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By James Graham, Ryan Olson, Rick Howard

The delicate equipment utilized in contemporary high-profile cyber incidents have pushed many to wish to appreciate how such protection concerns paintings. Demystifying the complexity usually linked to details insurance, Cyber safeguard necessities presents a transparent knowing of the suggestions at the back of general threats, strategies, and techniques. to complete this, the workforce of safeguard pros from VeriSign’s iDefense® defense Intelligence companies offer an in depth evaluate of the pc protection panorama. even though the textual content is offered to these new to cyber protection, its entire nature makes it excellent for specialists who have to clarify how laptop protection works to non-technical employees. delivering a basic figuring out of the idea at the back of the most important matters impacting cyber safeguard, the booklet: Covers attacker tools and motivations, exploitation tendencies, malicious code ideas, and the most recent possibility vectors Addresses greater than seventy five key safety innovations in a chain of concise, well-illustrated summaries designed for many degrees of technical knowing provides actionable suggestion for the mitigation of threats Breaks down the code used to write down exploits into comprehensible diagrams This e-book isn't really in regards to the most up-to-date assault developments or botnets. It’s concerning the explanation why those difficulties proceed to plague us. through larger knowing the common sense offered in those pages, readers should be ready to transition to a occupation within the turning out to be box of cyber protection and let proactive responses to the threats and assaults at the horizon.

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Exhibit 1-12 A long phishing domain appearing to belong to CitiBank. 6 Firewalls The Internet of today is in stark contrast to the close-knit group of research networks that made up the Internet forty years ago. As the Internet has grown, the need to protect networks and even individual computers has become a major concern. To this end, devices and software that fall under the banner of “firewall” have become a necessity for any and all computers connected to the Internet that the user wants to remain safe.

31 To target a specific group, the attacker could build an antenna into a doorframe and collect the ID of each person who entered the room. Because of these cards’ lack of encryption, attackers can easily clone them to steal victims’ IDs without their knowledge. Beyond the security concerns of identity and data theft, RFID tags also have ramifications for personal privacy.

If an access card worked like an EPC tag, it would always return the same 96-bit number. Anyone who could read the card could easily duplicate it and gain access to a building. To prevent this, another class of RFID tag, known as the contactless smart card (CSC), is much more complex than an EPC. Similar to traditional smart cards, CSCs have the ability to store and process information. Rather than simply responding to each interrogation with the same number, CSCs use cryptography to hide their information and sometimes confirm the identity of the reader before divulging sensitive information.

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