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Operating System Security

Author : Trent Jaeger
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"Operating systems provide the fundamental mechanisms for securing computer processing. Since the 1960s, operating systems designers have explored how to build"secure" operating systems - operating systems whose mechanisms protect the system against a motivated adversary. Recently, the importance of ensuring such security has become a mainstream issue for all operating systems. In this book, we examine past research that outlines the requirements for a secure operating system and research that implements example systems that aim for such requirements. For system designs that aimed to satisfy these requirements,we see that the complexity of software systems often results in implementation challenges that we are still exploring to this day. However, if a system design does not aim for achieving the secure operating system requirements, then its security features fail to protect the system in a myriad of ways. We also study systems that have been retro-fit with secure operating system features after an initial deployment. In all cases, the conflict between function on one hand and security on the other leads to difficult choices and the potential for unwise compromises. From this book, we hope that systems designers and implementers will learn the requirements for operating systems that effectively enforce security and will better understand how to manage the balance between function and security."--BOOK JACKET.

Guide to Operating Systems Security

Author : Michael J. Palmer
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This text is designed to expand networking student’s basic network and operating system skills to include planning, implementation, and auditing of a system’s security.

IT Security Foundations Operating System Security

Author : Lisa Bock
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Formal Verification of an Operating System Security Kernel

Author : Richard A. Kemmerer
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IT Security Foundations Operating System Security

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Prep for MTA Exam 98-367, Security Fundamentals, and learn how secure a Windows operating system.

Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Security

Author : R. Aleksandar Mihajlovic
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This is an introductory text in the area of Operating Systems and Security focused on the Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems. The material presented includes technical "must know" basics required at the entry level into the field of Cyber Security.After ten years of teaching and studying Operating Systems Security, one of the first such courses ever offered on the academic level, the time has come to transform the vast amount of material into a concise and yet comprehensive set of chapters. Restricted by a one semester course of 12 to 14 lectures covering distinct and important topics, the authors have made an attempt to select the most relevant material and to present it, in an intuitive order with the intention of leading students inductively into the field of Cyber Security.

Operating System Structures to Support Security and Reliable Software

Author : Theodore A. Linden
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Operating System Security

Author : Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Chmod, Security-Enhanced Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, PaX, NX bit, Mandatory access control, Comparison of privilege authorization features, Unix security, XTS-400, Address space layout randomization, OpenVZ, Privilege escalation, OpenBSD security features, Executable space protection, BoKS, Operating system-level virtualization, Grsecurity, Security-focused operating system, Superuser, AppArmor, Capability-based addressing, Cgroups, Generic Security Services Application Program Interface, Security-evaluated operating system, Cacls, Ssh-keygen, Exec Shield, Sandbox, RSBAC, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, Solaris Trusted Extensions, Process isolation, Type enforcement, Libwrap, Security descriptor, SetACL, Toor, Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel, W DEGREESX, OpenBSM, Resource Access Control Facility, Chown, Hardened Gentoo, Runas, Partitioning Communication System, Anonym.OS, Reference monitor, Trusted operating system, Immunix, Untrusted, Bastille Unix, ACF2, Chgrp, Openwall Project, LXC, FLASK, C-list, Kinsmod, Annvix, Secure operating

A Bibliography on Computer Operating System Security

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Embedded Systems Security

Author : David Kleidermacher
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Front Cover; Dedication; Embedded Systems Security: Practical Methods for Safe and Secure Softwareand Systems Development; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; About this Book; Audience; Organization; Approach; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 -- Introduction to Embedded Systems Security; 1.1What is Security?; 1.2What is an Embedded System?; 1.3Embedded Security Trends; 1.4Security Policies; 1.5Security Threats; 1.6Wrap-up; 1.7Key Points; 1.8 Bibliography and Notes; Chapter 2 -- Systems Software Considerations; 2.1The Role of the Operating System; 2.2Multiple Independent Levels of Security.

The Craft of System Security

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"I believe The Craft of System Security is one of the best software security books on the market today. It has not only breadth, but depth, covering topics ranging from cryptography, networking, and operating systems--to the Web, computer-human interaction, and how to improve the security of software systems by improving hardware. Bottom line, this book should be required reading for all who plan to call themselves security practitioners, and an invaluable part of every university's computer science curriculum." --Edward Bonver, CISSP, Senior Software QA Engineer, Product Security, Symantec Corporation "Here's to a fun, exciting read: a unique book chock-full of practical examples of the uses and the misuses of computer security. I expect that it will motivate a good number of college students to want to learn more about the field, at the same time that it will satisfy the more experienced professional." --L. Felipe Perrone, Department of Computer Science, Bucknell University Whether you're a security practitioner, developer, manager, or administrator, this book will give you the deep understanding necessary to meet today's security challenges--and anticipate tomorrow's. Unlike most books, The Craft of System Security doesn't just review the modern security practitioner's toolkit: It explains why each tool exists, and discusses how to use it to solve real problems. After quickly reviewing the history of computer security, the authors move on to discuss the modern landscape, showing how security challenges and responses have evolved, and offering a coherent framework for understanding today's systems and vulnerabilities. Next, they systematically introduce the basic building blocks for securing contemporary systems, apply those building blocks to today's applications, and consider important emerging trends such as hardware-based security. After reading this book, you will be able to Understand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations Use operating system security tools and structures--with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and Solaris Learn how networking, the Web, and wireless technologies affect security Identify software security defects, from buffer overflows to development process flaws Understand cryptographic primitives and their use in secure systems Use best practice techniques for authenticating people and computer systems in diverse settings Use validation, standards, and testing to enhance confidence in a system's security Discover the security, privacy, and trust issues arising from desktop productivity tools Understand digital rights management, watermarking, information hiding, and policy expression Learn principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) design for improved security Understand the potential of emerging work in hardware-based security and trusted computing

Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications

Author : Michael G. Solomon
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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES More than 90 percent of individuals, students, educators, businesses, organizations, and governments use Microsoft Windows, which has experienced frequent attacks against its well-publicized vulnerabilities. Revised and updated to keep pace with this ever changing field, Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications, Second Edition focuses on new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Particular emphasis is placed on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on the desktop, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions. It highlights how to use tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. The book also includes a resource for readers desiring more information on Microsoft Windows OS hardening, application security, and incident management. With its accessible writing style, and step-by-step examples, this must-have resource will ensure readers are educated on the latest Windows security. Key Features: -Discusses the Microsoft Windows Threat Landscape -Highlights Microsoft Windows security features -Covers managing security in Microsoft Windows -Explains hardening Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications -Reviews security trends for Microsoft Windows computers Instructor Materials for Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications include: PowerPoint Lecture Slides Exam Questions Case Scenarios/Handouts

Building a Secure Computer System

Author : Morrie Gasser
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Little prior knowledge is needed to use this long-needed reference. Computer professionals and software engineers will learn how to design secure operating systems, networks and applications.

Linux Security Audit and Control Features

Author : K. K. Mookhey
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This document, which focuses on the Linux security issues for one of the more popular versions of Linux, Red Hat version 9/Fedora, provides a standard reference for Linux security controls and their audit for security administrators, security professionals and information systems auditors. It provides the following guidance to IT management: * The business and technology drivers for Linux * The vulnerabilities of the Linux operating system * Risk management issues with an action-oriented perspective * Linux security software * How to secure Linux installations to fulfill the control objectives of two well-known standards-COBIT and ISO 17799 * Detailed internal control questionnaires. Call +1.847.253.1545 ext. 401, visit www.isaca.org/bookstore or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Network and System Security

Author : John R. Vacca
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Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization, cryptography, system intrusion, UNIX and Linux security, Internet security, intranet security, LAN security; wireless network security, cellular network security, RFID security, and more. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Operating Systems

Author : Jean Bacon
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Both theory and practice are blended together in order to learn how to build real operating systems that function within a distributed environment. An introduction to standard operating system topics is combined with newer topics such as security, microkernels and embedded systems. This book also provides an overview of operating system fundamentals. For programmers who want to refresh their basic skills and be brought up-to-date on those topics related to operating systems.

Linux System Security

Author : Scott Mann
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One of the first Linux security books to cover Bastille, this workbook contains a program which tightens system security and can even lock down the entire system in cases where the system is seriously compromised. Includes a new chapter on network sniffers and port scanners used to detect intruders.

HP UX System Security

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System Security

Author : David L. Oppenheimer
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Open Source Systems Security Certification

Author : Ernesto Damiani
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Open Source Systems Security Certification discusses Security Certification Standards and establishes the need to certify open source tools and applications. This includes the international standard for the certification of IT products (software, firmware and hardware) Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) (CC 2006), a certification officially adopted by the governments of 18 nations. Without security certification, open source tools and applications are neither secure nor trustworthy. Open Source Systems Security Certification addresses and analyzes the urgency of security certification for security-sensible markets, such as telecommunications, government and the military, through provided case studies. This volume is designed for professionals and companies trying to implement an Open Source Systems (OSS) aware IT governance strategy, and SMEs looking to attract new markets traditionally held by proprietary products or to reduce costs. This book is also suitable for researchers and advanced-level students.