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Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense [Kindle Edition]

John Strand , Paul Asadoorian , Ethan Robish , Benjamin Donnelly
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Tired of playing catchup with hackers? Does it ever seem they have all of the cool tools? Does it seem like defending a network is just not fun?

This books introduces new cyber-security defensive tactics to annoy attackers, gain attribution and insight on who and where they are. It discusses how to attack attackers in a way which is legal and incredibly useful.

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About the Author

John Strand is a member of PaulDotCom Security Weekly, Owner of Black Hills Information Security and a instructor with the SANS Institute. Paul Asadoorian is the founder of PaulDotCom Security Weekly.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2200 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Publisher: PaulDotCom; 1 edition (June 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,395 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference but ... August 18, 2013
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Nice to read but I think it fell short on the technical side. It would have been a lot better if it included more how materials or technical references so we could use it to bulid proof of concept projects.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent read though very brief October 8, 2013
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The book expands upon the tools and concepts utilized in the active defense suite. I purchased the book, because I appreciate the work they have put into that suite. That being said, I feel the book leaves a lot to be desired. The whole book seems rushed. Typos and errors abound. I was also expecting a little more depth into legality. For those new to the idea of actively defending networks or security in general, this is still a good read. For those with a little more experience, just view the Derbycon talk and download AD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good overview of Offensive strategies September 29, 2013
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Overall this book provides a good review of high level concepts with some minor depth of what organizations can do to better protect their assets using both defensive and offensive strategies. I was just hoping for a more technical explanation, and more advanced techniques, but the book does cover what it states. I really hope that there will be a continuation of discussions and more information released regarding this topic and the future of where cyber security / warfare will bring us
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas January 31, 2014
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Really good ideas in this book that are with expanding on in enterprises. My only.complaint is the proofreading, the number of typos is annoying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New set of projects for me January 28, 2014
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great book and a great idea. There is no reason defense has to be passive and wait. This gives me a great list of projects to start with in the new year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read for a technical book December 18, 2013
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Certainly has all the geek parts but still readable for less technical (managerial?) readers. I have really enjoyed it and I'm sure you will as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool tools - Some grammar errors September 5, 2013
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This book for me was a great way to get into the field of active defense. So many times the admin is on the back foot when it comes to defending your enterprise. This book gives great real world examples and lab examples on how to implement countermeasures. I will definitely keep this book handy. I had to drop a star as throughout the book it is evident that the grammar was not reviewed. You can still make sense but this should have been addressed prior to releasing the book. Love the guys podcast though!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source for realistic countermeasures. September 4, 2013
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This book is well written and the intent of what the Author/s are trying to convey is easily understood. I was impressed by how the book addresses misconceptions regarding techniques that can be used to defend our networks. Each tool presented in the book is presented in a way that is easy to understand while also giving the reader the knowledge of appropriate use cases.

I've enjoyed attending John's SANS courses as well as his insights on the pauldtocom podcast, he is very knowledgeable and an excellent resource to learn from. Nice work.
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