Hacking and electronic crimes sophistication has grown at an exponential rate in recent years. In fact, recent
reports have indicated that cyber crime already surpasses the illegal drug trade! Unethical hackers better known
as black hats are preying on information systems of government, corporate, public, and private networks and
are constantly testing the security mechanisms of these organizations to the limit with the sole aim of exploiting
it and profiting from the exercise. High profile crimes have proven that the traditional approach to computer
security is simply not sufficient, even with the strongest perimeter, properly configured defense mechanisms like
firewalls, intrusion detection, and prevention systems, strong end-to-end encryption standards, and anti-virus
software. Hackers have proven their dedication and ability to systematically penetrate networks all over the
world. In some cases black hats may be able to execute attacks so flawlessly that they can compromise a system,
steal everything of value, and completely erase their tracks in less than 20 minutes!
This is one of two books in the DISASTER RECOVERY/VIRTUALIZATION SECURITY SERIES, designed to fortify disaster recovery preparation and virtualization technology knowledge of information security students, system administrators, systems engineers, enterprise system architects, and any IT professional who is concerned about the integrity of their network infrastructure. Topics include disaster recovery planning, risk control policies and countermeasures, disaster recovery tools and services, and virtualization principles. The series when used in its entirety helps prepare readers to take and succeed on the E|CDR and E|CVT, Disaster Recovery and Virtualization Technology certification exam from EC-Council. The EC-Council Certified Disaster Recovery and Virtualization Technology professional will have a better understanding of how to set up disaster recovery plans using traditional and virtual technologies to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.