The Tao of Network Security Monitoring : Beyond Intrusion Detection Издательство: Addison-Wesley Professional, 2004 г Мягкая обложка, 832 стр ISBN 0321246772 инфо 3743n.

Welcome to The Tao of Network Security Monitoring: Beyond Intrusion Detection The goal of this book is to help you better prepare your enterprise for the intrusions it will suffer Notice the term will Onceаэфэе you accept that your organization will be compromised, you begin to look at your situation differently If you've actually worked through an intrusion-;a real compromise, not a simple Web page defacement-;you'll realize the security principles and systems outlined herблфзнe are both necessary and relevant This book is about preparation for compromise, but it's not a book about preventing compromise Three words sum up my attitude toward stopping intruders: prevention eventually fails Every single network can be compromised, either by an external attacker or by a rogue insider Intruders exploit flawed software, misconfigured applications, and exposed services For every corporate defender, there are thousands of attackers, enumerating millions of poбсййиtential targets While you might be able to prevent some intrusions by applying patches, managing configurations, and controlling access, you can't prevail forever Believing only in prevention is like thinking you'll never experience an automobile accident Of course you should drive defensively, but it makes sense to buy insurance and know how to deal with the consequences of a collision Once your security is breached, everyone will ask the same question: now what? Answering this question has cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in incident response and computer forensics fees I hope this book will reduce the investigative workload of your computer security incident response team (CSIRT) by posturing your organization for incident response success If you deploy the monitoring infrastructure advocated here, your CSIRT will be better equipped to scope the extent of an intrusion, assess its impact, and propose efficient, effective remediation steps The intruderбтмха will spend less time stealing your secrets, damaging your reputation, and abusing your resources If you're fortunate and collect the right information in a forensically sound manner, you might provide the evidence needed to put an intruder in jail Audience This book is for security professionals of all skill levels and inclinations The primary audience includes network security architects looking for ways to improve their understanding of their network security posture My goal is to provide tools and techniques to increase visibility and comprehension of network traffic If you feel let down by your network-based intrusion detection system (NIDS), this book is definitely for you I explain why most NIDS deployments fail and how you can augment existing NIDS with open source tools Because this book focuses on open source tools, it is more likely to be accepted in smaller, less bureaucratic organizations that don't mandate the use of commercial software Furthermore, larбтцярge organizations with immense bandwidth usage might find some open source tools aren't built to handle outrageous traffic loads I'm not convinced the majority of Internet-enabled organizations are using connections larger than T-3 lines, however While every tool and technique hasn't been stress-tested on high-bandwidth links, I'm confident the material in this book applies to a great majority of users and networks If you're a network security analyst, this book is also for you I wrote this book as an analyst, for other analysts This means I concentrate on interpreting traffic, not explaining how to install and configure every single tool from source code For example, many books on intrusion detection describe the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite and how to set up the Snort open source IDS engine with the Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) interface These books seldom go further because they soon encounter inherent investigatiбтыюрve limitations that restrict the usefulness of their tools Since my analytical techniques do not rely on a single product, I can take network-based analysis to the next level I also limit discussion of odd packet header features, since real intrusions do not hinge on the presence of a weird TCP flag being set The tools and techniques in this book concentrate on giving analysts the information they need to assess intrusions and make decisions, not just identify mildly entertaining reconnaissance patterns This book strives to not repeat material found elsewhere You will not read how to install Snort or run Nmap I suggest you refer to the recommended reading list in the next section if you hunger for that knowledge I introduce tools and techniques overlooked by most authors, like the material on protocol anomaly detection by Brian Hernacki, and explain how you can use them to your advantage Technical managers will appreciate sections on best practices, training, and perбтюлхsonnel issues All the technology in the world is worthless if the staff manning it doesn't understand their roles, responsibilities, and escalation procedures Managers will also develop an intuition for the sorts of information a monitoring process or product should provide Many vendors sell services and products named with combinations of the terms network, security, and monitoring This book creates a specific definition for network security monitoring (NSM), built on a historical and operational foundation Prerequisites I've tried to avoid duplicating material presented elsewhere, so I hope readers lacking prerequisite knowledge take to heart the following reading suggestions I highly recommend reading the following three books prior to this one If you've got the necessary background, consider these titles as references Internet Site Security , by Erik Schetina, Ken Green, and Jacob Carlson (Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2002) This is an excellent security 101 bookбтятр If you need to start from the ground floor, this book is a great beginning Counter Hack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses , by Ed Skoudis (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 2001) Counter Hack offers the best single-chapter introductions to TCP/IP, Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and security issues available Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions , 4th ed, by Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, and George Kurtz (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003) Hacking Exposed explores the capabilities and intentions of digital threats By knowing how to compromise computers, you'll understand the sorts of attacks network security monitoring practitioners will encounter If you need an introduction to intrusion detection theory, I recommend the following book: Intrusion Detection , by Rebecca Gurley Bace (Indianapolis, IN: New Riders, 2000) While not strictly needed to understand the concepts in this book, Intrusion Detection provides the histoбуантry and mental lineage of IDS technology As The Tao of Network Security Monitoring focuses on network-based tactics, you can turn to Intrusion Detection for insight on host-based detection or the merits of signature- or anomaly-based IDS It helps to have a good understanding of TCP/IP beyond that presented in the aforementioned titles The following are a few of my favorite books on TCP/IP Internet Core Protocols: The Definitive Guide , by Eric A Hall (Cambridge, MA: O'Reilly, 2000) Many people consider Richard Stevens' TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1: The Protocols (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994) to be the best explanation of TCP/IP I think Eric Hall's more recent book is better suited for modern network traffic analysts Network Analysis and Troubleshooting , by J Scott Haugdahl (Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2000) Troubleshooting books tend to offer the more interesting explanations of protocols in action Scott Haugdahl works his way up the seven layers of the Open буаюйSystems Interconnect (OSI) model, using packet traces and case studies Troubleshooting Campus Networks: Practical Analysis of Cisco and LAN Protocols , by Priscilla Oppenheimer and Joseph Bardwell (Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2002) This title is considerably broader in scope than Scott Haugdahl's work, with coverage of virtual local area networks (VLANs), routing protocols, and wide area network (WAN) protocols like Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) One other book deserves mention, but I request you forgive a small amount of self-promotion The Tao of Network Security Monitoring is primarily about detecting incidents through network-based means In some senses it is also an incident response book Effective incident response, however, reaches far beyond network-based evidence To learn more about host-based data, such as file systems and memory dumps, I recommend Real Digital Forensics (Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2005) I wrote the network monitoring sections of the book, anбубккd coauthors Keith Jones and Curtis Rose did the host- and memory-level forensics If you'd like to see the big picture for incident response, read Real Digital Forensics A Note on Operating Systems All of the tools I discuss in this book run on the FreeBSD (http://wwwfreebsdorg ) operating system FreeBSD is a UNIX-like, open source environment well suited for building network security monitoring platforms If you're familiar with Linux or any other Berkeley Software Distribution (OpenBSD or NetBSD), you'll have no trouble with FreeBSD I strongly recommend running NSM tools on UNIX-like platforms like the BSDs and Linux You might consider trying a live CD-ROM FreeBSD distribution prior to committing a hard drive to installation You may already know about Knoppix Автор Richard Bejtlich.

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