Assessing Network Security
Dont wait for an attacker to find and exploit your security vulnerabilitiestake the lead by assessing the state of your networks security. This book delivers advanced network testing strategies, including vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, from members of the Microsoft security teams. These real-world practitioners provide hands-on guidance on how to perform security assessments, uncover security vulnerabilities, and apply appropriate countermeasures. The companion CD features time-saving tools and scripts that you can use to reveal and help correct security vulnerabilities in your own network.Sharpen and advance your security assessment skills, including how to:Detect vulnerabilities and perform penetration testsConduct and properly report an IT security auditFind hidden hosts by using DNS, WINS, and NetBIOSSweep your network to analyze network topology, existing hosts, and multi-homed systemsDetermine the status of ICP and UDP ports by using port scanningRecognize and help counter common network threats, including:War dialing, war driving, and Bluetooth attacksPacket and network sniffingIP, e-mail, and DNS spoofingPassword crackingCommunication interceptions and modificationsIDS and IPS attacker detection avoidanceSpam and other e-mail abusesCD features:Tools for testing e-mail, databases, and Web serversScripts for finding common information leaks and other potential security issuesComplete eBook in PDF formatA Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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