Malware, Rootkits & Botnets A Beginner's Guide by Christopher Elisan

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional

Learn how to improve the security posture of your organization and defend against some of the most pervasive network attacks. Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide explains the nature, sophistication, and danger of these risks and offers best practices for thwarting them.

After reviewing the current threat landscape, the book describes the entire threat lifecycle, explaining how cybercriminals create, deploy, and manage the malware, rootkits, and botnets under their control. You'll learn proven techniques for identifying and mitigating these malicious attacks. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started protecting your network right away.

Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide features:

Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you're in the know on the job IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on the author's years of industry experience Budget Note--Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization's budget In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work

About Christopher Elisan

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Christopher C. Elisan, a seasoned reverse engineer and malware researcher, is the principal malware scientist at RSA NetWitness. He frequently contributes expert opinion about malware, botnets, and advance persistent threats for leading publications, including "USA Today", "InformationWeek", and "Dark Reading".
Published September 18, 2012 by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. 432 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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