Secure Your Network for Free

  • ID: 1763184
  • Book
  • 512 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This is the only book to clearly demonstrate how to get big dollar security for your network using freely available tools. This is a must have book for any company or person with a limited budget.

Network security is in a constant struggle for budget to get things done. Upper management wants thing to be secure but doesn't want to pay for it. With this book as a guide, everyone can get what they want. The examples and information will be of immense value to every small business. It will explain security principles and then demonstrate how to achieve them using only freely available software.
  • Teachers you how to implement best of breed security using tools for free
  • Ideal for anyone recomending and implementing new technologies within the company
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  • Lead Author
  • Technical Editors
  • Companion Web Site
  • Chapter 1: Presenting the Business Case for Free Solutions
    • Introduction
    • The Costs of Using Free Security Solutions
    • The Savings of Using Free Security Solutions
    • Comparing Free Solutions with Commercial Solutions
    • "Selling” a Free Solution
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 2: Protecting Your Perimeter
    • Introduction
    • Firewall Types
    • Firewall Architectures
    • Implementing Firewalls
    • Providing Secure Remote Access
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 3: Protecting Network Resources
    • Introduction
    • Performing Basic Hardening
    • Hardening Windows Systems
    • Hardening Linux Systems
    • Hardening Infrastructure Devices
    • Patching Systems
    • Personal Firewalls
    • Providing Antivirus and Antispyware Protection
    • Encrypting Sensitive Data
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 4: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
    • Introduction
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
    • Configuring Snort on a Windows System
    • Configuring Snort on a Linux System
    • Other Snort Add-Ons
    • Demonstrating Effectiveness
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 5: Managing Event Logs
    • Introduction
    • Generating Windows Event Logs
    • Generating Syslog Event Logs
    • Securing Your Event Logs
    • Applying Your Knowledge
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 6: Testing and Auditing Your Systems
    • Introduction
    • Taking Inventory
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • OSSTMM
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 7: Network Reporting and Troubleshooting
    • Introduction
    • Reporting on Bandwidth Usage and Other Metrics
    • Collecting Data for Analysis
    • Understanding SNMP
    • Troubleshooting Network Problems
    • Additional Troubleshooting Tools
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Chapter 8: Security as an Ongoing Process
    • Introduction
    • Patch Management
    • Change Management
    • Antivirus
    • Antispyware
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Penetration Testing
    • Policy Review
    • Physical Security
    • CERT Team
    • Summary
    • Solutions Fast Track
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Index
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Seagren, Eric
Eric Seagren, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, JPMorganChase has 10 years experience in IT Security and has spent the last 7 years at, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Eric has contributed to several computer security books including: Hacking Exposed: Cisco Networks (McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0072259175), Configuring Checkpoint NGX (Syngress, ISBN: 1597490318), and Hardening Network Security (McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 00725557032).
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