Practical Security Training is designed to help security departments develop effective security forces from the personnel screening and selection process to ensuring that proper ,cost-efficient training is conducted. Using the building block and progressive method approach allows security staff to become increasingly more effective and more confident. Flexible and practicle, these tools allow security practitioners to adapt them as needed in different environments. Considering hypothetical situations and case studies, performing drills and continually evaluating performance, the security staff can be better prepared to deal with both routine and emergency situations. Advocates performance related training similar to that in a military environment Describes performance-oriented drills Considers and analyzes hypothetical situations
Most security professionals don't have the words "security" or "hacker" in their job title. Instead, as a developer or admin you often have to fit in security alongside your official responsibilities - building and maintaining computer systems. Implement the basics of good security now, and you'll have a solid foundation if you bring in a dedicated security staff later. Identify the weaknesses in your system, and defend against the attacks most likely to compromise your organization, without needing to become a trained security professional. Computer security is a complex issue. But you don't have to be an expert in all the esoteric details to prevent many common attacks. Attackers are opportunistic and won't use a complex attack when a simple one will do. You can get a lot of benefit without too much complexity, by putting systems and processes in place that ensure you aren't making the obvious mistakes. Secure your systems better, with simple (though not always easy) practices. Plan to patch often to improve your security posture. Identify the most common software vulnerabilities, so you can avoid them when writing software. Discover cryptography - how it works, how easy it is to get wrong, and how to get it right. Configure your Windows computers securely. Defend your organization against phishing attacks with training and technical defenses. Make simple changes to harden your system against attackers. What You Need: You don't need any particular software to follow along with this book. Examples in the book describe security vulnerabilities and how to look for them. These examples will be more interesting if you have access to a code base you've worked on. Similarly, some examples describe network vulnerabilities and how to detect them. These will be more interesting with access to a network you support.
Practical Security Applications for Team Leaders and Managers
Author: Joel Jesus M. Supan
Pubpsher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Businesses, institutions, families, and individuals rely on security measures to keep themselves and their assets safe. In "The Art and Science of Security, " author Joel Jesus M. Supan provides a practical and effective resource to show how the public can protect themselves against dangers and hazards. He helps leaders understand the real meaning of security-one of their primary responsibilities. "The Art and Science of Security" teaches and guides team leaders on how to preserve and protect the team's resources in order to achieve their objectives. Supan, with more than twenty-five years of experience in the security industry, provides a thorough understanding of the principles and aspects of a wide range of security concerns, including personnel, informational, operational, environmental, physical, and reputational. It discusses the guard system, details how to develop a corporate security program, shows how to conduct a security assessment, and tells how to manage a crisis. Supan demonstrates that the need for security goes beyond what is generally held to be the domain of guards, law enforcement agencies, and the military. Security is an important facet of every person's well-being.
For most students and computer users, practical computer security poses some daunting challenges: What type of attacks will antivirus software prevent? How do I set up a firewall? How can I test my computer to be sure that attackers cannot reach it through the Internet? When and how should I install Windows patches? SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICAL SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, 3E is designed to help readers understand the answers to these questions, and provide them with the knowledge they need to make their computer and home or small office network secure. This book presents a basic introduction to practical computer security for all users, from students to home users to business professionals. Security topics are introduced through a series of real-life user experiences, showing why computer security is necessary and providing the essential elements for making and keeping computers secure. Going beyond just the concepts of computer security, students will gain practical skills on how to protect computers and networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Each chapter in the book contains hands-on projects to help make the reader’s computer secure, such as how to use and configure security hardware and software. These projects are designed to make the content come alive through actually performing the tasks. In addition, this experienced author provides realistic security case projects that put learners in the role of a security consultant working to solve problems for clients through various scenarios. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The security issues set by the global digitization of our society have had, and will continue to have, a crucial impact at all levels of our social organization, including, just to mention a few, privacy, economics, environmental policies, national sovereignty, medical environments. The importance of the collaborations in the various ?elds of computer s- ence to solve these problems linked with other sciences and techniques is clearly recognized. Moreover, the collaborative work to bridge the formal theory and practical applications becomes increasingly important and useful. In this context, and since France and Japan have strong academic and ind- trial backgrounds in the theory and practice of the scienti?c challenges set by this digitized world, in 2005 we started a formal French–Japanese collaboration and workshop series on computer security. The three ?rst editions of these French–Japanese Computer Security wo- shops in Tokyo, September 5–7, 2005 and December 4–5, 2006 and in Nancy, March 13–14, 2008 were very fruitful and were accompanied by several imp- tant research exchanges between France and Japan. Because of this success, we launched a call for papers dedicated to computer security from it’s foundation to practice, with the goal of gathering together ?nal versions of the rich set of papers and ideas presented at the workshops, yet opening the call to everyone interested in contributing in this context. This v- ume presents the selection of papers arising from this call and this international collaboration.
Eight previous iterations of this text have proven to be highly regarded and considered the definitive training guide and instructional text for first-line security officers in both the private and public sectors. The material included in the newest version covers all the subjects essential to the training of protection officers. This valuable resource and its predecessors have been utilized worldwide by the International Foundation for Protection Officers since 1988, as the core curriculum for the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program. The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends provides critical updates and fresh guidance, as well as diagrams and illustrations; all have been tailored to the training and certification needs of today's protection professionals. Offers trainers and trainees all new learning aids designed to reflect the most current information and to support and reinforce professional development Written by a cross-disciplinary contributor team consisting of top experts in their respective fields
Tools and techniques for automated security scanning and testing in DevSecOps
Author: Tony Hsiang-Chih Hsu
Pubpsher: Packt Publishing Ltd
This SpringerBrief discusses the uber eXtensible Micro-hypervisor Framework (uberXMHF), a novel micro-hypervisor system security architecture and framework that can isolate security-sensitive applications from other untrustworthy applications on commodity platforms, enabling their safe co-existence. uberXMHF, in addition, facilitates runtime monitoring of the untrustworthy components, which is illustrated in this SpringerBrief. uberXMHF focuses on three goals which are keys to achieving practical security on commodity platforms: (a) commodity compatibility (e.g., runs unmodified Linux and Windows) and unfettered access to platform hardware; (b) low trusted computing base and complexity; and (c) efficient implementation. uberXMHF strives to be a comprehensible, practical and flexible platform for performing micro-hypervisor research and development. uberXMHF encapsulates common hypervisor core functionality in a framework that allows developers and users to build custom micro-hypervisor based (security-sensitive) applications (called "uberapps"). The authors describe several uberapps that employ uberXMHF and showcase the framework efficacy and versatility. These uberapps span a wide spectrum of security applications including application compartmentalization and sandboxing, attestation, approved code execution, key management, tracing, verifiable resource accounting, trusted-path and on-demand I/O isolation. The authors are encouraged by the end result - a clean, barebones, low trusted computing base micro-hypervisor framework for commodity platforms with desirable performance characteristics and an architecture amenable to manual audits and/or formal reasoning. Active, open-source development of uberXMHF continues. The primary audience for this SpringerBrief is system (security) researchers and developers of commodity system software. Practitioners working in system security deployment mechanisms within industry and defense, as well as advanced-level students studying computer science with an interest in security will also want to read this SpringerBrief.
Release on 2020-02-07 | by J. Brantley Briegel CISSP CISM CHSP
Author: J. Brantley Briegel CISSP CISM CHSP
Category: Business & Economics
A complete and proven Information Security Program manual used by numerous organizations to apply practical security controls. The Business Practical Security manual has been customized and implemented in industries such as financial, legal, medical, government, engineering, manufacturing, education, religion, nonprofit, advertising, broadcasting, and more. The manual contains template policies, standards, guidelines, and risk management tools. The publication is not a read Front-to-Back book. It contains actual documents which have been successfully implemented and still in use today by numerous organizations. The manual is organized to facilitate an Information Security Program to achieve regulatory compliance such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, and PCI/DSS. Adherence to ISO/27000 and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) has been applied. The publication interacts with business continuity and disaster recovery planning through a business impact assessment tool.