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Microsoft Encyclopedia of Security by Mitch Tulloch

By Mitch Tulloch

Get the only source that defines—and illustrates—the speedily evolving global of computing device and community defense. The MICROSOFT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF defense offers greater than a thousand cross-referenced entries detailing the newest security-related applied sciences, criteria, items, prone, and issues—including assets and kinds of assaults, countermeasures, guidelines, and extra. You get transparent, concise reasons and case situations that deftly take you from idea to real-world application—ready solutions to assist maximize defense to your mission-critical structures and data.

  • Know your vulnerabilities—understand the methods black-hat attackers footprint and enumerate platforms, take advantage of safety holes, crack passwords, increase privileges, and canopy their tracks.
  • Deploy your top defense—review basic thoughts of intrusion detection platforms, encryption applied sciences, virus defense, and desktop forensics.
  • Stay one step ahead—keep speed with rising defense applied sciences, equivalent to wireless safe entry and XML Encryption; fresh govt laws; and the most recent trends.
  • Decipher defense acronyms—from AES to XMLDSIG and 3DES to 802.11i, decode crucial terms.
  • Build your personal community of resources—from specialist institutions and criteria agencies to on-line groups and hyperlinks to unfastened details, understand how to stick present.
  • Get an aspect in certification preparation—ideal reference for a person pursuing Security+, MCSE, CISSP, GIAC, and different specialist certifications.

Entries include:

  • Advanced Encryption Standard
  • backdoors
  • cookie poisoning
  • digital rights administration
  • dynamic packet filtering
  • E-SIGN Act
  • file slack
  • hacking
  • honeypots
  • ICMP tunneling
  • IPSec
  • John the Ripper
  • keystroke logging
  • L2TP
  • L0phtCrack
  • managed safeguard provider providers
  • message digests
  • NIAP
  • Nmap
  • Qchain
  • one-time passwords
  • password cracking
  • PKI
  • port scanning
  • privacy
  • reverse Telnet
  • Safe Harbor Agreement
  • spoofing
  • Tcp_wrapper
  • Trin00
  • UDP scanning
  • viruses
  • wardriving
  • Windows® cryptographic API
  • XML signatures
  • Web prone security
  • worms
  • zombie zapper
  • and more

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See Also: firewall Application Security Tool (AppSec) See Also: demilitarized zone (DMZ), intrusion detec tion system (IDS) application-level proxy A Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit utility that can be used to limit which applications a user can run. Another name for an application-level gateway, a type of firewall that establishes connections using a proxy. Overview Application Security Tool (AppSec) is a graphical user interface (GUI)–based utility that has two security levels: See: application-level gateway application protection system (APS) ● Admin: Can run any executable file on the machine ● Non-Admin: Can run only executables from the approved list Software that identifies hostile Hypertext Transfer Pro­ tocol (HTTP) traffic.

Verisign plans to replace BIND with ATLAS on the 13 root name servers it manages, which together support the entire DNS naming scheme that makes the Internet work. Industry analysts expect that this move will help secure DNS and make it less prone to the type of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks that can slow or bring down portions of the Internet. Other advantages of ATLAS include faster propagation of changes to the DNS database (on the order of seconds instead of hours Overview Advanced Security Audit Trail Analysis on UNIX (ASAX) is designed as a universal tool for audit trail analysis and includes a role-based language called Rule-Based Sequence Evaluation Language (RUSSEL) that can be used to create complex queries against audit information.

Government encryption standard. Overview When a 56-bit DES key was successfully cracked in 1997 using the idle processing time of thousands of ordinary computers connected to the Internet, it became apparent that a replacement was urgently needed for DES to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of elec­ tronic transmissions. A process was initiated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to find a suitable replacement for DES, and in 2001 a cryptographic algorithm called Rijndael (named after its Belgian developers Vincent Rijmen and Joan Dae­ men) was chosen to form the basis of the new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

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