This book is a practical guide for anyone designing or administering a corporate or e-business network that runs across a number of platforms via the Internet. It will arm systems administrators with a thorough understanding of the problems of network security and their solutions, and thus help realize the tremendous potential of e-business.
With the explosion growth of e-commerce and the opening up of corporate networks to external customers, security is now the number one issue for networking professionals. Concerns about hackers and the possible damage they can do to a business, and the potential vulnerabilities of a system can be overwhelming and can create an unhealthy business environment.
However, a great deal of this is based on lack of information as to exactly how hackers approach their task, and of the exact vulnerabilities that they prey on. In this book, Jeff Crume dispels this fear by putting these threats into perspective and allowing realistic defense mechanisms to be created, to the extent that security becomes a business enabler, rather than inhibitor.
Inside Internet Security describes the underlying principles that crop up again and again in hacker attacks, and then progresses focus on lessons that can be learned, and on how to protect against recurrence.
About the Author
Practical hands-on advice on securing networked systems
Security checklists for common scenarios
Pointers to other detailed information sources
In-depth theoretical background information
Real-world Examples of actual attacks
A glimpse into the future of IT security
Jeff Crume is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 18 years experience as a programmer, software designer and IT security specialist working for IBM and its Tivoli Systems subsidiary. He has consulted with companies around the world as they develop secure e-commerce payment systems and designed networking infrastructures intended for e-business. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published articles on cryptography and virtual private networking.