Special OPs: Host and Network Security for Microsoft, Unix, and Oracle 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1931836692
ISBN-10: 9781931836692
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Editorial Reviews


... an adrenalin-pumping tour of the most critical security weaknesses today. -- Joel Scambray, Senior Director, Microsoft’s MSN

An impressive team of security professionals, led by Erik Birkholz, has drawn upon their extensive experience... --
Justin Dolly, Information Security Officer, Macromedia Justin Dolly, Information Security Officer, Macromedia

Effective, coherent strategies for managing internal systems ... a timely treasure. --
Tim DeLoach, Information Protection Manager, Sempra Energy

Special Ops has brought some of the best speakers and researchers of computer security together ... --
Jeff Moss, President & CEO, Black Hat, Inc.

Special Ops has managed to make installing an IIS securely both doable and understandable, which is quite a feat. --
Dave Aitel, Founder, Immunity Security, Inc.

Special Ops is a great book. It will definitely reside on my reference shelf for years to come... --

About the Author

Erik Pace Birkholz (CISSP, MCSE) is a Principal Consultant and Lead Instructor for Foundstone, Inc. Since 1995, Erik has performed internal security assessments, penetration tests, host security reviews, Web application assessments, and security training around the world. Erik is a contributing author of four of the six books in the international best selling series, Hacking Exposed, Network Security Secrets and Solutions (Osborne/McGraw-Hill).

Throughout his career, Erik has presented hacking methodologies and techniques to members of major United States government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, and various branches of the Department of Defense. He has presented at all three Black Hat Windows Security Briefings, Microsoft, and The Internet Security Conference (TISC). Before accepting the role of Principal Consultant at Foundstone, he served as Assessment Lead for Internet Security Systems (ISS), a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young's National Attack and Penetration team, and a Consultant for KPMG’s Information Risk Management Group.

Chip Andrews (MCDBA) has been a programmer and computer security consultant for more than 12 years, specializing in applying the skills obtained through security consulting to every aspect of software development. Chip maintains the SQLSecurity Web site, which focuses on SQL Server security issues. He is a contributing author to Hacking Exposed: Windows 2000 (ISBN: 0072192623), SQL Server Magazine, Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, and Dr. Dobbs Journal on SQL Server security topics.

Hal Flynn is a Vulnerability Analyst for Symantec Corporation. He manages the UNIX Focus Area of the SecurityFocus Web Site, and moderates the Focus-Sun, Focus-Linux, Focus-BSD, and Focus-UNIX-Other mailing lists. Hal has worked the field in jobs as varied as the Senior Systems and Network Administrator of an Internet Service Provider, to contracting the United States Defense Information Systems Agency, to Enterprise-level consulting for Sprint.

James C. Foster (CISSP, CCSE) is the Manager of Threat Intelligence for Foundstone, Inc. and is responsible for leading a team of research and development engineers whose mission is to create advanced security algorithms to check for local and network-based vulnerabilities for the FoundScan product suite. Prior to joining Foundstone, James was a Senior Consultant and Research Scientist with Guardent, Inc. and an Adjunct Author at Information Security Magazine, subsequent to working as an Information Security and Research Specialist at Computer Sciences Corporation.

Norris L. Johnson, Jr. (MCSA, MCSE, CTT+, A+, Linux+, Network +, Security+, CCNA) is a technology trainer and owner of a consulting company in the Seattle-Tacoma area. His consultancies have included deployments and security planning for local firms and public agencies, as well as providing services to other local computer firms in need of problem solving and solutions for their clients.

David Litchfield is a world-renowned security expert specializing in Windows NT and Internet security. His discovery and remediation of over 100 major vulnerabilities in products such as Microsoft's Internet Information Server and Oracle's Application Server have lead to the tightening of sites around the world. David is also the creator of Cerberus' Internet Scanner (previously NTInfoscan), one of the world's most popular free vulnerability scanners. In addition to CIS, David has written many other utilities to help identify and fix security holes.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1931836698
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Syngress; 1st edition (February 17, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1040 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781931836692
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1931836692
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.2 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.4 x 2.08 x 9.12 inches
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