Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks

4 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781484204580: Cyber Operations: Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Learn to set up, defend, and attack computer networks. This book focuses on networks and real attacks, offers extensive coverage of offensive and defensive techniques, and is supported by a rich collection of exercises and resources.

You'll learn how to configure your network from the ground up, starting by setting up your virtual test environment with basics like DNS and active directory, through common network services, and ending with complex web applications involving web servers and backend databases.

Key defensive techniques are integrated throughout the exposition. You will develop situational awareness of your network and will build a complete defensive infrastructure—including log servers, network firewalls, web application firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.

Of course, you cannot truly understand how to defend a network if you do not know how to attack it, so you will attack your test systems in a variety of ways beginning with elementary attacks against browsers through privilege escalation to a domain administrator, or attacks against simple network servers through the compromise of a defended e-commerce site.

The author, who has coached his university’s cyber defense team three times to the finals of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, provides a practical, hands-on approach to cyber security.

What you ll learn

  • How to securely set up a complete network, from its infrastructure through web applications
  • How to integrate defensive technologies such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems into your network
  • How to attack your network with tools like Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Burp Suite
  • How to gain situational awareness on your network to detect and prevent such attacks

Who this book is for

This book is for beginning and intermediate professionals in cyber security who want to learn more about building, defending, and attacking computer networks. It is also suitable for use as a textbook and supplementary text for hands-on courses in cyber operations at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. System Setup

Chapter 2. Basic Offense

Chapter 3. Operational Awareness

Chapter 4. DNS & BIND

Chapter 5. Enumerating the Network

Chapter 6. Active Directory

Chapter 7. Attacking the Domain

Chapter 8. Logging

Chapter 9. Network Services

Chapter 10. Malware

Chapter 11. Apache and ModSecurity

Chapter 12. IIS and ModSecurity

Chapter 13. Web Attacks

Chapter 14. Firewalls

Chapter 15. MySQL

Chapter 16. Snort

Chapter 17. PHP

Chapter 18. Web Applications

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mike O’Leary is a professor at Towson University and the founding Director of the School of Emerging Technologies. He developed and teaches hands-on capstone courses in computer security for both undergraduate and graduate students. He has coached the Towson University Cyber Defense team to the finals of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 59.99
US$ 91.41

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

O Leary, Mike
Published by Apress (2015)
ISBN 10: 1484204581 ISBN 13: 9781484204580
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Apress, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1484204581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

O?Leary, Mike
Published by Apress (2015)
ISBN 10: 1484204581 ISBN 13: 9781484204580
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Apress, 2015. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1484204581_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

O Leary, Mike
Published by Apress (2015)
ISBN 10: 1484204581 ISBN 13: 9781484204580
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Apress, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111484204581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mike O?Leary
Published by Apress (2015)
ISBN 10: 1484204581 ISBN 13: 9781484204580
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Apress, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1484204581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Mike O'Leary
Published by Apress (2015)
ISBN 10: 1484204581 ISBN 13: 9781484204580
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Apress, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st ed. - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1484204581n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 287.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds