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Cyber attacks

by Amoroso, Edward G.
[ ] Published by : Butterworth-Heinemann, (Burlington, MA :) , 2011 Physical details: 1 online resource. ISBN:9780123849175 (electronic bk.); 0123849179 (electronic bk.); 9780123849182 (electronic bk.); 0123849187 (electronic bk.). Subject(s): Cyberterrorism -- United States -- Prevention. | Computer security -- United States. | National security -- United States. | Computer security. | Cyberterrorism. | National security. | Prevention. | United States. | Social Science. | Computer crimes -- United States -- Prevention. | Cyberterrorism -- United States -- Prevention. | Cyberspace -- Security measures -- United States. | Computer security -- United States. | National security -- United States. | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism. | Computer security. | Cyberterrorism -- Prevention. | National security. | United States. | Electronic books. Item type:
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No nation - especially the United States - has a coherent technical and architectural strategy for preventing cyber attack from crippling essential critical infrastructure services. This book initiates an intelligent national (and international) dialogue amongst the general technical community around proper methods for reducing national risk. This includes controversial themes such as the deliberate use of deception to trap intruders. It also serves as an attractive framework for a new national strategy for cyber security, something that several Presidential administrations have failed in attempting to create. In addition, nations other than the US might choose to adopt the framework as well Amoroso offers a technical, architectural, and management solution to the problem of protecting national infrastructure. This includes practical and empirically-based guidance for security engineers, network operators, software designers, technology managers, application developers, and even those who simply use computing technology in their work or home. Each principle is presented as a separate security strategy, along with pages of compelling examples that demonstrate use of the principle. A specific set of criteria requirements allows any organization, such as a government agency, to integrate the principles into their local environment. This book takes the national debate on protecting critical infrastructure in an entirely new and fruitful direction. * Covers cyber security policy development for massively complex infrastructure using ten principles derived from experiences in U.S. Federal Government settings and a range of global commercial environments. * Provides a unique and provocative philosophy of cyber security that directly contradicts conventional wisdom about info sec for small or enterprise-level systems. * Illustrates the use of practical, trial-and-error findings derived from 25 years of hands-on experience protecting critical infrastructure on a daily basis at AT & T.

Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Deception -- Chapter 3: Separation -- Chapter 4: Diversity -- Chapter 5: Commonality -- Chapter 6: Depth -- Chapter 7: Discretion -- Chapter 8: Collection -- Chapter 9: Correlation -- Chapter 10: Awareness -- Chapter 11: Response -- Appendix: Sample National Infrastructure Protection Requirements.

Includes index.

Introduction -- Deception -- Separation -- Diversity -- Commonality -- Depth -- Discretion -- Collection -- Correlation -- Awareness -- Response.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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