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Hacker's Challenge: Test Your Incident Response Skills Using 20 Scenarios


Hacker's Challenge: Test Your Incident Response Skills Using 20 Scenarios

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    Available in PDF Format | Hacker's Challenge: Test Your Incident Response Skills Using 20 Scenarios.pdf | English
    Mike Schiffman(Conductor)
"Hacker's Challenge" will consist of 20-25 hacking scenarios followed by the solution for each. The challenges/chapters are organized by increasing levels of complexity, and covers many hot topics, including Web content, VPNs, Denial of Service, wireless issues, e-commerce, email attacks and more. It includes input from top names in the industry - in addition to Mike Schiffman, consultants from the top security firms, such as Guardent, Foundstone, @Stake,, In-Q-Tel, Arbor Networks, LoudCloud and more contribute their expertise. It is intended for a broad audience - "Hacker's Challenge" is for anyone who wants to solve the latest hacking challenges. It is a great companion to "Hacking Exposed" - an entire book of hands-on scenarios that compliment the "Hacking Exposed" text.

Mike Schiffman has hit upon a great formula for Hacker's Challenge. Rather than try to research, fully understand and adequately explain attacks that have taken place on other people's networks--the approach taken by too many writers of books about computer security--Schiffman lets network administrators and security experts tell their stories first-hand. This is good. What's better is that Schiffman has edited each of their war stories into two sections: one that presents the observations the system admin or security consultant made at the time of the attack and another (in a separate part of the book) that ties the clues together and explains exactly what was going on. The challenge in the title is for you to figure out what the bad guys were doing--and how best to stop them--before looking at the printed solution. Let's call this book what it is: an Encyclopaedia Brown book for people with an interest in network security.

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Book details

  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Mike Schiffman(Conductor)
  • McGraw-Hill Osborne Media (1 Oct. 2001)
  • English
  • 2
  • Computing & Internet

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  • By AK on 1 August 2017

    i personally love this book

  • By Mr Lannon van Rooyen on 23 November 2003

    Hackers Challenge contains 20 scenarios that will give anyone from an administrator to the season security professional a push in the right direction if things seem a bit cloudy. I have been lucky to work on a few Incident response situations and the knowledge gained from this book helped a lot. Especially not to make silly errors that could have resulted in the whole investigation being wasted because the incorrect details was gathered or not documented.I recommend this book to anybody that has any input into the security of their organisation or might need to know when their systems have been compromised and what to do about it.If scenarios such as The French Connection, A thousand razors or Omerta sound interesting, this book is worth a read and good to have in a dark place in the bookcase because you just never know when it might come in handy

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