Essential information for anyone wanting to protect Internet-connected computers from unauthorized access. Includes:
- thorough discussion of security-related aspects of TCP/IP;
- step-by-step plans for setting up firewalls;
- hacking and monitoring tools the authors have built to rigorously test and maintain firewalls;
- pointers to public domain security tools on the net;
- first-hand step-by-step accounts of battles with the "Berferd" hackers; and
- practical discussions of the legal aspects of security.
Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker gives invaluable advice and practical tools for protecting our computers. You will learn how to plan and execute a security strategy that will thwart the most determined and sophisticated of hackers, while still allowing your company easy access to Internet services. In particular, the authors show step-by-step how to set up a "firewall" gateway - a dedicated computer equipped with safeguards that acts as a single, more easily defended, Internet connection. They even include a description of their most recent gateway, the tools they used to build it, and the hacker attacks they devised to test it. In addition, there is vital information on cryptography, a description of the tools used by hackers, and the legal implications of computer security. With Firewalls and Internet Security, anyone will be well equipped to provide their organization with effective protection from the wily Internet hacker. -- Midwest Book Review