Thursday, 29 July 2004

Amit Singh has written an article touching on many key aspects of what is needed to get a good understanding of the world of computer security. It's not a forensics manual or an exhaustive book on the subject, but it does a very good job of hitting all the bases and educating at a level deeper than you'll get from the new sources that write quick one-off stories, and in this day and age, that's a worthwhile thing.

His paper, which is entitled "A Taste of Computer Security," is divided into these chapters:

  • Popular Notions About Security \
  • Defining Computer Security
  • Traditional Unix Security
  • Security Uprooting Vehicles
  • The Net Growth In Insecurity
  • Digital Life: Viruses
  • Digital Life: Worms
  • Viruses on Unix
  • Platform-Independent Malware
  • Defeating Memory
  • Securing Memory
  • Access Control
  • Detecting Intrusion
  • Sandboxing
  • An Example: Solaris Security
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unix vs. Windows
  • Epilogue

I found it worth the read, and recommend it to people who may not be security professionals full-time, but need a certain level of understanding to really know what they need to know in their daily jobs.

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