Open IT Forum: Recommendations for network security books

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I'm compiling a list of the best books on network security. What are some of your favorites, perhaps with a brief description? All contributors to the list will receive 100 knowledge points!

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  • carlosdl
    One of my favorites is "HACKING EXPOSED: NETWORK SECURITY SECRETS & SOLUTIONS". I have the second edition :-) , but I think there is a 6th edition now. As the book's name says, it exposes hacking methods and vulnerabilities, and offers countermeasures for each one of them. A really interesting book. This is an excerpt from the introduction: "We are here to say that the fighting is fierce, but the war appears winnable. In this book, we lay out the methods of the enemy, and in every instance provide field-tested strategies for protecting your own portion of the digital landscape."
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    Sorry, Authors: Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz Published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne
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  • Subhendu Sen
    The most help I got from " Aggressive Network Self-Defense" written by Neil R. Wyler. This book provides intact details of network security with root causes. Most probably, this is the first book that written on ADAM methodology for administrator to defend networks against illegal hackers and unauthorized access. Another book I prefer to say "Linux Network Security" written by Peter G Smith. This book provides an extensive analysis of network and system security practices, procedures, and technologies. Needless to say that, design issues and architectures are also expertly covered here. "Provides a complete guide to finding, fixing, and preventing holes in a Linux Network. Teaches all the main aspects of securing a small LAN, from routing and topology to configuring UNIX services, with particular emphasis on securing against remote attack". From Back Cover....
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  • MelanieYarbrough
    Oooh, thanks for the suggestions. Keep 'em coming! - Melanie
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  • Labnuke99
    Two indispensible network security books: NMAP Network Scanning by Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon - nmap is a must-have tool in any network or security admin toolkit - the book is great to have when you don't have access to online docs. Wireshark Network Analysis by Laura Chappell - you have to know how to read packet captures to be an effective network/security analyst - this book is a great source to have by your side - be sure to checkout my case study included in the book ;)
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  • MelanieYarbrough
    [...] security resources you’d like to recommend? Let us know in the comments section, in the forums or by email at [...]
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