Inoculate your network against the viruses, worms, and Trojans of today -and tomorrow
Virus writers are becoming craftier and more numerous every year, resulting in huge losses-in revenue, data, productivity, and reputation-for companies and organizations around the world. Going beyond the partial ?xes of today's off-the-shelf security solutions, this book delivers the hands-on strategies and tactics you need to foil malicious code-and protect the integrity of your network. Drawing on his day-to-day networking experience, security expert Douglas Schweitzer describes the threats-both current and projected-and offers detailed, practical advice for securing BIOS, boot sequences, e-mail, instant messaging, Web servers, and more. It's all you need to lock out viruses-and lock down security for your network.
You'll learn how to:
* Understand the threat virus writers and hackers pose
* Get a handle on various types of malicious code
* Protect BIOS, booting, ?le systems, memory, and other basics
* Secure e-mail, browsers, and ?le sharing
* Eliminate virus threats to instant messaging
* Mobilize staff against the threat of viruses and social engineering
* Strengthen ?rewalls, intrusion detection, and data recovery
* Defend against server-side exploits
* Prepare for cyberterrorism and the viruses of the future
The companion Web site contains multiple links to security software solutions.
Douglas Schweitzer, A+, Network+, i-Net+, CCNA, CIW, Brainbench Internet Security Certi?ed, is vice-president at an actuarial consulting ?rm, where he is responsible for network security and design. He is also the author of Internet Security Made Easy.
Hey..I followed the procedures outlined in this book and was spared from the Slammer virus. This book works!Published on Jan. 31 2003
I must say that this book provides good sound advice that is easy to comprehend. Using the techniques outlined in this book, I feel safe and secure against hackers and malcious... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by David
I really liked this book. This is a how-to book, beginning with the psycology of virus writers. It covers everything on how to protect your computer and network from malicious... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002
I read this book scared of all that lurks in cyberspace. And while I'm still scared, I'm no longer in the dark. Very informative read.Published on Nov. 17 2002 by Clayton T Stewart