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Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By : Kevin Beaver
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Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By: Kevin Beaver

Overview of this book

In order to outsmart a hacker, you need to get into the hacker’s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks. Whether you’re worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems and protect them from attacks. You’ll learn the security testing techniques that are based on the information security best practices. You’ll learn how to establish a comprehensive testing plan and plug the holes in your system. The later chapters will teach you how to manage an ongoing security testing program. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully implement a security assessment program, perform proper security checks, and put the proper countermeasures in place to keep external hackers and malicious users in check.
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Chapter 19

Managing Security Processes


check Automating tasks

check Watching for misbehavior

check Outsourcing your security testing

check Keeping security on everyone’s mind

Information security is an ongoing process that you must manage effectively over time to be successful. This management goes beyond periodically applying patches and hardening systems. Performing your security tests repeatedly is critical; security vulnerabilities emerge continually. To put it another way, security tests are a snapshot of your overall information security, so you have to perform your tests continually to keep up with the latest issues. Ongoing diligence is required not only for compliance with various laws and regulations, but also for minimizing business risks related to your information systems.

Automating the Security Assessment Process...