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RE: book for a newbie...?
From: "SimsJS" <sims () interex org>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 16:41:42 -0800

The two mentioned below are great! I used those as well, but also there is one called Hackers Beware that helps you 
understand what hackers do and how tools work. I found it very helpful. It is by Eric Cole.

The amazon listing is at 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735710090/qid=1078360824//ref=pd_ka_1/104-1918290-8075924?v=glance&n=507846

Jeff



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On 3/3/2004 at 5:54 PM Meidinger Chris wrote:

I second the motion. Stephen Northcutt may be kind of hot-headed in real
life, but he is one of my favorite authors. "INSIDE: Network Perimiter
Security" is fantastic as you mentioned Paul; Stephen Northcutt and Judy
Nowak's  "Network Intrusion Detection: An Analyst's Handbook" is also
absolutely fantastic.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterwald [mailto:paul () awesometickets net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 10:07 PM
To: 'Murad Talukdar'; security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: RE: book for a newbie...?

Murad, et al...

Your best investment comes from New Riders publishing.  They have a series
of books focused on security mostly from and or by/overseen Stephen
Northcutt.  Network Intrusion Detection will teach you all about reading
"the wire".  Intrusion Signatures and Analysis will help you learn more and
Network Perimeter Security is a good primer...

Lots of luck.

Paul Osterwald

-----Original Message-----
From: Murad Talukdar [mailto:talukdar_m () subway com]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 18:25
To: security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: book for a newbie...?

Back when you were a security nipper playing with netstat and gurgling = at
the sight of portscans on your fisher price server, which book did = you
use
to learn security basics from?
I've inherited a 50 node network and am just getting into learning how = to
secure it.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
Murad




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