If you are a network administrator, you’re under a lot of pressure to ensure that mission-critical systems are completely safe from malicious code, buffer overflows, stealth port scans, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, CGI attacks, and other network intruders. Designing a reliable way to detect intruders before they get in is an essential – but often overwhelming–challenge.
Snort, the defacto open source standard of intrusion detection tools, is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching, and matching. Snort can save countless headaches; the new Snort Cookbook will save countless hours of sifting through dubious online advice or wordy tutorials to leverage the full power of SNORT.
But the Snort Cookbook offers far more than quick cut-and-paste solutions to frustrating security issues. Those who learn best in the trenches–and don’t have the hours to spare to pore over tutorials or troll online for best-practice snippets of advice – will find that the solutions offered in this ultimate Snort sourcebook not only solve immediate problems quickly but also showcase the best tips and tricks they need to master be security gurus–and still have a life.
About the Authors
Angela Orebaugh is an information security technologist, scientist, and author with a broad spectrum of expertise in information assurance.
- Simon Biles is currently Director of Thinking Security Ltd., an Information Security Consultancy based near Oxford in the UK.
- Jake Babbin works as a government agency contractor filling the Intrusion Detection Team Lead role.
Snort Cookbook epub
Author(s): Biles, Simon; Orebaugh, Angela; Babbin, Jacob
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc, Year: 2009