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By L. Brent Huston, Teri Bidwell, Ryan Russell, Robin Walshaw, Oliver Steudler

In the event you don’t hack your platforms, who will?

One of the explanations I positioned this e-book venture jointly is that i feel defense execs will be hackers. thus, by means of hackers, I suggest those who find themselves in a position to defeating safety features. This e-book purports to educate humans how you can be hackers. in fact, most people who purchase this publication will accomplish that simply because they need to guard their very own platforms and people in their agency. So, how are you going to hinder break-ins for your procedure if you happen to don’t understand how they're comprehensive? How do you attempt your security features? How do you are making a judgment approximately how safe a brand new process is?

When you’re via examining Hack Proofing Your community, you’ll comprehend phrases like “smashing the stack,” “blind spoofing,” “building a backward bridge,” “steganography,” “buffer overflow” and you’ll see why you must fear approximately them. you'll defend your servers from assaults by utilizing a 5-step method:

1. making plans

2. Network/Machine Recon

3. Research/Develop

4. Execute assault and accomplish objective

5. Cleanup

And you’ll comprehend the idea of hacking, the best way to fend off neighborhood and distant assaults, and the way to record and evaluation safety difficulties.

The simply technique to cease a Hacker Is to imagine Like One. ---Ryan Russell, Hack Proofing Your community

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The whole point of this tactic is to use fear to raise awareness. Success depends on the reaction of management when confronted with a horrifying scenario or profile—the desired outcome is a knee-jerk reaction of providing resources to make the scenario go away. Occasionally, though, the opposite happens and the management team goes after the messengers, on the grounds that the security team has failed to protect them from these situations. The worst-case scenario is often easily understandable in the most basic of terms, and more times than not it will bring about the desired results.

Information is possibly one of the most valuable assets most companies possess; losing it or caring for it negligently could spell disaster and possibly even ruin. com 3 134_ecomm_01 4 6/19/01 11:41 AM Page 4 Chapter 1 • Applying Security Principles to Your E-Business If your company had exposed the records of these clients, what would the damage to your bottom line have been? How would your company deal with such a situation? Integrity Integrity is perhaps the most difficult of the principles to achieve, yet it is the most vital of the three.

Com 134_ecomm_01 6/19/01 11:41 AM Page 7 Applying Security Principles to Your E-Business • Chapter 1 policies and their enforcement for long-term success to be achieved and maintained. The security team also requires the support of management. A universal attitude of cooperation must be presented and maintained across all lines of business with the security group. Every employee needs to feel that the security group is approachable and they should have no fear of reporting things that seem suspicious.

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