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Cyber Operations

Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks

Authors: O'Leary, Mike

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  • Completely updates the previous edition to cover systems released between 2011 and 2017, including new operating systems (Windows 10, etc.)
  • Covers Windows Management Instrumentation—one of the hottest topics in cybersecurity—in detail, both defensively and offensively
  • Features defensive cybersecurity techniques, including how to use Sysmon to detect Mimikatz use on a domain and track that back to the attacker’s command and control server
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About this book

Know how to set up, defend, and attack computer networks with this revised and expanded second edition.

You will learn to configure your network from the ground up, beginning with developing your own private virtual test environment, then setting up your own DNS server and AD infrastructure. You will continue with more advanced network services, web servers, and database servers and you will end by building your own web applications servers, including WordPress and Joomla!. Systems from 2011 through 2017 are covered, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 as well as a range of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Mint, and OpenSUSE.

Key defensive techniques are integrated throughout and you will develop situational awareness of your network and build a complete defensive infrastructure, including log servers, network firewalls, web application firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.

Of course, you cannot truly understand how to defend a network if you do not know how to attack it, so you will attack your test systems in a variety of ways. You will learn about Metasploit, browser attacks, privilege escalation, pass-the-hash attacks, malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, database attacks, and web application attacks.


What You’ll Learn

  • Construct a testing laboratory to experiment with software and attack techniques
  • Build realistic networks that include active directory, file servers, databases, web servers, and web applications such as WordPress and Joomla!
  • Manage networks remotely with tools, including PowerShell, WMI, and WinRM
  • Use offensive tools such as Metasploit, Mimikatz, Veil, Burp Suite, and John the Ripper
  • Exploit networks starting from malware and initial intrusion to privilege escalation through password cracking and persistence mechanisms
  • Defend networks by developing operational awareness using auditd and Sysmon to analyze logs, and deploying defensive tools such as the Snort intrusion detection system, IPFire firewalls, and ModSecurity web application firewalls


Who This Book Is For

This study guide is intended for everyone involved in or interested in cybersecurity operations (e.g., cybersecurity professionals, IT professionals, business professionals, and students) 

About the authors

Mike O’Leary is a professor at Towson University and the founding director of the School of Emerging Technologies. He developed and teaches hands-on capstone courses in computer security for both undergraduate and graduate students. He has coached the Towson University Cyber Defense team to the finals of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook ¥6,738
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4294-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover ¥8,423
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4293-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyber Operations
Book Subtitle
Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mike O'Leary
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4294-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4294-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4293-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXI, 1134
Number of Illustrations
210 b/w illustrations
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