From the Back Cover
Overcome Your Fastest-Growing Security Problem: Internal, Client-Based Attacks
Today's most devastating security attacks are launched from within the company, by intruders who have compromised your users' Web browsers, e-mail and chat clients, and other Internet-connected software. Hardening your network perimeter won't solve this problem. You must systematically protect client software and monitor the traffic it generates.
"Extrusion Detection" is a comprehensive guide to preventing, detecting, and mitigating security breaches from the inside out. Top security consultant Richard Bejtlich offers clear, easy-to-understand explanations of today's client-based threats and effective, step-by-step solutions, demonstrated against real traffic and data. You will learn how to assess threats from internal clients, instrument networks to detect anomalies in outgoing traffic, architect networks to resist internal attacks, and respond effectively when attacks occur.
Bejtlich's "The Tao of Network Security Monitoring" earned acclaim as the definitive guide to overcoming external threats. Now, in "Extrusion Detection," he brings the same level of insight to defending against today's rapidly emerging internal threats. Whether you're an architect, analyst, engineer, administrator, or IT manager, you face a new generation of security risks. Get this book and protect yourself.
Coverage includesArchitecting defensible networks with pervasive awareness: theory, techniques, and tools Defending against malicious sites, Internet Explorer exploitations, bots, Trojans, worms, and moreDissecting session and full-content data to reveal unauthorized activityImplementing effective Layer 3 network access controlResponding to internal attacks, including step-by-step network forensics Assessing your network's current ability to resist internal attacksSetting reasonable corporate access policiesDetailed case studies, including the discovery of internal and IRC-based bot netsAdvanced extrusion detection: from data collection to host and vulnerability enumeration About the Web Site
Get book updates and network security news at Richard Bejtlich's popular blog, taosecurity.blogspot.com, and his Web site, www.bejtlich.net.
About the Author
Richard Bejtlich is founder of TaoSecurity, a company that helps clients detect, contain, and remediate intrusions using Network Security Monitoring (NSM) principles. He was formerly a principal consultant at Foundstone--performing incident response, emergency NSM, and security research and training--and created NSM operations for ManTech International Corporation and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. For three years, Bejtlich defended U.S. information assets as a captain in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT). Formally trained as an intelligence officer, he is a graduate of Harvard University and of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has authored or coauthored several security books, including The Tao of Network Security Monitoring (Addison-Wesley, 2004).