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Applied Network Security

By : Arthur Salmon, Michael McLafferty, Warun Levesque
Book Image

Applied Network Security

By: Arthur Salmon, Michael McLafferty, Warun Levesque

Overview of this book

Computer networks are increasing at an exponential rate and the most challenging factor organisations are currently facing is network security. Breaching a network is not considered an ingenious effort anymore, so it is very important to gain expertise in securing your network. The book begins by showing you how to identify malicious network behaviour and improve your wireless security. We will teach you what network sniffing is, the various tools associated with it, and how to scan for vulnerable wireless networks. Then we’ll show you how attackers hide the payloads and bypass the victim’s antivirus. Furthermore, we’ll teach you how to spoof IP / MAC address and perform an SQL injection attack and prevent it on your website. We will create an evil twin and demonstrate how to intercept network traffic. Later, you will get familiar with Shodan and Intrusion Detection and will explore the features and tools associated with it. Toward the end, we cover tools such as Yardstick, Ubertooth, Wifi Pineapple, and Alfa used for wireless penetration testing and auditing. This book will show the tools and platform to ethically hack your own network whether it is for your business or for your personal home Wi-Fi.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Preface

Computer networks are increasing at an exponential rate and the most challenging factor organizations are currently facing is network security. Breaching a network is not considered an ingenious effort anymore, so it is very important to gain expertise in securing your network.

This book is aimed at people who already have a good understanding of basic networking and computers that want to build a stronger, but also practical knowledge into cyber security. You will learn about some common and advance tools that security professionals use to conduct their vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and cyber threat hunting. We will cover a diverse range of network and cyber security attacks that everyone should be aware of; you will be guided step by step on how these attacks are performed and what are the mitigations and defenses for it. Our goal is to build your knowledge and skills to a good fundamental point so that you can not only become more proficient to securing yourself or your business but also if you develop a passion or interest in pursuing a career in cyber security.