Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes hislife to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves,cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In hisbestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalizedcase studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use"social engineering" to compromise even the most technically securecomputer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one stepfurther, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computerbreak-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them.Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him uniquecredibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freelyshared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick nowreveals in detail for the first time, including: A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in LasVegas by reverse-engineering slot machinesTwo teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into theLockheed Martin computer systemsTwo convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a TexasprisonA "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems ofmany prominent companies-andthen told them how he gainedaccessWith riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computerbreak-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures securityprofessionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbiccommentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach awide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcementagencies and the media.
Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form oneof the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawneddozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since hisrelease from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his lifearound and established himself as one of the most sought-aftercomputer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception,the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the oldadage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security,Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols inthe world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent onrifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined tocrash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories ofsuccessful attacks on business and government, he illustrates justhow susceptible even the most locked-down information systems areto a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating fromthe points of view of both the attacker and the victims, heexplains why each attack was so successful and how it could havebeen prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscentof a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnickoffers advice for preventing these types of social engineeringhacks through security protocols, training programs, and manualsthat address the human element of security.
As the Android operating system continues to increase its shareof the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growingthreat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremostAndroid security researchers, this book presents vulnerabilitydiscovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys.Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works andits overall security architecture, the authors examine howvulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed forvarious system components, preparing you to defend againstthem.
If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher,Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluatingAndroid security, you will find this guide is essential to yourtoolbox.A crack team of leading Android security researchers explainAndroid security risks, security design and architecture, rooting,fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysisCovers Android application building blocks and security as wellas debugging and auditing Android appsPrepares mobile device administrators, security researchers,Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Androidsystems against attackAndroid Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensiveresource for IT professionals charged with smartphonesecurity.
People around the world have access to enjoy YouTube with the exception of a few countries including China. There are three main components that constitute the YouTube ecosystem: the users who are the members of the YouTube communities and the consumers of YouTube videos; the creators who produce videos; and the advertisers who make the money flow within the YouTube ecosystem.
YouTube is open to anybody who wants to create and upload videos, and all users are equally eligible to become creators. YouTube is operating the YouTube partnership program to encourage users to become creators of videos.
This is YouTube reference book proofread by the person who is currently in charge of the YouTube partnership program.
This book explains everything that you need to know about YouTube if you want to become a creator and manage your own channel; how to sign up to become a YouTuber; how to upload videos; how to manage your channel; how to monetize YouTube videos; and the knowhow to generate more profits. All lessons about basic YouTube features are accompanied by “Follow These Simple Steps,” where you are encouraged to practice what you have learned.
The book also includes a “Special Page” section, where some of the popular YouTube channels are introduced by different categories, in addition to ways on how to use YouTube to promote businesses and to protect your copyrights.
The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory--you want Time Management for System Administrators, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management skills you need to flourish as a system administrator.
Time Management for System Administrators understands that an Sys Admin often has competing goals: the concurrent responsibilities of working on large projects and taking care of a user's needs. That's why it focuses on strategies that help you work through daily tasks, yet still allow you to handle critical situations that inevitably arise.
Among other skills, you'll learn how to:Manage interruptionsEliminate timewastersKeep an effective calendarDevelop routines for things that occur regularlyUse your brain only for what you're currently working onPrioritize based on customer expectationsDocument and automate processes for faster execution
What's more, the book doesn't confine itself to just the work environment, either. It also offers tips on how to apply these time management tools to your social life. It's the first step to a more productive, happier you.
Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you're a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success.Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build oneUnderstand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of securityExplore different types of networking, including wireless and mobileLeverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices
Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition is the best-selling resource you need to catch up on the latest networking tools and trends.
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.
This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to:Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server componentsLeverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updatesCreate and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machinesImplement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibilityManage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needsMonitor infrastructure performance and availabilityAutomate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
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Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneieroffers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving securitythroughout computer networks. Schneier uses his extensive fieldexperience with his own clients to dispel the myths that oftenmislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems. Thispractical guide provides readers with a better understanding of whyprotecting information is harder in the digital world, what theyneed to know to protect digital information, how to assess businessand corporate security needs, and much more.
* Walks the reader through the real choices they have now fordigital security and how to pick and choose the right one to meettheir business needs
* Explains what cryptography can and can't do in achieving digitalsecurity
That's what this cookbook is for. Fortunately, most router configuration tasks can be broken down into several more or less independent steps: you configure an interface, you configure a routing protocol, you set up backup links, you implement packet filters and other access control mechanisms. What you really need is a set of recipes that show you how to perform the most common tasks, so you can quickly come up with a good configuration for your site. And you need to know that these solutions work: you don't want to find yourself implementing a backup link at 2 A.M. because your main link is down and the backup link you set up when you installed the router wasn't quite right.
Thoroughly revised and expanded, Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition, adds sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility, and presents solutions to the most common configuration problems, including:Configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame RelayConfiguring all of the common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP)Configuring authenticationConfiguring other services, including DHCP and NTPSetting up backup links, and using HSRP to configure backup routersManaging the router, including SNMP and other solutionsUsing access lists to control the traffic through the router
If you work with Cisco routers, you need a book like this to help you solve problems quickly and effectively. Even if you're experienced, the solutions and extensive explanations will give you new ideas and insights into router configuration. And if you're not experienced--if you've just been given responsibility for managing a network with Cisco routers--this book could be a job-saver.
TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds theInternet and the Web together, and network administrators need tostay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6thEdition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners aswell as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans.
The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware,plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity forblogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking.Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IPon clients and servers; build security with encryption,authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle newvoice and mobile technologies, and much more.Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) isthe de facto standard transmission medium worldwide forcomputer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets,and the Internet are all built on TCP/IPThe book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and itsapplications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets,and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-stepinformation on building and enforcing security; and covers all thenewest protocolsYou'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digitalcertificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet creditcard transaction
Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, andstill more in this practical guide.
If you work with Cisco routers, it's likely that you deal with Cisco's IOS software--an extremely powerful and complex operating system, with an equally complex configuration language. With a cryptic command-line interface and thousands of commands--some of which mean different things in different situations--it doesn't have a reputation for being user-friendly.
Fortunately, there's help. This second edition of Cisco IOS in a Nutshell consolidates the most important commands and features of IOS into a single, well-organized volume that you'll find refreshingly user-friendly.
This handy, two-part reference covers IOS configuration for the TCP/IP protocol family. The first section includes chapters on the user interface, configuring lines and interfaces, access lists, routing protocols, and dial-on-demand routing and security. A brief, example-filled tutorial shows you how to accomplish common tasks.
The second part is a classic O'Reilly quick reference to all the commands for working with TCP/IP and the lower-level protocols on which it relies. Brief descriptions and lists of options help you zero in on the commands you for the task at hand. Updated to cover Cisco IOS Software Major Release 12.3, this second edition includes lots of examples of the most common configuration steps for the routers themselves. It's a timely guide that any network administrator will come to rely on.
Refreshed technical content has been added to the official (ISC)2 CISSP CBK to reflect the most current topics in the information security industry today. Some topics have been expanded (e.g., asset security, security assessment and testing), while other topics have been realigned under different domains. The result is an exam that most accurately reflects the technical and managerial competence required from an experienced information security professional to effectively design, engineer, implement and manage an organization’s information security program within an ever-changing security landscape.
The domain names have been updated as follows:
CISSP Domains, Effective April 15, 2015Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity) Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets) Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security) Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security) Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity) Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing) Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery) Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)
Some candidates may be wondering how these updates affect training materials for the CISSP credential. As part of the organization’s comprehensive education strategy and certifying body best practices, (ISC)2 training materials do not teach directly to its credential examinations. Rather, (ISC)2 Education is focused on teaching the core competencies relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today’s practicing information security professional. It is designed to refresh and enhance the knowledge of experienced industry professionals.
This new edition of the unparalleled bestseller serves as a fulltraining course all in one and as the world's largest data storagecompany, EMC is the ideal author for such a critical resource. Theycover the components of a storage system and the different storagesystem models while also offering essential new material thatexplores the advances in existing technologies and the emergence ofthe "Cloud" as well as updates and vital information on newtechnologies.Features a separate section on emerging area of cloudcomputingCovers new technologies such as: data de-duplication, unifiedstorage, continuous data protection technology, virtualprovisioning, FCoE, flash drives, storage tiering, big data, andmoreDetails storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS),Storage Area Network (SAN), Object Based Storage along withvirtualization at various infrastructure componentsExplores Business Continuity and Security in physical andvirtualized environmentIncludes an enhanced Appendix for additional information
This authoritative guide is essential for getting up to speed onthe newest advances in information storage and management.
Network administrators now have a single, convenient place toturn for all the information they need. Networking All-in-OneFor Dummies, 4th Edition is like ten books inone, covering such topics as networking basics, network security,setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet, handling mobiledevices, and much more. This valuable book covers all the newestupdates and trends, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2.A single-source reference for network administratorsIncludes ten minibooks: Networking Basics; Building a Network;Network Administration and Security; TCP/IP and the Internet;Wireless Networking; Telecom, Convergence, and Mobile Devices;Windows Server 2008 Reference; Using Other Windows Servers; LinuxNetworking Reference; and AppendicesExplores the latest technologies in broadband, storage, andback-upDelves into new trends in networking and includes the latestWindows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 updates
System administrators will want to keep this practicalall-in-one guide within reach.
Every one of our systems is under attack from multiple vectors - our defenses must be ready all the time and our alert systems must detect the threats every time. This book provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend a network against malicious attacks. It considers relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of view, as well as the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result. Starting with a definition of cyber warfare, the book’s 15 chapters discuss the following topics: the cyberspace battlefield; cyber doctrine; cyber warriors; logical, physical, and psychological weapons; computer network exploitation; computer network attack and defense; non-state actors in computer network operations; legal system impacts; ethics in cyber warfare; cyberspace challenges; and the future of cyber war.
This book is a valuable resource to those involved in cyber warfare activities, including policymakers, penetration testers, security professionals, network and systems administrators, and college instructors. The information provided on cyber tactics and attacks can also be used to assist in developing improved and more efficient procedures and technical defenses. Managers will find the text useful in improving the overall risk management strategies for their organizations.Provides concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to identify and defend your network against malicious attacksDives deeply into relevant technical and factual information from an insider's point of viewDetails the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber war and how computer criminal law may change as a result
It offers a thorough explanation of how computer networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence. In particular, it addresses the abuse of computer networks as well as privacy and security issues on computer networks.
This updated edition is organized into five parts. Part 1 is about digital forensics and covers topics ranging from the use of digital evidence in the courtroom to cybercrime law. Part 2 explores topics such as how digital investigations are conducted, handling a digital crime scene, and investigative reconstruction with digital evidence. Part 3 deals with apprehending offenders, whereas Part 4 focuses on the use of computers in digital investigation. The book concludes with Part 5, which includes the application of forensic science to networks.
New to this edition are updated information on dedicated to networked Windows, Unix, and Macintosh computers, as well as Personal Digital Assistants; coverage of developments in related technology and tools; updated language for search warrant and coverage of legal developments in the US impacting computer forensics; and discussion of legislation from other countries to provide international scope. There are detailed case examples that demonstrate key concepts and give students a practical/applied understanding of the topics, along with ancillary materials that include an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides.
This book will prove valuable to computer forensic students and professionals, lawyers, law enforcement, and government agencies (IRS, FBI, CIA, CCIPS, etc.).Named The 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec ReviewsProvides a thorough explanation of how computers & networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as evidence Features coverage of the abuse of computer networks and privacy and security issues on computer networks
With this book, you'll learn skills through a variety of genuine scenarios, from fixing a malfunctioning office network to planning a network for a high-technology haunted house. You'll learn exactly what you need to know, rather than a laundry list of acronyms and diagrams. This book will help you:
Master the functionality, protocols, and packets that make up real-world networkingLearn networking concepts through examples in the fieldTackle tasks such as planning and diagramming networks, running cables, and configuring network devices such as routers and switchesMonitor networks for performance and problems, and learn troubleshooting techniquesPractice what you've learned with nearly one hundred exercises, questions, sample problems, and projects
Head First's popular format is proven to stimulate learning and retention by engaging you with images, puzzles, stories, and more. Whether you're a network professional with a CCNA/CCNP or a student taking your first college networking course, Head First Networking will help you become a network guru.
Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systemsBuild an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced featuresDelve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a databaseConnect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendarsIncorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharingLearn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing featuresMonitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems
* Master Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 exam topics
* Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
* Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
This is the eBook edition of the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion CD-ROM with practice exam that comes with the print edition.
CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert instructors and engineers Wendell Odom and Chad Hintz share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
This complete, official study package includes
* A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam
* "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
* Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
* A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
* A Nexus lab guide appendix, with advice for building hands-on Nexus labs
* Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time
Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.
CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com.
The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 exam, including
* Networking fundamentals
* Installing, operating, and configuring Nexus switches
* VLANs and trunking concepts and configuration
* Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) concepts and configuration
* IP addressing and subnetting
* IPv6 fundamentals
* Cisco Nexus IPv4 routing configuration and routing protocol implementation
* IPv4 access control lists (ACL) on Nexus switches
Yes, you can mine through the 5,000 pages of documentation or take a two-thousand-dollar training course, but JUNOS's interprocess sophistication can be baffling unless you know the shortcuts and tricks, as well as those rays of illuminating comprehension that can come only from those who live with it. JUNOS Cookbook is the first comprehensive book about JUNOS software and it provides over 200 time-saving step-by-step techniques including discussions about the processes and alternative ways to perform the same task. It's been tested and tech-reviewed by field engineers who know how to take JUNOS out for a spin and it's applicable to the entire line of M-, T-, and J-series routers. JUNOS Cookbook will not only pay for itself the first few times you use it, it will make your network easier to manage and update.
"Aviva Garrett has done a tremendous job of distilling the features of JUNOS software in a form that will be useful for a wide audience-students, field engineers, network architects, and other networking professionals alike will benefit from this book. For many people, this is the only book on JUNOS they will need."Pradeep Sindhu, CTO and Founder, Juniper Networks
"This cookbook is superb. Aviva Garrett has masterfully assembled a complete set of practical real-world examples with step-by-step instructions. Security, management, routing: it's all here!"Stephen Gill, Research Fellow, Team Cymru
"A technical time-saver for any NOC or SOC working with JUNOS. It's clear, concise, and informative recipes are are an invaluable resource. "Scott A. McIntyre, Security Officer, XS4ALL Internet B.V
Topics include:An in-depth view of routers and routingSwitching, using Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches as examplesSOHO VoIP and SOHO wireless access point design and configurationIntroduction to IPv6 with configuration examplesTelecom technologies in the data-networking world, including T1, DS3, frame relay, and MPLSSecurity, firewall theory, and configuration, as well as ACL and authenticationQuality of Service (QoS), with an emphasis on low-latency queuing (LLQ)IP address allocation, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and device failures
The Network Security Test Lab is a hands-on, step-by-stepguide to ultimate IT security implementation. Covering the fullcomplement of malware, viruses, and other attack technologies, thisessential guide walks you through the security assessment andpenetration testing process, and provides the set-up guidance youneed to build your own security-testing lab. You'll look inside theactual attacks to decode their methods, and learn how to runattacks in an isolated sandbox to better understand how attackerstarget systems, and how to build the defenses that stop them.You'll be introduced to tools like Wireshark, Networkminer, Nmap,Metasploit, and more as you discover techniques for defendingagainst network attacks, social networking bugs, malware, and themost prevalent malicious traffic. You also get access to opensource tools, demo software, and a bootable version of Linux tofacilitate hands-on learning and help you implement your newskills.
Security technology continues to evolve, and yet not a week goesby without news of a new security breach or a new exploit beingreleased. The Network Security Test Lab is the ultimateguide when you are on the front lines of defense, providing themost up-to-date methods of thwarting would-be attackers.Get acquainted with your hardware, gear, and test platformLearn how attackers penetrate existing security systemsDetect malicious activity and build effective defensesInvestigate and analyze attacks to inform defense strategy
The Network Security Test Lab is your complete, essentialguide.
The authors have based JUNOS Enterprise Switching on their own Juniper training practices and programs, as well as the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines they created for their bestselling companion book, JUNOS Enterprise Routing. Using a mix of test cases, case studies, use cases, and tangential answers to real-world problems, this book covers:
Enterprise switching and virtual LANs (VLANs)The Spanning tree protocol and why it's neededInter-VLAN routing, including route tables and preferencesRouting policy and firewall filtersSwitching security, such as DHCP snoopingTelephony integration, including VLAN voice
Part of the Juniper Networks Technical Library, JUNOS Enterprise Switching provides all-inclusive coverage of the Juniper Networks EX product platform, including architecture and packet flow, management options, user interface options, and complete details on JUNOS switch deployment.
The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007,and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how thenew SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a newconsole, flexible application deployment, and mobile management.You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007,deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring andtroubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 withscripts.Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom areinsiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly itsinceptionProvides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach tolearning all there is to know about SCCMExplores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its16-year history
Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM invarious contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete networksoftware deployment tool.
iOS is Apple's mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad.With the introduction of iOS5, many security issues have come tolight. This book explains and discusses them all. The award-winningauthor team, experts in Mac and iOS security, examines thevulnerabilities and the internals of iOS to show how attacks can bemitigated. The book explains how the operating system works, itsoverall security architecture, and the security risks associatedwith it, as well as exploits, rootkits, and other payloadsdeveloped for it.Covers iOS security architecture, vulnerability hunting,exploit writing, and how iOS jailbreaks workExplores iOS enterprise and encryption, code signing and memoryprotection, sandboxing, iPhone fuzzing, exploitation, ROP payloads,and baseband attacksAlso examines kernel debugging and exploitationCompanion website includes source code and tools to facilitateyour efforts
iOS Hacker's Handbook arms you with the tools needed toidentify, understand, and foil iOS attacks.
Providing network administrators with a reliable network operating system, JUNOS software is an award-winning network operating system that focuses on security and the avoidance of down time. This easy-to-understand book starts with the basics of JUNOS and walks you through its features so that you can quickly learn how to set up, operate, and add key services.
Since the various JUNOS features are constantly being updated to provide your network with the best security possible, this new edition shares must-know information, helpful advice, handy tips, and essential cautions for working with JUNOS. Plus, you'll find out how to set up a routing protocol that automates configuration of routing tables for greater efficiency and how you can set up individual or group user accounts locally on the route, or on remote centralized authentication servers.Starts with the basics and introduces you to JUNOS Explains how to connect, manage, and troubleshoot routers and other Juniper appliances Offers tips for making your network more efficient and reveals essential cautions Walks you through setting up, operating, and adding key services Details ways to configure JUNOS default security features as well as restricted physical access to protect routers Breaks down advanced concepts into easy-to-understand segments so you can build your knowledge gradually
This new edition gets you started using the sophisticated features and techniques of JUNOS today.
The book’s simulation approach provides a virtual environment for a wide range of desirable features, such as modeling a network based on specified criteria and analyzing its performance under different scenarios. The experiments include the basics of using OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition; operation of the Ethernet network; partitioning of a physical network into separate logical networks using virtual local area networks (VLANs); and the basics of network design. Also covered are congestion control algorithms implemented by the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP); the effects of various queuing disciplines on packet delivery and delay for different services; and the role of firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) in providing security to shared public networks. Each experiment in this updated edition is accompanied by review questions, a lab report, and exercises.
Networking designers and professionals as well as graduate students will find this manual extremely helpful.Updated and expanded by an instructor who has used OPNET simulation tools in his classroom for numerous demonstrations and real-world scenarios.Software download based on an award-winning product made by OPNET Technologies, Inc., whose software is used by thousands of commercial and government organizations worldwide, and by over 500 universities.Useful experimentation for professionals in the workplace who are interested in learning and demonstrating the capability of evaluating different commercial networking products, i.e., Cisco routers.Covers the core networking topologies and includes assignments on Switched LANs, Network Design, CSMA, RIP, TCP, Queuing Disciplines, Web Caching, etc.
The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus' line of defense. You'll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software. Next, you leverage your new knowledge about software development to evade, attack, and exploit antivirus software—all of which can help you strengthen your network and protect your data.
While not all viruses are damaging, understanding how to better protect your computer against them can help you maintain the integrity of your network.Discover how to reverse engineer your antivirus softwareExplore methods of antivirus software evasionConsider different ways to attack and exploit antivirus softwareUnderstand the current state of the antivirus software market, and get recommendations for users and vendors who are leveraging this software
The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook is the essential reference for software reverse engineers, penetration testers, security researchers, exploit writers, antivirus vendors, and software engineers who want to understand how to leverage current antivirus software to improve future applications.
The book's authors have taken great care to ensure all exam topics and fundamental networking areas are covered in full. The OSI Model, the Data Link, Network, Transport and Application Layers, Switching & Routing, F5 Solutions, Load Balancing, Security and Application Delivery Platforms are all covered in depth. No prior knowledge or experience is assumed.
There are 13 chapters, 90 diagrams and over 70 test questions to ensure you have everything necessary to prepare for and pass the exam with confidence.
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The fifth edition covers BIND 9.3.2, the most recent release of the BIND 9 series, as well as BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 contains further improvements in security and IPv6 support, and important new features such as internationalized domain names, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender Policy Framework).
Whether you're an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you'll find that this book is essential reading.
Topics include:What DNS does, how it works, and when you need to use itHow to find your own place in the Internet's namespaceSetting up name serversUsing MX records to route mailConfiguring hosts to use DNS name serversSubdividing domains (parenting)Securing your name server: restricting who can query your server, preventing unauthorized zone transfers, avoiding bogus servers, etc.The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and Transaction Signatures (TSIG)Mapping one name to several servers for load sharingDynamic updates, asynchronous notification of change to a zone, and incremental zone transfersTroubleshooting: using nslookup and dig, reading debugging output, common problemsDNS programming using the resolver library and Perl's Net::DNS module
Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM)to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller MalwareAnalyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, anddigital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memoryforensics—now the most sought after skill in the digitalforensics and incident response fields.
Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward theadvanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware andThreats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five daytraining course that the authors have presented to hundreds ofstudents. It is the only book on the market that focusesexclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniquesproperly. Discover memory forensics techniques:How volatile memory analysis improves digitalinvestigationsProper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware andadvanced threatsHow to use free, open source tools for conducting thoroughmemory forensicsWays to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensicallysound manner
The next era of malware and security breaches are moresophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computeris often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident responseprocess. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latesttechnological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge thisgap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions ofWindows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-biteditions.
Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 ConfigurationManager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advancedcoverage of all aspects of the product, including planning andinstallation, migrating from previous versions of ConfigurationManager, deploying software and operating systems, security,monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing.Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to usethe tool in various contextsExplores planning and installation and migrating from SCCM2007Walks you through deploying software and operating systems,security, monitoring, and troubleshootingDemonstrates automating and customizing SCCM 2012 withscripts
This essential book provides you with all the information youneed to get savvy with System Center 2012 R2 ConfigurationManager.
Author Matthew Gast—an industry expert who led the development of 802.11-2012 and security task groups at the Wi-Fi Alliance—explains how 802.11ac will not only increase the speed of your network, but its capacity as well. Whether you need to serve more clients with your current level of throughput, or serve your existing client load with higher throughput, 802.11ac is the solution. This book gets you started.Understand how the 802.11ac protocol works to improve the speed and capacity of a wireless LANExplore how beamforming increases speed capacity by improving link margin, and lays the foundation for multi-user MIMOLearn how multi-user MIMO increases capacity by enabling an AP to send data to multiple clients simultaneouslyPlan when and how to upgrade your network to 802.11ac by evaluating client devices, applications, and network connections
With our ever-increasing reliance on computers comes anever-growing risk of malware. Security professionals will findplenty of solutions in this book to the problems posed by viruses,Trojan horses, worms, spyware, rootkits, adware, and other invasivesoftware. Written by well-known malware experts, this guide revealssolutions to numerous problems and includes a DVD of customprograms and tools that illustrate the concepts, enhancing yourskills.Security professionals face a constant battle against malicioussoftware; this practical manual will improve your analyticalcapabilities and provide dozens of valuable and innovativesolutionsCovers classifying malware, packing and unpacking, dynamicmalware analysis, decoding and decrypting, rootkit detection,memory forensics, open source malware research, and much moreIncludes generous amounts of source code in C, Python, and Perlto extend your favorite tools or build new ones, and customprograms on the DVD to demonstrate the solutions
Malware Analyst's Cookbook is indispensible to ITsecurity administrators, incident responders, forensic analysts,and malware researchers.
Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating modern Windows desktop apps. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner that scales from small tablets to large TVs. WPF 4.5 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft architect Adam Nathan.
Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more Delves into topics that aren’t covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects Shows how to create popular UI elements and leverage built-in controls such as the new Office-style Ribbon Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies Explains how to exploit desktop features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations, and the same toast notifications used by Windows Store apps
This is the eBook version of the print title, Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition . Access to all the samples, applications, and content on the DVD is available through the product catalog page www.informit.com/title/9780321545619 Navigate to the “Downloads” tab and click on the “DVD Contents” links - see instructions in back pages of your eBook.
Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition,teaches developers the best practices for designing reusable libraries for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Expanded and updated for .NET 3.5, this new edition focuses on the design issues that directly affect the programmability of a class library, specifically its publicly accessible APIs.
This book can improve the work of any .NET developer producing code that other developers will use. It includes copious annotations to the guidelines by thirty-five prominent architects and practitioners of the .NET Framework, providing a lively discussion of the reasons for the guidelines as well as examples of when to break those guidelines.
Microsoft architects Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams teach framework design from the top down. From their significant combined experience and deep insight, you will learnThe general philosophy and fundamental principles of framework design Naming guidelines for the various parts of a framework Guidelines for the design and extending of types and members of types Issues affecting–and guidelines for ensuring–extensibility How (and how not) to design exceptions Guidelines for–and examples of–common framework design patterns
Guidelines in this book are presented in four major forms: Do, Consider, Avoid, and Do not. These directives help focus attention on practices that should always be used, those that should generally be used, those that should rarely be used, and those that should never be used. Every guideline includes a discussion of its applicability, and most include a code example to help illuminate the dialogue.
Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition, is the only definitive source of best practices for managed code API development, direct from the architects themselves.
A companion DVD includes the Designing .NET Class Libraries video series, instructional presentations by the authors on design guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework. A sample API specification and other useful resources and tools are also included.
The flood of Internet-enabled devices has made migrating to IPv6 a paramount concern worldwide. In this updated edition, Hagen distills more than ten years of studying, working with, and consulting with enterprises on IPv6. It’s the only book of its kind.
IPv6 Essentials covers:Address architecture, header structure, and the ICMPv6 message formatIPv6 mechanisms such as Neighbor Discovery, Stateless Address autoconfiguration, and Duplicate Address detectionNetwork-related aspects and services: Layer 2 support, Upper Layer Protocols, and ChecksumsIPv6 security: general practices, IPSec basics, IPv6 security elements, and enterprise security modelsTransitioning to IPv6: dual-stack operation, tunneling, and translation techniquesMobile IPv6: technology for a new generation of mobile servicesPlanning options, integration scenarios, address plan, best practices, and dos and don’ts
The topics covered will be more in depth than otherintroductory-level books of similar topics, and will span fromlayer 2 technologies such as switching, STP, etherchannel, andtrunking, all the way to application layer security topics such asfirewall inspection and intrusion prevention systems. Items beingcovered in the middle will include all the common routing protocolsRIP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Many other routing technologies and WANprotocols will be covered including Multicast, MPLS, Cable and DSL.Coverage of redundancy protocols such as HSRP, VRRP and GLBP willbe examined. A thorough coverage of convergence topics such as howvoice, video and wireless traffic affect the network, and what canbe done to improve the effects such as QOS and queuing.
This book is a key component for any IT professional preparingfor their CCNP certification, as it covers in-depth the topicstested on in all four CCNP exams:Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (642-901)Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (642-812)Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (642-825)Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (642-485)
CD includes the exclusive Sybex Test Engine, with two PracticeCCNP exams, as well as author code files.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing hardware orsoftware and understanding it, without having access to the sourcecode or design documents. Hackers are able to reverse engineersystems and exploit what they find with scary results. Now the goodguys can use the same tools to thwart these threats. PracticalReverse Engineering goes under the hood of reverse engineeringfor security analysts, security engineers, and system programmers,so they can learn how to use these same processes to stop hackersin their tracks.
The book covers x86, x64, and ARM (the first book to cover allthree); Windows kernel-mode code rootkits and drivers; virtualmachine protection techniques; and much more. Best of all, itoffers a systematic approach to the material, with plenty ofhands-on exercises and real-world examples.Offers a systematic approach to understanding reverseengineering, with hands-on exercises and real-world examplesCovers x86, x64, and advanced RISC machine (ARM) architecturesas well as deobfuscation and virtual machine protectiontechniquesProvides special coverage of Windows kernel-mode code(rootkits/drivers), a topic not often covered elsewhere, andexplains how to analyze drivers step by stepDemystifies topics that have a steep learning curveIncludes a bonus chapter on reverse engineering tools
Practical Reverse Engineering: Using x86, x64, ARM, WindowsKernel, and Reversing Tools provides crucial, up-to-dateguidance for a broad range of IT professionals.
By reading this definitive tutorial and reference, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to create stunning, cutting-edge Android apps that can make you money, while keeping you agile enough to respond to changes in the future.
Internet crime is on the rise, catapulting the need for computerforensics specialists. This new edition presents you with acompletely updated overview of the basic skills that are requiredas a computer forensics professional. The author team of technologysecurity veterans introduces the latest software and tools thatexist and they review the available certifications in this growingsegment of IT that can help take your career to a new level. Avariety of real-world practices take you behind the scenes to lookat the root causes of security attacks and provides you with aunique perspective as you launch a career in this fast-growingfield.Explores the profession of computer forensics, which is more indemand than ever due to the rise of Internet crimeDetails the ways to conduct a computer forensicsinvestigationHighlights tips and techniques for finding hidden data,capturing images, documenting your case, and presenting evidence incourt as an expert witnessWalks you through identifying, collecting, and preservingcomputer evidenceExplains how to understand encryption and examine encryptionfiles
Computer Forensics JumpStart is the resource you need tolaunch a career in computer forensics.
Organizations need to be committed to defending their own assets and their customers’ information. Designing and Building a Security Operations Center will show you how to develop the organization, infrastructure, and capabilities to protect your company and your customers effectively, efficiently, and discreetly.
Written by a subject expert who has consulted on SOC implementation in both the public and private sector, Designing and Building a Security Operations Center is the go-to blueprint for cyber-defense.Explains how to develop and build a Security Operations CenterShows how to gather invaluable intelligence to protect your organizationHelps you evaluate the pros and cons behind each decision during the SOC-building process
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common networking tasks.
Q&A sections at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…Choose the right network hardware and software and use it to build efficient, reliable networks Implement secure, high-speed Internet connections Provide reliable remote access to your users Administer networks to support users of Microsoft, Linux, and UNIX environments Use low-cost Linux servers to provide file and print services to Windows PCs Protect your networks and data against today’s most dangerous threats Use virtualization to save money and improve business flexibility Utilize RAID technologies to provide flexible storage at lower cost Troubleshoot and fix network problems one step at a time Preview and prepare for the future of networking
For many IT organizations, today’s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author’s guidance, you’ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center
Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline “bare metal” server provisioning “Transcend the rack” through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds
Author Elliotte Rusty Harold provides complete working programs to illustrate the methods and classes he describes. This thoroughly revised fourth edition covers REST, SPDY, asynchronous I/O, and many other recent technologies.Explore protocols that underlie the Internet, such as TCP/IP and UDP/IPLearn how Java’s core I/O API handles network input and outputDiscover how the InetAddress class helps Java programs interact with DNSLocate, identify, and download network resources with Java’s URI and URL classesDive deep into the HTTP protocol, including REST, HTTP headers, and cookiesWrite servers and network clients, using Java’s low-level socket classesManage many connections at the same time with the nonblocking I/O
* Complete coverage of the new 2005 exam, written from the ground up
* Competitively priced with additional interactive exams online
* Popular exam being revised for first time since 2001
Network Warrior takes you step by step through the world of hubs, switches, firewalls, and more, including ways to troubleshoot a congested network, and when to upgrade and why. Along the way, you 'll gain an historical perspective of various networking features, such as the way Ethernet evolved. Based on the author 's own experience as well as those he worked for and with, Network Warrior is a Cisco-centric book, focused primarily on the TCP/IP protocol and Ethernet networks -- the realm that Cisco Systems now dominates. The book covers:
The type of networks now in use, from LANs, WANs and MANs to CANs
The OSI Model and the layers involved in sending dataHubs, repeaters, switches, and trunks in practiceAuto negotiation and why it 's a common problem in network slowdownsRoute maps, routing protocols, and switching algorithms in Cisco routersThe resilient Ethernet -- how to make things truly redundantCisco 6500 multi-layer switches and the Catalyst 3750 switchTelecom nomenclature -- why it 's different from the data worldT1 and DS3Firewall theory, designing access lists, authentication in Cisco devicesServer load balancing technologyContent switch module in actionDesigning QOS and what QOS does not doIP design and subnetting made easy
The book also explains how to sell your ideas to management, how networks become a mess as a company grows, and why change control is your friend. Network Warrior will help network administrators and engineers win the complex battles they face every day.
If you administer a DNS system or are thinking about running one, or if you need to upgrade to support IPv6 DNS, need to secure a DNS for zone transfer, dynamic update, or other reasons, or if you need to implement DNSSEC, or simply want to understand the DNS system, then this book provides you with a single point of reference. Pro DNS and BIND starts with simple concepts, then moves on to full security-aware DNSSEC configurations. Various features, parameters, and resource records are described and, in the majority of cases, illustrated with one or more examples.
The book contains a complete reference to zone files, Resource Records, and BINDs configuration file parameters. You can treat the book as as a simple paint-by-numbers guide to everything from a simple caching DNS, to the most complex secure DNS (DNSSEC) implementation. Background information is still included for when you need to know what to do and why you have to do it, and so that you can modify processes to meet your unique needs.
Learn Java for Android Development, Second Edition teaches programmers of any skill level the essential Java language and foundational Java API skills that must be learned to improve the programmer’s chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. Each of the book’s 14 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter’s material. Answers to the book’s more than 500 exercises are provided in an appendix. A second appendix provides a significant game-oriented Java application, which you can convert into an Android app.
Once you complete this book, you should be ready to dive into beginning Android app development. Maybe, start that journey with Apress' Beginning Android.
Picking up where the popular first edition left off, the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK, Second Edition brings together leading IT security tacticians from around the world to discuss the critical role that policy, procedures, standards, and guidelines play within the overall information security management infrastructure. Offering step-by-step guidance through the seven domains of the SSCP CBK, the text:
Presents widely recognized best practices and techniques used by the world's most experienced administrators Uses accessible language, bulleted lists, tables, charts, and diagrams to facilitate a clear understanding Prepares you to join the thousands of practitioners worldwide who have obtained (ISC)2 certification
Through clear descriptions accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and self-assessment questions, this book will help you establish the product-independent understanding of information security fundamentals required to attain SSCP certification. Following certification it will be a valuable guide to addressing real-world security implementation challenges.
Whether you already a bit SAN savvy or you’re a completenovice, here’s the scoop on how SANs save money, how toimplement new technologies like data de-duplication, iScsi, andFibre Channel over Ethernet, how to develop SANs that will aid yourcompany’s disaster recovery plan, and much more. For example,you can:Understand what SANs are, whether you need one, and what youneed to build oneLearn to use loops, switches, and fabric, and design your SANfor peak performanceCreate a disaster recovery plan with the appropriateguidelines, remote site, and data copy techniquesDiscover how to connect or extend SANs and how compression canreduce costsCompare tape and disk backups and network vs. SAN backup tochoose the solution you needFind out how data de-duplication makes sense for backup,replication, and retentionFollow great troubleshooting tips to help you find and fix aproblemBenefit from a glossary of all those pesky acronyms
From the basics for beginners to advanced features like snapshotcopies, storage virtualization, and heading off problems beforethey happen, here’s what you need to do the job withconfidence!
When should you upgrade to higher speed Ethernet? How do you use switches to build larger networks? How do you troubleshoot the system? This book provides the answers. If you’re looking to build a scalable network with Ethernet to satisfy greater bandwidth and market requirements, this book is indeed the definitive guide.Examine the most widely used media systems, as well as advanced 40 and 100 gigabit EthernetLearn about Ethernet’s four basic elements and the IEEE standardsExplore full-duplex Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and Energy Efficient EthernetUnderstand structured cabling systems and the components you need to build your Ethernet systemUse Ethernet switches to expand and improve network designDelve into Ethernet performance, from specific channels to the entire networkGet troubleshooting techniques for problems common to twisted-pair and fiber optic systems
Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge.
Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks.
The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you.
“Storage networking is a critical concept for today’s businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future.”
—from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee
This book has a completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, network security, and network applications such as e-mail and the Web, IP telephony and video streaming, and peer-to-peer file sharing. There is now increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention. Other topics include network design and architecture; the ways users can connect to a network; the concepts of switching, routing, and internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; and end-to-end data.
Each chapter includes a problem statement, which introduces issues to be examined; shaded sidebars that elaborate on a topic or introduce a related advanced topic; What’s Next? discussions that deal with emerging issues in research, the commercial world, or society; and exercises.
This book is written for graduate or upper-division undergraduate classes in computer networking. It will also be useful for industry professionals retraining for network-related assignments, as well as for network practitioners seeking to understand the workings of network protocols and the big picture of networking.Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, security, and applicationsIncreased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attentionFree downloadable network simulation software and lab experiments manual available