Cyber Operations

Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks

Authors: O'Leary, Mike

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Cyber Operations walks you through all the processes to set up, defend, and attack computer networks. This book focuses on networks and real attacks, offers extensive coverage of offensive and defensive techniques, and is supported by a rich collection of exercises and resources.

You'll learn how to configure your network from the ground up, starting by setting up your virtual test environment with basics like DNS and active directory, through common network services, and ending with complex web applications involving web servers and backend databases.

Key defensive techniques are integrated throughout the exposition. You will develop situational awareness of your network and will 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 beginning with elementary attacks against browsers and culminating with a case study of the compromise of a defended e-commerce site.

The author, who has coached his university’s cyber defense team three times to the finals of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, provides a practical, hands-on approach to cyber security.

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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 (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyber Operations
Book Subtitle
Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mike O'Leary
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0457-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0457-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 744
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
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