Network Security Tools
by Nitesh Dhanjani, Justin Clarke
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2005
Number of pages: 340
The book shows experienced administrators how to modify, customize, and extend popular open source security tools such as Nikto, Ettercap, and Nessus. This concise, high-end guide discusses the common customizations and extensions for these tools, then shows you how to write even more specialized attack and penetration reviews that are suited to your unique network environment. It also explains how tools like port scanners, packet injectors, network sniffers, and web assessment tools function.
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by Leo Notenboom - Puget Sound Software
In this free 113 page ebook I summarize popular articles from covering the basics -- the things you must do, the software you must run and the concepts you need to be aware of -- to keep your computer and your data safe as you use the internet.
by John Larmouth - Prentice Hall
Provides an intelligent beginner with an understanding of OSI (Open Systems Interconnection). It is not an exposition of the technical detail of the OSI Standards, it aims to explain why OSI is the shape it is, and a guide to computer protocols.
This guide reviews the main security risks of deploying Intranets and Extranets and will discuss the five fundamental goals of a security system: privacy, authentication, content integrity, non-repudiation, and ease of use.
Ethical hacking, which encompasses methodical penetration testing, white hat hacking, and vulnerability testing -- involves the same tools, tricks, and techniques that criminal hackers use, but with the target's permission in a professional setting.