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This is the Mobipocket version of the print book. ´´When it comes to software security, the devil is in the details. This book tackles the details.´´ --Bruce Schneier, CTO and founder, Counterpane, and author of Beyond Fear and Secrets and Lies ´´McGraw´s book shows you how to make the ´culture of security´ part of your development lifecycle.´´ --Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor ´´McGraw is leading the charge in software security. His advice is as straightforward as it is actionable. If your business relies on software (and whose doesn´t), buy this book and post it up on the lunchroom wall.´´ --Avi Rubin, Director of the NSF ACCURATE Center; Professor, Johns Hopkins University; and coauthor of Firewalls and Internet Security Beginning where the best-selling book Building Secure Software left off, Software Security teaches you how to put software security into practice.The software security best practices, or touchpoints, described in this book have their basis in good software engineering and involve explicitly pondering security throughout the software development lifecycle. This means knowing and understanding common risks (including implementation bugsand architectural flaws), designing for security, and subjecting all software artifacts to thorough, objective risk analyses and testing. Software Security is about putting the touchpoints to work for you. Because you can apply these touchpoints to the software artifacts you already produce as you develop software, you can adopt this book´s methods without radically changing the way you work. Inside you´ll find detailed explanations of Risk management frameworks and processes Code review using static analysis tools Architectural risk analysis Penetration testing Security testing Abuse case development In addition to the touchpoints, Software Security covers knowledge management, training and awareness, and enterprise-level software security programs. Now that the world agrees that software security is central to computer security, it is time to put philosophy into practice. Create your own secure development lifecycle by enhancing your existing software development lifecycle with the touchpoints described in this book. Let this expert author show you how to build more secure software by building security in. This is the Mobipocket version of the print book. When it comes to software security, the devil is in the details. This book tackles the details. --Bruce Schneier, CTO and founder, Counterpane, and author of Beyond Fear and Secrets and Lies McGraw´s book shows you how to make the ´culture of security´ part of your development lifecycle. --Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor McGraw is leading the charge in software security. His advice is as straightforward as it is actionable. If your business relies on software (and whose doesn´t), buy this book and post it up on the lunchroom wall. --Avi Rubin, Director of the NSF ACCURATE Center; Professor, Johns Hopkins University; and coauthor of Firewalls and Internet Security Beginning where the best-selling book Building Secure Software left off, Software Security teaches you how to put software security into practice.The software security best practices, or touchpoints, described in this book have their basis in good software engineering and involve explicitly pondering security throughout the software development lifecycle. This means knowing and understanding common risks (including implementation bugsand architectural flaws), designing for security, and subjecting all software artifacts to thorough, objective risk analyses and testing. Software Security is about putting the touchpoints to work for you. Because you can apply these touchpoints to the software artifacts you already produce as you develop software, you can adopt this book´s methods without radically changing the way you work. Inside you´ll find detailed explanations of Risk management frameworks and processes Code review using static analysis tools Architectural risk analysis Penetration testing Security testing Abuse case development In addition to the touchpoints, Software Security covers knowledge management, training and awareness, and enterprise-level software security programs. Now that the world agrees that software security is central to computer security, it is time to put philosophy into practice. Create your own secure development lifecycle by enhancing your existing software development
´´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.
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.
The intensive search for a more secure operating system has often left everyday, production computers far behind their experimental, research cousins. Now SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) dramatically changes this. This best-known and most respected security-related extension to Linux embodies the key advances of the security field. Better yet, SELinux is available in widespread and popular distributions of the Linux operating system--including for Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE--all of it free and open source.SELinux emerged from research by the National Security Agency and implements classic strong-security measures such as role-based access controls, mandatory access controls, and fine-grained transitions and privilege escalation following the principle of least privilege. It compensates for the inevitable buffer overflows and other weaknesses in applications by isolating them and preventing flaws in one application from spreading to others. The scenarios that cause the most cyber-damage these days--when someone gets a toe-hold on a computer through a vulnerability in a local networked application, such as a Web server, and parlays that toe-hold into pervasive control over the computer system--are prevented on a properly administered SELinux system.The key, of course, lies in the words ´´properly administered.´´ A system administrator for SELinux needs a wide range of knowledge, such as the principles behind the system, how to assign different privileges to different groups of users, how to change policies to accommodate new software, and how to log and track what is going on. And this is where SELinux is invaluable. Author Bill McCarty, a security consultant who has briefed numerous government agencies, incorporates his intensive research into SELinux into this small but information-packed book. Topics include: * A readable and concrete explanation of SELinux concepts and the SELinux security model * Installation instructions for numerous distributions * Basic system and user administration * A detailed dissection of the SELinux policy language * Examples and guidelines for altering and adding policies With SELinux, a high-security computer is within reach of any system administrator. If you want an effective means of securing your Linux system--and who doesn´t?--this book provides the means.
Comprehensive coverage of the new CASP+ exam, with hands-on practice and interactive study tools The CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-003, Third Edition, offers invaluable preparation for exam CAS-003. Covering 100 percent of the exam objectives, this book provides expert walk-through of essential security concepts and processes to help you tackle this challenging exam with full confidence. Practical examples and real-world insights illustrate critical topics and show what essential practices look like on the ground, while detailed explanations of technical and business concepts give you the background you need to apply identify and implement appropriate security solutions. End-of-chapter reviews help solidify your understanding of each objective, and cutting-edge exam prep software features electronic flashcards, hands-on lab exercises, and hundreds of practice questions to help you test your knowledge in advance of the exam. The next few years will bring a 45-fold increase in digital data, and at least one third of that data will pass through the cloud. The level of risk to data everywhere is growing in parallel, and organizations are in need of qualified data security professionals; the CASP+ certification validates this in-demand skill set, and this book is your ideal resource for passing the exam. Master cryptography, controls, vulnerability analysis, and network security Identify risks and execute mitigation planning, strategies, and controls Analyze security trends and their impact on your organization Integrate business and technical components to achieve a secure enterprise architecture CASP+ meets the ISO 17024 standard, and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is also compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). As such, this career-building credential makes you in demand in the marketplace and shows that you are qualified to address enterprise-level security concerns. The CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-003, Third Edition, is the preparation resource you need to take the next big step for your career and pass with flying colors.
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.