Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fighting back against cybercrime


By David Gewirtz

In this all-new book review shootout, we put five books to the test. Read on to learn how Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses by Markus Jakobsson and Zulfikar Ramzan, Internet Forensics by Robert Jones, Phishing Exposed by Lance James, Aggressive Network Self-Defense by Neil R. Wyler, Bruce Potter, and Chris Hurley, and Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, and Theft by Eric Cole and Sandra Ring stand up to our editorial review.

Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses

This book is the one of the most current and comprehensive analysis of the state of Internet security threats right now. The review of current issues and predictions about problems years away are critical for truly understanding crimeware. There's a new breed of online predators -- serious criminals intent on stealing big bucks and top-secret information -- and their weapons of choice are a dangerous array of tools called crimeware. With an ever-growing number of companies, organizations, and individuals turning to the Internet to get things done, there's an urgent need to understand and prevent these online threats.

Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses will help security professionals, technical managers, students, and researchers understand and prevent specific crimeware threats. This book guides you through the essential security principles, techniques, and countermeasures to keep you one step ahead of the criminals, regardless of evolving technology and tactics.

Security experts Markus Jakobsson and Zulfikar Ramzan have brought together chapter contributors who are among the best and the brightest in the security industry. Together, they will help you understand how crimeware works, how to identify it, and how to prevent future attacks before your company's valuable information falls into the wrong hands. In self-contained chapters that go into varying degrees of depth, the book provides a thorough overview of crimeware, including not only concepts prevalent in the wild, but also ideas that so far have only been seen inside the laboratory.