Network Intrusion Detection (3rd Edition) by Stephen Northcutt

By Stephen Northcutt

This can be a nice booklet for either anyone new to intrusion detection and those who have already got familiarity with the sector. a very good, simply approachable bankruptcy on net fundamentals, via very transparent descriptions and examples. Combines particular examples with dialogue of the wider context, topics, and matters round intrusion detection. and there is additionally a good little bit of humor and "in the trenches" think, making the e-book a lor extra enjoyable to learn than i presumed it might be. For my reasons, i discovered this ebook the "mother lode" giving me the data and viewpoint i wished.

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Many companies are hiring compliance officers whose primary job is to manage corporate compliance. If your company has a compliance officer, make sure he or she is a member of your IT project team, at least during the definition phase, when you’re developing your functional and technical requirements, since these are often the method by which compliance occurs. We’ve included a short list here with a few Web site links, but it’s not exhaustive; you should seek legal advice regarding regulatory and compliance requirements for your firm if you don’t have a knowledgeable and experienced compliance officer in place.

Looking at the relative importance of your company’s information is a good starting point, because you need to find the right balance between security and information criticality. You need to define the various systems you have in place and look at how information flows through your organization to understand the infrastructure you’re trying to protect. Finally, you need to create an initial assessment of scope to define what is and is not included in your project. You’ll find that this is a common theme throughout most security texts, because there’s no point in securing something no one wants.

Briefly, the structure of the policy should include the following: ■ Introduction In this section, you should state the purpose of this policy. What is the objective of the policy? Why it is important to the organization? These are the basic requirements. Typically, you will see the word should in these statements. ■ Standards In this section, you should detail the standards for implementing and deploying the selected controls. ” NOTE Remember that any type of traffic that takes place on your network should be defined somewhere within your network policy.

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