A Comprehensive, Proven Approach to Securing All Your Network Endpoints! Despite massive investments in security technology and training, hackers are increasingly succeeding in attacking networks at their weakest links: their endpoints. Now, leadingMoreA Comprehensive, Proven Approach to Securing All Your Network Endpoints! Despite massive investments in security technology and training, hackers are increasingly succeeding in attacking networks at their weakest links: their endpoints.
Now, leading security expert Mark Kadrich introduces a breakthrough strategy to protecting all your endpoint devices, from desktops and notebooks to PDAs and cellphones. Drawing on powerful process control techniques, Kadrich shows how to systematically prevent and eliminate network contamination and infestation, safeguard endpoints against todays newest threats, and prepare yourself for tomorrows attacks.
As part of his end-to-end strategy, he shows how to utilize technical innovations ranging from network admission control to trusted computing. Unlike traditional one-size-fits-all solutions, Kadrichs approach reflects the unique features of every endpoint, from its applications to its environment. Kadrich presents specific, customized strategies for Windows PCs, notebooks, Unix/Linux workstations, Macs, PDAs, smartphones, cellphones, embedded devices, and more.
Youll learn how to: - Recognize dangerous limitations in conventional endpoint security strategies - Identify the best products, tools, and processes to secure your specific devices and infrastructure - Configure new endpoints securely and reconfigure existing endpoints to optimize security - Rapidly identify and remediate compromised endpoint devices - Systematically defend against new endpoint-focused malware and viruses - Improve security at the point of integration between endpoints and your network Whether youre a security engineer, consultant, administrator, architect, manager, or CSO, this book delivers what youve been searching for: a comprehensive endpoint security strategy that works.Mark Kadrich is President and CEO of The Security Consortium, which performs in-depth testing and evaluation of security products and vendors.
As Senior Scientist for Sygate Technologies, he was responsible for developing corporate policies, understanding security trends, managing government certification programs, and evangelization. After Symantec acquired Sygate, Kadrich became Symantecs Senior Manager of Network and Endpoint Security. His 20 years IT security experience encompasses systems level design, policy generation, endpoint security, risk management, and other key issues.ForewordPrefaceAbout the AuthorChapter 1 Defining EndpointsChapter 2 Why Security FailsChapter 3 Something Is MissingChapter 4 Missing Link DiscoveredChapter 5 Endpoints and Network IntegrationChapter 6 Trustworthy BeginningsChapter 7 Threat VectorsChapter 8 Microsoft WindowsChapter 9 Apple OS XChapter 10 LinuxChapter 11 PDAs and SmartphonesChapter 12 Embedded DevicesChapter 13 Case Studies of Endpoint Security FailuresGlossaryIndex