Cloud Computing Security

Foundations and Challenges

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315354926

Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 9356

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation, while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. With more organizations using cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas have become a priority for organizations of all sizes across the globe. Research efforts from both academia and industry in all security aspects related to cloud computing are gathered within one reference guide.

Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0124200478

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 4436

This book serves as a security practitioner’s guide to today’s most crucial issues in cyber security and IT infrastructure. It offers in-depth coverage of theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advancements. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of cyber-physical and IT infrastructure protection issues. Composed of 11 chapters contributed by leading experts in their fields, this highly useful book covers disaster recovery, biometrics, homeland security, cyber warfare, cyber security, national infrastructure security, access controls, vulnerability assessments and audits, cryptography, and operational and organizational security, as well as an extensive glossary of security terms and acronyms. Written with instructors and students in mind, this book includes methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques through hands-on exercises and worked examples as well as questions and answers and the ability to implement practical solutions through real-life case studies. For example, the new format includes the following pedagogical elements: • Checklists throughout each chapter to gauge understanding • Chapter Review Questions/Exercises and Case Studies • Ancillaries: Solutions Manual; slide package; figure files This format will be attractive to universities and career schools as well as federal and state agencies, corporate security training programs, ASIS certification, etc. Chapters by leaders in the field on theory and practice of cyber security and IT infrastructure protection, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of cyber security issues allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Computer and Information Security Handbook

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128039299

Category: Computers

Page: 1280

View: 7254

Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements. With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries. Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more. Written by leaders in the field Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the latest security technologies, issues, and best practices Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions

Empirical Research for Software Security

Foundations and Experience

Author: Lotfi ben Othmane,Martin Gilje Jaatun,Edgar Weippl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351650882

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 9758

Developing secure software requires the integration of numerous methods and tools into the development process, and software design is based on shared expert knowledge, claims, and opinions. Empirical methods, including data analytics, allow extracting knowledge and insights from the data that organizations collect from their processes and tools, and from the opinions of the experts who practice these processes and methods. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of empirical research methods, and demonstrates how these methods can be used to hone a secure software development lifecycle based on empirical data and published best practices.

Network and System Security

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166954

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 3092

Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions
Technology & Engineering

Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080488390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 8155

Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems is organized into nine parts composed of 30 chapters, including an extensive glossary of biometric terms and acronyms. It discusses the current state-of-the-art in biometric verification/authentication, identification and system design principles. It also provides a step-by-step discussion of how biometrics works; how biometric data in human beings can be collected and analyzed in a number of ways; how biometrics are currently being used as a method of personal identification in which people are recognized by their own unique corporal or behavioral characteristics; and how to create detailed menus for designing a biometric verification system. Only biometrics verification/authentication is based on the identification of an intrinsic part of a human being. Tokens, such as smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, and physical keys can be lost, stolen, or duplicated. Passwords can be forgotten, shared, or unintentionally observed by a third party. Forgotten passwords and lost "smart cards" are a nuisance for users and an expensive time-waster for system administrators. Biometric security solutions offer some unique advantages for identifying and verifying/ authenticating human beings over more traditional security methods. This book will serve to identify the various security applications biometrics can play a highly secure and specific role in. * Contains elements such as Sidebars, Tips, Notes and URL links * Heavily illustrated with over 150 illustrations, screen captures, and photographs * Details the various biometric technologies and how they work while providing a discussion of the economics, privacy issues and challenges of implementing biometric security solutions

Mobile Cloud Computing

Foundations and Service Models

Author: Dijiang Huang,Huijun Wu

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128096446

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7570

Mobile Cloud Computing: Foundations and Service Models combines cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networking to bring new computational resources for mobile users, network operators and cloud computing providers. The book provides the latest research and development insights on mobile cloud computing, beginning with an exploration of the foundations of cloud computing, existing cloud infrastructures classifications, virtualization techniques and service models. It then examines the approaches to building cloud services using a bottom-up approach, describing data center design, cloud networking and software orchestration solutions, showing how these solutions support mobile devices and services. The book describes mobile cloud clouding concepts with a particular focus on a user-centric approach, presenting a distributed mobile cloud service model called POEM to manage mobile cloud resource and compose mobile cloud applications. It concludes with a close examination of the security and privacy issues of mobile clouds. Shows how to construct new mobile cloud based applications Contains detailed approaches to address security challenges in mobile cloud computing Includes a case study using vehicular cloud


Konzepte - Verfahren - Protokolle

Author: Claudia Eckert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110584689

Category: Computers

Page: 1021

View: 5932

Die Autorin stellt in diesem Standardwerk die zur Umsetzung der Sicherheitsanforderungen benötigten Verfahren und Protokolle detailliert vor und erläutert sie anschaulich anhand von Fallbeispielen. Im Vordergrund steht dabei, die Ursachen für Probleme heutiger IT-Systeme zu verdeutlichen und die grundlegenden Sicherheitskonzepte mit ihren jeweiligen Vor- und Nachteilen zu präsentieren. Der Leser entwickelt nicht nur ein Bewusstsein für IT-Sicherheitsrisiken, sondern erwirbt auch ein breites und grundlegendes Wissen zu deren Behebung. IT-Systeme und die Digitalisierung sind in allen Bereichen und Branchen von zentraler Bedeutung. Die IT-Sicherheit oder Cybersicherheit nimmt dabei eine tragende Rolle ein. Sie hat die Aufgabe sicher zu stellen, dass die verarbeiteten Daten nicht gezielt verfälscht werden, dass wertvolle Information nicht in falsche Hände gelangt und dass die IT-Systeme nicht in ihrer Funktion beeinträchtigt werden. Heutige IT-Systeme sind einer Vielzahl von Bedrohungen ausgesetzt und weisen noch immer viele Verwundbarkeiten auf. Gleichzeitig gibt es viele, zum Teil standardisierte Sicherheitslösungen, mit denen die Bedrohungen und die damit einhergehenden Risiken reduziert werden können. Kenntnisse möglicher Sicherheitsschwachstellen und möglicher Angriffe auf IT-Systeme, sowie der wichtigsten Sicherheitslösungen und deren Wirksamkeit sind essentiell, um IT-Systeme abzusichern und eine vertrauenswürdige Basis für die digitalen Prozesse zu schaffen. Aus den Inhalten:  Sicherheitsschwachstellen, -bedrohungen und Angriffe  Internet-(Un)Sicherheit  Secure Engineering  Kryptographische Verfahren und Schlüsselmanagement  Digitale Identität  Zugriffskontrolle  Netzwerk-, Kommunikations- und Anwendungssicherheit  Sichere drahtlose Kommunikation Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert ist Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls Sicherheit in der Informatik der TU München und Direktorin des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte und Integrierte Sicherheit (AISEC) mit Sitz in Garching bei München.

Managing Information Security

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166946

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 5756

Managing Information Security offers focused coverage of how to protect mission critical systems, and how to deploy security management systems, IT security, ID management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer forensics, network forensics, firewalls, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and more. It offers in-depth coverage of the current technology and practice as it relates to information security management solutions. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of information security management, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise found nowhere else Comprehensive coverage by leading experts allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Software Testing 2020

Preparing for New Roles

Author: Mukesh Sharma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315349175

Category: Computers

Page: 157

View: 1428

Software testing is at a very important crossroad, where it is going back to the roots on certain fronts while moving inexorably forward. For instance, test automation is growing in prominence, but manual testing is becoming a niche; we are increasingly collaborating with the developers, breaking the bounds of unrealistic independence in testing, and bringing in true conscious quality. At such an important stage, it is important to take stock of the past, present, and future to define both the direction the discipline will take as well as the careers it will entail for testers. This book looks at a range of topics covering where we are in the product development landscape today, what are the varied disciplines at play, what are the influencing factors bringing in a change in software testing, why is such change important, what did the past look like, what is current decade turning out to be like, and where are we heading. As for future, it looks at it both from near-term and long-term perspectives. It also considers whether the testing fraternity is ready to take on such changes and are empowered enough to do so, or are there gaps that need to be filled. The book closes with perspectives from industry experts on what is in store for the software testing discipline and community in the coming years. After reading the book, you will be confident that you can take on what is in store for testers in the coming years. You will also be positioned to help the industry move to the next level, and influence change not just amongst testers but also in the product engineering industry level as a whole.


Jumpstart for Network and Systems Administrators

Author: John R. Vacca,Scott Ellis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080491325

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 8007

In this book, you will gain extensive hands-on experience installing and configuring a firewall. You will also learn how to allow access to key Web services while maintaining your organization's security, as well as how to implement firewall-to-firewall virtual private networks (VPNs). You will learn how to build a firewall to protect your network; provide access to HTTP and FTP services on the Internet, and implement publicly accessible servers without compromising security. Furthermore, throughout the book, extensive hands-on examples provide you with practical experience in establishing security with firewalls. Examples include, but are not limited to: Installing and configuring Check Point FireWall-1; scanning to validate configuration using ISS Internet Scanner; configuring the firewall to support simple and complex Web services; setting up a packet filtering router; enhancing firewall configurations to support split-DNS; authenticating remote users; and protecting browsers and servers with a proxy-based firewall. · Install and configure proxy-based and stateful-filtering firewalls · Protect internal IP addresses with NAT and deploy a secure DNS architecture · Develop an Internet/intranet security policy to protect your organization's systems and data · Reduce your susceptibility to an attack by deploying firewalls, data encryption and decryption and other countermeasures

Multimedia Forensics and Security

Foundations, Innovations, and Applications

Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien,Mohamed Mostafa Fouad,Azizah Abdul Manaf,Mazdak Zamani,Rabiah Ahmad,Janusz Kacprzyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319442708

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 2404

This book presents recent applications and approaches as well as challenges in digital forensic science. One of the evolving challenges that is covered in the book is the cloud forensic analysis which applies the digital forensic science over the cloud computing paradigm for conducting either live or static investigations within the cloud environment. The book also covers the theme of multimedia forensics and watermarking in the area of information security. That includes highlights on intelligence techniques designed for detecting significant changes in image and video sequences. Moreover, the theme proposes recent robust and computationally efficient digital watermarking techniques. The last part of the book provides several digital forensics related applications, including areas such as evidence acquisition enhancement, evidence evaluation, cryptography, and finally, live investigation through the importance of reconstructing the botnet attack scenario to show the malicious activities and files as evidences to be presented in a court.

Handbook on Securing Cyber-physical Critical Infrastructure

Foundations and Challenges

Author: Sajal K. Das,Krishna Kant,Nan Zhang

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124158153

Category: Computers

Page: 817

View: 473

The worldwide reach of the Internet allows malicious cyber criminals to coordinate and launch attacks on both cyber and cyber-physical infrastructure from anywhere in the world. This purpose of this handbook is to introduce the theoretical foundations and practical solution techniques for securing critical cyber and physical infrastructures as well as their underlying computing and communication architectures and systems. Examples of such infrastructures include utility networks (e.g., electrical power grids), ground transportation systems (automotives, roads, bridges and tunnels), airports and air traffic control systems, wired and wireless communication and sensor networks, systems for storing and distributing water and food supplies, medical and healthcare delivery systems, as well as financial, banking and commercial transaction assets. The handbook focus mostly on the scientific foundations and engineering techniques - while also addressing the proper integration of policies and access control mechanisms, for example, how human-developed policies can be properly enforced by an automated system. Addresses the technical challenges facing design of secure infrastructures by providing examples of problems and solutions from a wide variety of internal and external attack scenarios Includes contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in relevant application areas such as smart power grid, intelligent transportation systems, healthcare industry and so on Loaded with examples of real world problems and pathways to solutions utilizing specific tools and techniques described in detail throughout
Technology & Engineering

Cloud Management and Security

Author: Imad M. Abbadi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 3614

Written by an expert with over 15 years’ experience in thefield, this book establishes the foundations of Cloud computing,building an in-depth and diverse understanding of the technologiesbehind Cloud computing. In this book, the author begins with an introduction to Cloudcomputing, presenting fundamental concepts such as analyzing Clouddefinitions, Cloud evolution, Cloud services, Cloud deploymenttypes and highlighting the main challenges. Following on from theintroduction, the book is divided into three parts: Cloudmanagement, Cloud security, and practical examples. Part one presents the main components constituting the Cloud andfederated Cloud infrastructure (e.g., interactions and deployment), discusses management platforms(resources and services), identifies and analyzes the mainproperties of the Cloud infrastructure, and presents Cloudautomated management services: virtual and application resourcemanagement services. Part two analyzes the problem of establishingtrustworthy Cloud, discusses foundation frameworks for addressingthis problem – focusing on mechanisms for treating the securitychallenges, discusses foundation frameworks and mechanisms forremote attestation in Cloud and establishing Cloud trust anchors,and lastly provides a framework for establishing a trustworthyprovenance system and describes its importance in addressing majorsecurity challenges such as forensic investigation, mitigatinginsider threats and operation management assurance. Finally, partthree, based on practical examples, presents real-life commercialand open source examples of some of the concepts discussed, andincludes a real-life case study to reinforce learning –especially focusing on Cloud security. Key Features • Covers in detail two main aspects of Cloud computing:Cloud management and Cloud security • Presents a high-level view (i.e., architectureframework) for Clouds and federated Clouds which is useful forprofessionals, decision makers, and students • Includes illustrations and real-life deploymentscenarios to bridge the gap between theory and practice • Extracts, defines, and analyzes the desired propertiesand management services of Cloud computing and its associatedchallenges and disadvantages • Analyzes the risks associated with Cloud services anddeployment types and what could be done to address the risk forestablishing trustworthy Cloud computing • Provides a research roadmap to establish next-generationtrustworthy Cloud computing • Includes exercises and solutions to problems as well asPowerPoint slides for instructors

Cloud Computing for Optimization: Foundations, Applications, and Challenges

Author: Bhabani Shankar Prasad Mishra,Himansu Das,Satchidananda Dehuri,Alok Kumar Jagadev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319736760

Category: Computers

Page: 463

View: 2443

This book discusses harnessing the real power of cloud computing in optimization problems, presenting state-of-the-art computing paradigms, advances in applications, and challenges concerning both the theories and applications of cloud computing in optimization with a focus on diverse fields like the Internet of Things, fog-assisted cloud computing, and big data. In real life, many problems – ranging from social science to engineering sciences – can be identified as complex optimization problems. Very often these are intractable, and as a result researchers from industry as well as the academic community are concentrating their efforts on developing methods of addressing them. Further, the cloud computing paradigm plays a vital role in many areas of interest, like resource allocation, scheduling, energy management, virtualization, and security, and these areas are intertwined with many optimization problems. Using illustrations and figures, this book offers students and researchers a clear overview of the concepts and practices of cloud computing and its use in numerous complex optimization problems.
Informationstechnik - Technische Innovation - Soziokultureller Wandel

The big switch

die Vernetzung der Welt von Edison bis Google

Author: Nicholas G. Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826655081

Category: Informationstechnik - Technische Innovation - Soziokultureller Wandel

Page: 314

View: 2719

Nicholas Carr beschreibt in dieser deutschen Übersetzung des amerikanischen Bestsellers die nächste IT-Revolution und dass dadurch immense Folgen auf unsere Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zukommen werden. Dabei erläutert er detailliert die Entwicklung der Computerindustrie in den letzten Jahren sowie insbesondere entscheidende neue Technologien wie das Cloud Computing und dessen Auswirkungen auf traditionelle Firmen wie z.B. Microsoft und Dell.


Die Jagd auf die deutschen Hacker, die das Pentagon knackten

Author: Clifford Stoll

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105607242

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 8597

›Kuckucksei‹ schildert bis ins Detail die hochdramatische Jagd nach deutschen Hackern, die in amerikanische Computernetze eingedrungen waren. Es ist der autobiografische Report eines amerikanischen Computercracks, der leidenschaftlich für die Sicherheit der Datennetze kämpft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
Political Science

Big Data

Die Revolution, die unser Leben verändern wird

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Viktor; Cukier Mayer-Schönberger

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864144590

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4675

Ob Kaufverhalten, Grippewellen oder welche Farbe am ehesten verrät, ob ein Gebrauchtwagen in einem guten Zustand ist – noch nie gab es eine solche Menge an Daten und noch nie bot sich die Chance, durch Recherche und Kombination in der Daten¬flut blitzschnell Zusammenhänge zu entschlüsseln. Big Data bedeutet nichts weniger als eine Revolution für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik. Es wird die Weise, wie wir über Gesundheit, Erziehung, Innovation und vieles mehr denken, völlig umkrempeln. Und Vorhersagen möglich machen, die bisher undenkbar waren. Die Experten Viktor Mayer-Schönberger und Kenneth Cukier beschreiben in ihrem Buch, was Big Data ist, welche Möglichkeiten sich eröffnen, vor welchen Umwälzungen wir alle stehen – und verschweigen auch die dunkle Seite wie das Ausspähen von persönlichen Daten und den drohenden Verlust der Privatsphäre nicht.