By Stuart McClure

Protection Sage's consultant to Hardening the NetworkInfrastructure would be the in basic terms booklet that offers defense and knowledge know-how (IT) pros an in-depth and finished view of community units, protocols and architectures. It offers specified assistance on real-world community threats and exposures. whereas such a lot community defense books concentrate on ancillary subject matters, reminiscent of working structures, RDBMS, groupware, and different functions, this booklet will focus strictly at the nuts and bolts of networks, resembling routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection platforms (IDS) and the networking protocols that paintings in congress with them. It has over 2 hundred pages devoted to the main updated community layer assaults and mitigation recommendations throughout an vast collection of owners and never simply the common awareness paid to marketplace leaders reminiscent of Cisco and Checkpoint. This multiplied breadth can help achieve a much wider diversity of community engineers who would possibly not have the funds to buy and set up best-of-breed undefined, yet need to know the way to take advantage of out of what they do have. moreover, this publication offers special community structure and layout thoughts to assist reduce the effect or feasibility of power assaults. This publication makes a speciality of either perimeter and inner networks, giving IT and safety directors a whole photograph of ways they need to layout and defend their organizations. different books may possibly pay attention to perimeter safeguard or host configuration but forget about the infrastructure connecting the 2. whereas others are likely to specialise in thought and uncomplicated safety history, this ebook will dive correct into the content material and support offer genuine suggestions to universal IT safeguard difficulties.

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Not even close, the information was “adjusted” up the line before it ever saw a genuine audit report. How bad was it? Let’s just say that no matter how many high risk or critical vulnerabilities I uncovered, the end result communicated to the audit team and eventually the customer was always effec­ tive internal controls. New SEC legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley will force infrastructure accountability by requiring management to report on the effectiveness of their corporate internal controls over financial data and systems.

If it does and you have read this book; executing on your infrastructure initiatives should be a snap. —Erik Pace Birkholz, CISSP Series Editor Foundstone Inc. com Chapter 1 Defining Perimeter and Internal Segments Solutions in this Chapter: ■ Internal versus External Segments ■ Footprinting: Finding the IP Addresses Assigned to Your Company Related Chapters: ■ Chapter 2 Assessing Your Current Network ■ Chapter 10 Perimeter Network Design ■ Chapter 11 Internal Network Design Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions 1 2 Chapter 1 • Defining Perimeter and Internal Segments Introduction With the proliferation of wireless access points (WAPs), virtual private networks (VPNs), and extranets, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine where your network begins and ends.

Our running joke was something about how all you needed to know to hack UNIX was oracle:oracle. What a joke. com xxx Foreword auditors to take a closer look at the integrity of this data the controls were failing to protect? Not even close, the information was “adjusted” up the line before it ever saw a genuine audit report. How bad was it? Let’s just say that no matter how many high risk or critical vulnerabilities I uncovered, the end result communicated to the audit team and eventually the customer was always effec­ tive internal controls.

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