an integral part of modern society. Companies rely on applications to manage client information, payment data, and inventory tracking. Consumers use software for a variety of different reasons as well--to manage their daily lives, to communicate with friends and family, and to browse resources made available on the internet, to name a few. With such a heavy reliance on software in our society, questions surrounding the security of the pieces of software performing these various tasks begin to arise. Is the software we are using really secure? How can we verify that it is? And what are the implications of a particular application being compromised? These are some of the questions that this book attempts to address. This book sheds light on the theory and practice of code auditing--how to rip apart an application and discover security vulnerabilities, whether they be simple or subtle, and how to assess the danger that each vulnerability represents. Product Description ´´There are a number of secure programming books on the market, but none that go as deep as this one. The depth and detail exceeds all books that I know about by an order of magnitude.´´ -Halvar Flake, CEO and head of research, SABRE Security GmbH The Definitive Insider´s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer. Drawing on their extraordinary experience, they introduce a start-to-finish methodology for ´´ripping apart´´ applications to reveal even the most subtle and well-hidden security flaws. The Art of Software Security Assessment covers the full spectrum of software vulnerabilities in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments. It demonstrates how to audit security in applications of all sizes and functions, including network and Web software. Moreover, it teaches using extensive examples of real code drawn from past flaws in many of the industry´s highest-profile applications . Coverage includes . Code auditing: theory, practice, proven methodologies, and secrets of the trade . Bridging the gap between secure software design and post-implementation review . Performing architectural assessment: design review, threat modeling, and operational review . Identifying vulnerabilities related to memory management, data types, and malformed data . UNIX/Linux assessment: privileges, files, and processes . Windows-specific issues, including objects and the filesystem . Auditing interprocess communication, synchronization, and state . Evaluating network software: IP stacks, firewalls, and common application protocols . Auditing Web applications and technologies This book is an unprecedented resource for everyone who must deliver secure software or assure the safety of existing software: consultants, security specialists, developers, QA staff, testers, and administrators alike. Contents ABOUT THE AUTHORS xv PREFACE xvii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxi I Introduction to Software Security Assessment 1 SOFTWARE VULNERABILITY FUNDAMENTALS 3 2 DESIGN REVIEW 25 3 OPERATIONAL REVIEW 67 4 APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS 91 II Software Vulnerabilities 5 MEMORY CORRUPTION 167 6 C LANGUAGE ISSUES 203 7 PROGRAM BUILDING BLOCKS 297 8 STRINGS ANDMETACHARACTERS 387 9 UNIX I: PRIVILEGES AND FILES 459 10 UNIX II: PROCESSES 559 11 WINDOWS I: OBJECTS AND THE FILE SYSTEM 625 12 WINDOWS II: INTERPROCESS COMMUNICATION 685 13 SYNCHRONIZATION AND STATE 755 III Software Vulnerabilities in Practice 14 NETWORK PROTOCOLS 829 15 FIREWALLS 891 16 NETWORK APPLICATION PROTOCOLS 921 17 WEB APPLICATIONS 1007 18 WEB TECHNOLOGIES 1083 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1125 INDEX 1129 Backcover ´´There are a number of secure programming books on the market, but none that go as deep as this one. The depth and detail exceeds all books that I know about by an order of magnitude.´´ -Halvar Flake, CEO and head of research, SABRE Security GmbH The Definitive Insider´s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer.
This book gives a detailed overview of SIP specific securityissues and how to solve them While the standards and products for VoIP and SIP services havereached market maturity, security and regulatory aspects of suchservices are still being discussed. SIP itself specifies only abasic set of security mechanisms that cover a subset of possiblesecurity issues. In this book, the authors survey important aspectsof securing SIP-based services. This encompasses a description ofthe problems themselves and the standards-based solutions for suchproblems. Where a standards-based solution has not been defined,the alternatives are discussed and the benefits and constraints ofthe different solutions are highlighted. Key Features: * Will help the readers to understand the actual problems ofusing and developing VoIP services, and to distinguish between realproblems and the general hype of VoIP security * Discusses key aspects of SIP security includingauthentication, integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiation andsignalling * Assesses the real security issues facing users of SIP, anddetails the latest theoretical and practical solutions to SIPSecurity issues * Covers secure SIP access, inter-provider secure communication,media security, security of the IMS infrastructures as well as VoIPservices vulnerabilities and countermeasures againstDenial-of-Service attacks and VoIP spam This book will be of interest to IT staff involved in deployingand developing VoIP, service users of SIP, network engineers,designers and managers. Advanced undergraduate and graduatestudents studying data/voice/multimedia communications as well asresearchers in academia and industry will also find this bookvaluable.
Leverage Wireshark, Lua and Metasploit to solve any security challenge Wireshark is arguably one of the most versatile networking tools available, allowing microscopic examination of almost any kind of network activity. This book is designed to help you quickly navigate and leverage Wireshark effectively, with a primer for exploring the Wireshark Lua API as well as an introduction to the Metasploit Framework. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to any Infosec position, providing detailed, advanced content demonstrating the full potential of the Wireshark tool. Coverage includes the Wireshark Lua API, Networking and Metasploit fundamentals, plus important foundational security concepts explained in a practical manner. You are guided through full usage of Wireshark, from installation to everyday use, including how to surreptitiously capture packets using advanced MiTM techniques. Practical demonstrations integrate Metasploit and Wireshark demonstrating how these tools can be used together, with detailed explanations and cases that illustrate the concepts at work. These concepts can be equally useful if you are performing offensive reverse engineering or performing incident response and network forensics. Lua source code is provided, and you can download virtual lab environments as well as PCAPs allowing them to follow along and gain hands on experience. The final chapter includes a practical case study that expands upon the topics presented to provide a cohesive example of how to leverage Wireshark in a real world scenario. * Understand the basics of Wireshark and Metasploit within the security space * Integrate Lua scripting to extend Wireshark and perform packet analysis * Learn the technical details behind common network exploitation * Packet analysis in the context of both offensive and defensive security research Wireshark is the standard network analysis tool used across many industries due to its powerful feature set and support for numerous protocols. When used effectively, it becomes an invaluable tool for any security professional, however the learning curve can be steep. Climb the curve more quickly with the expert insight and comprehensive coverage in Wireshark for Security Professionals. Master Wireshark to solve real-world security problems If you don´t already use Wireshark for a wide range of information security tasks, you will after this book. Mature and powerful, Wireshark is commonly used to find root cause of challenging network issues. This book extends that power to information security professionals, complete with a downloadable, virtual lab environment. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to essentially any InfoSec role. Whether into network security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, or penetration testing, this book demonstrates Wireshark through relevant and useful examples. Master Wireshark through both lab scenarios and exercises. Early in the book, a virtual lab environment is provided for the purpose of getting hands-on experience with Wireshark. Wireshark is combined with two popular platforms: Kali, the security-focused Linux distribution, and the Metasploit Framework, the open-source framework for security testing. Lab-based virtual systems generate network traffic for analysis, investigation and demonstration. In addition to following along with the labs you will be challenged with end-of-chapter exercises to expand on covered material. Lastly, this book explores Wireshark with Lua, the light-weight programming language. Lua allows you to extend and customize Wireshark´s features for your needs as a security professional. Lua source code is available both in the book and online. Lua code and lab source code are available online through GitHub, which the book also introduces. The book´s final two chapters greatly draw on Lua and TShark, the command-line interface of Wireshark. By the end of the book you will gain the following: * Master the basics of Wireshark * Explore the virtual w4sp-lab environment that mimics a real-world network * Gain experience using the Debian-based Kali OS among other systems * Understand the technical details behind network attacks * Execute exploitation and grasp offensive and defensive activities, exploring them through Wireshark * Employ Lua to extend Wireshark features and create useful scripts To sum up, the book
This book investigates the links between human trafficking and national security in Southern Africa. Human trafficking violates borders, supports organised crime and corrupts border officials, and yet policymakers rarely view the persistence of human trafficking as a security issue. Adopting an expanded conceptualisation of security to encompass the individual as well as the state, Richard Obinna Iroanya lays the groundwork for understanding human trafficking as a security threat. He outlines the conditions and patterns of human trafficking globally before moving into detailed case studies of South Africa and Mozambique. Together, these case studies bring into focus the lives of the ´hidden population´ in the region, with analysis and policy recommendations for combating a global phenomenon.
With clear explanations and detailed subject review this concise guide prepares you to pass the unarmed security examination. Offered by private security companies, unarmed security schools and state licensing authorities, the exam tests the participants´ knowledge of security industry best practices, report taking, licensing laws and much more. Upon completion of this guide, listeners are given access to the free online practice testing engine and are allowed to retake the practice test as many times as necessary. The guide is the official unarmed test prep of The Security Officer Network. It is a must have for any officer who plans to take the test or just wants to brush up on his or her security knowledge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JW Murphey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106475/bk_acx0_106475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get a second stream of income without getting a second job! For anyone looking for a practical blueprint for creating an additional stream of home-based income, Double Your Income with Network Marketing is for you. This book offers a fresh look at the home-based business industry, offering an original step-by-step plan for home-business success that includes a detailed look at the network marketing industry. By combining specific, turnkey strategies with inspiring stories of successful home-based entrepreneurs, listeners will move through the author´s ´´success blueprint´´ learning: How to double your Income with network marketing How to create an outline and blueprint for successHow to create financial security in just a few focused hours a week Ways to turn a hobby or interest into a thriving home business This book reveals the freedom that a home business/internet marketing lifestyle can provide. Job security is dead.... Join the many new entrepreneurs who are firing their boss in favor of the more flexible and healthier home business lifestyle.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Scully. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004722/bk_adbl_004722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to hack! Below are sample topics covered in this audiobook: Hacking into computers and smartphones Ethical hacking Scanning your systems Pinpointing specific vulnerabilities The best tools for each kind of hacking Cracking encryption Flaws in websites and applications Attacking with frameworks Penetration testing Linux Step-by-step commands to perform Phishing Advantages and disadvantages of WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc. Other wireless hacking resources And various other subjects related to hacking If you really want to learn more about hacking, then this audiobook will definitely provide you with detailed information as well as other resources you can learn from. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dalan E Decker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114624/bk_acx0_114624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.