- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA; 1 edition (11 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781491960387
- ISBN-13: 978-1491960387
- ASIN: 1491960388
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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About the Author
Lee Brotherston is a Senior Security Advisor with Leviathan Security, providing Information Security consulting services to a range of clients. Having spent more than a decade in Information Security, Lee has worked as an Internal Security resource across many verticals including Finance, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Government in roles ranging from Engineer to IT Security Manager.
Amanda Berlin is an Information Security Architect for a consulting firm in Northern Ohio. She has spent over a decade in different areas of technology and sectors providing infrastructure support, triage, and design. Amanda has been involved in implementing a secure Payment Card Industries (PCI) process and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance as well as building a comprehensive phishing and awards-based user education program. She is the author for a Blue Team best practices book called "Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure" through O'Reilly Media. She is a co-host on the Brakeing Down Security podcast and writes for several blogs. On Twitter, she's @InfoSystir.
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From the Preface
Our goal is to not only make this a standard that can be applied to most enterprise networks, but also be a little entertaining to read along the way. There are already deep-dive standards out there from a variety of government and private organizations that can drone on and on about the validity of one security measure or the next. We want this to be an informative dialog backed by real-life experiences in the industry. There will be good policy, best practices, code snippets, screenshots, walkthroughs, and snark all mixed in together. We want to reach out to the masses—the net admins who can’t get approval to hire help; directors who want to know they aren’t the only ones fighting the battles that we see day in and day out; and the people who are getting their hands dirty in the trenches and aren’t even close to being ready to start down the path of reading whitepapers and RFCs.
Who This Book Is For
This book is designed to serve as a Security 101 handbook that is applicable to as many environments as possible, in order to drive maximum improvement in your security posture for the minimum financial spend. Types of positions that will be able to take away knowledge and actionable data from this include upper-level CIOs, directors, security analysts, systems administrators, and other technological roles.
Navigating the Book
We have deliberately written this so that you do not have to adopt an all-or-nothing approach. Each of the chapters can serve as a standalone body of knowledge for a particular area of interest, meaning that you can pick and choose which subjects work for you and your organization, and ignore any that you feel may not apply. The aim is not to achieve compliance with a particular framework or compliance regime, but to improve on the current situation in sensible, pragmatic, manageable chunks.
We have purposefully ordered this book to begin with the fundamentals of starting or redesigning an information security program. It will take you from the skeleton steps of program creation on a wild rollercoaster ride into the depths of more technical topics.
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If you are an IT generalist who is interested in learning the basics of Blue Teaming, this book is an excellent place to start.
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