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Network Defense and Countermeasures

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE All you need to know about defending networks, in one book Clearly explains concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills Covers key security standards and models for business and government The perfect introduction for all network/computer security professionals and students Welcome to today's most useful and practical introduction to defending modern networks. Drawing on decades of experience, Chuck Easttom brings together updated coverage of all the concepts, terminology, techniques, and solutions you'll need to be effective. Easttom thoroughly introduces the core technologies of modern network security, including firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, and VPNs. Next, he shows how encryption can be used to safeguard data as it moves across networks. You'll learn how to harden operating systems, defend against malware and network attacks, establish robust security policies, and assess network security using industry-leading standards and models. You'll also find thorough coverage of key issues such as physical security, forensics, and cyberterrorism. Throughout, Easttom blends theory and application, helping you understand both what to do and why . In every chapter, quizzes, exercises, projects, and web resources deepen your understanding and help you use what you've learnedin the classroom and in your career. Learn How To Evaluate key network risks and dangers Choose the right network security approach for your organization Anticipate and counter widespread network attacks, including those based on social engineering Successfully deploy and apply firewalls and intrusion detection systems Secure network communication with virtual private networks Protect data with cryptographic public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates Defend against malware, including ransomware, Trojan horses, and spyware Harden operating systems and keep their security up to date Define and implement security policies that reduce risk Explore leading security standards and models, including ISO and NIST standards Prepare for an investigation if your network has been attacked Understand the growing risks of espionage and cyberterrorism
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9780789759962

Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Learn how to detect and prevent the hacking of medical equipment at hospitals and healthcare facilities. A cyber-physical attack on building equipment pales in comparison to the damage a determined hacker can do if he/she gains access to a medical-grade network as a medical-grade network controls the diagnostic, treatment, and life support equipment on which lives depend. News reports inform us how hackers strike hospitals with ransomware that prevents staff from accessing patient records or scheduling appointments. Unfortunately, medical equipment also can be hacked and shut down remotely as a form of extortion. Criminal hackers will not ask for a $500 payment to unlock an MRI, PET or CT scan, or X-ray machinethey will ask for much more. Litigation is bound to follow and the resulting punitive awards will drive up hospital insurance costs and healthcare costs in general. This will undoubtedly result in increased regulations for hospitals and higher costs for compliance. Unless hospitals and other healthcare facilities take the steps necessary to secure their medical-grade networks, they will be targeted for cyber-physical attack, possibly with life-threatening consequences. Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities  is a wake-up call explaining what hackers can do, why hackers would target a hospital, the way hackers research a target, ways hackers can gain access to a medical-grade network (cyber-attack vectors), and ways hackers hope to monetize their cyber-attack. By understanding and detecting the threats, you can take action nowbefore your hospital becomes the next victim. What You Will Learn: Determine how vulnerable hospital and healthcare building equipment is to cyber-physical attack Identify possible ways hackers can hack hospital and healthcare facility equipment Recognize the cyber-attack vectorsor paths by which a hacker or cracker can gain access to a computer, a medical-grade network server, or expensive medical equipment in order to deliver a payload or malicious outcome Detect and prevent man-in-the-middle or denial-of-service cyber-attacks Find and prevent hacking of the hospital database and hospital web application Who This Book Is For: Hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, hospital & healthcare facility engineers and building managers, hospital & healthcare facility IT professionals, and HIPAA professionals
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9781484221549
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