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Machine Learning and Security Machine Learning and Security

Can machine learning techniques solve our computer security problems and finally put an end to the cat-and-mouse game between attackers and defenders? Or is this hope merely hype? Now you can dive into the science and answer this question for yourself. With this practical guide, you'll explore ways to apply machine learning to security issues such as intrusion detection, malware classification, and network analysis. Machine learning and security specialists Clarence Chio and David Freeman provide a framework for discussing the marriage of these two fields, as well as a toolkit of machine-learning algorithms that you can apply to an array of security problems. This book is ideal for security engineers and data scientists alike. Learn how machine learning has contributed to the success of modern spam filters; Quickly detect anomalies, including breaches, fraud, and impending system failure; Conduct malware analysis by extracting useful information ...
Enterprise Cybersecurity Study Guide Enterprise Cybersecurity Study Guide

Use the methodology in this study guide to design, manage, and operate a balanced enterprise cybersecurity program that is pragmatic and realistic in the face of resource constraints and other real-world limitations. This guide is an instructional companion to the book Enterprise Cybersecurity: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats. The study guide will help you understand the book's ideas and put them to work. The guide can be used for self-study or in the classroom. Enterprise cybersecurity is about implementing a cyberdefense program that will succeed in defending against real-world attacks. While we often know what should be done, the resources to do it often are not sufficient. The reality is that the Cybersecurity Conundrum - what the defenders request, what the frameworks specify, and what the budget allows versus what the attackers exploit - gets in the way of what needs to be done. Cyberattacks in the headlines affectin ...
Agile Application Security Agile Application Security

Agile continues to be the most adopted software development methodology among organizations worldwide, but it generally hasn't integrated well with traditional security management techniques. And most security professionals aren't up to speed in their understanding and experience of agile development. To help bridge the divide between these two worlds, this practical guide introduces several security tools and techniques adapted specifically to integrate with agile development. Written by security experts and agile veterans, this book begins by introducing security principles to agile practitioners, and agile principles to security practitioners. The authors also reveal problems they encountered in their own experiences with agile security and how they worked to solve them. Add security practices to each stage of your existing development lifecycle; Integrate security with planning, requirements, design, and at the co ...
Network Security Through Data Analysis, 2nd Edition Network Security Through Data Analysis, 2nd Edition

Traditional intrusion detection and logfile analysis are no longer enough to protect today's complex networks. In the updated second edition of this practical guide, security researcher Michael Collins shows InfoSec personnel the latest techniques and tools for collecting and analyzing network traffic datasets. You'll understand how your network is used, and what actions are necessary to harden and defend the systems within it. In three sections, this book examines the process of collecting and organizing data, various tools for analysis, and several different analytic scenarios and techniques. New chapters focus on active monitoring and traffic manipulation, insider threat detection, data mining, regression and machine learning, and other topics. Use sensors to collect network, service, host, and active domain data; Work with the SiLK toolset, Python, and other tools and techniques for manipulating data you collect; Detect unusual phenomena through exploratory data analys ...
Gray Hat C# Gray Hat C#

Learn to use C#'s powerful set of core ­libraries to automate tedious yet important tasks like fuzzing, performing vulnerability scans, and analyzing malware. With some help from Mono, you'll write your own practical security tools that will run on Windows, OS X, Linux, and even mobile devices. After a crash course in C# and some of its advanced features, you'll learn how to: Generate shellcode in Metasploit to create cross-platform and cross-architecture payloads; Automate Nessus, OpenVAS, and sqlmap to scan for vulnerabilities and exploit SQL injections; Write a .NET decompiler for OS X and Linux; Parse and read offline registry hives to dump system information; Automate the security tools Arachni and Metasploit using their MSGPACK RPCs. Streamline and simplify your workday by making the most of C#'s extensive repertoire of powerful tools and libraries with Gray Hat C#. ...
CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (CS0-001) CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (CS0-001)

This highly effective self-study system provides complete coverage of every objective for the challenging CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst exam. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, in-depth explanations, and practice exam questions. All questions closely mirror those on the live test in content, format, and tone. Designed to help you pass exam CS0-001 with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. ...
Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack w ...
Identity and Data Security for Web Development Identity and Data Security for Web Development

Balancing usability and security when building a website or app can be incredibly difficult. This practical book teaches you a results-driven approach for accomplishing both without compromising either. Not only will you learn what to be aware of when building your systems, but also how to build a solid identity infrastructure across devices that's both usable and secure. You'll be able to harden your data infrastructure and privileged user information, while using common techniques to prevent data breaches. You'll also take a look at future technology that will impact data and identity security. ...
Dynamic SQL Dynamic SQL

This book is an introduction and deep-dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. Dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based upon user-entered criteria. It's also useful in generating value-lists, in dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence reporting, and for customizing database objects and querying their structure. Executing dynamic SQL is at the heart of applications such as business intelligence dashboards that need to be fluid and respond instantly to changing user needs as those users explore their data and view the results. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection attacks. Reading Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security is your opportunity to learn and master an often misunderstood feature, including security and SQL injection. All aspects of security relevant to dynamic SQL are discussed in this book. You will learn many ways to save time and develop code more efficiently, a ...
Building a Comprehensive IT Security Program Building a Comprehensive IT Security Program

This book explains the ongoing war between private business and cyber criminals, state-sponsored attackers, terrorists, and hacktivist groups. Further, it explores the risks posed by trusted employees that put critical information at risk through malice, negligence, or simply making a mistake. It clarifies the historical context of the current situation as it relates to cybersecurity the challenges facing private business, and the fundamental changes organizations can make to better protect themselves. The problems we face are difficult, but they are not hopeless. Cybercrime continues to grow at an astounding rate. With constant coverage of cyber-attacks in the media, there is no shortage of awareness of increasing threats. Budgets have increased and executives are implementing stronger defenses. Nonetheless, breaches continue to increase in frequency and scope. Building a Comprehensive IT Security Program shares why organizations continue to fail to secure their cr ...
Hacking Android Hacking Android

With the mass explosion of Android mobile phones in the world, mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Security of Android devices is a broad subject that should be part of our everyday lives to defend against ever-growing smartphone attacks. Everyone, starting with end users all the way up to developers and security professionals should care about android security. Hacking Android is a step-by-step guide that will get you started with Android security. You'll begin your journey at the absolute basics, and then will slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. On this journey you'll get to grips with various tools and techniques that can be used in your everyday pentests. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and will create an Android pentesting lab. ...
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