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Intrusion Detection and Prevention for Mobile Ecosystems

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Georgios Kambourakis, Asaf Shabtai, Constantinos Kolias, Dimitrios Damopoulos
September 6, 2017

This book presents state-of-the-art contributions from both scientists and practitioners working in intrusion detection and prevention for mobile networks, services, and devices. It covers fundamental theory, techniques, applications, as well as practical experiences concerning intrusion detection a...

Understanding the New European Data Protection Rules

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Paul Lambert
September 21, 2017

Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to comply...

Empirical Research for Software Security: Foundations and Experience

Lotfi ben Othmane, Martin Gilje Jaatun, Edgar Weippl
December 04, 2017

Developing secure software requires the integration of numerous methods and tools into the development process, and software design is based on shared expert knowledge, claims, and opinions. Empirical methods, including data analytics, allow extracting knowledge and insights from the data that...

Big Data Analytics with Applications in Insider Threat Detection

Bhavani Thuraisingham, Pallabi Parveen, Mohammad Mehedy Masud, Latifur Khan
December 01, 2017

Today's malware mutates randomly to avoid detection, but reactively adaptive malware is more intelligent, learning and adapting to new computer defenses on the fly. Using the same algorithms that antivirus software uses to detect viruses, reactively adaptive malware deploys those algorithms to...

Supply Chain Risk Management: Applying Secure Acquisition Principles to Ensure a Trusted Technology Product

Ken Sigler, Dan Shoemaker, Anne Kohnke
November 03, 2017

The book presents the concepts of ICT supply chain risk management from the perspective of NIST IR 800-161. It covers how to create a verifiable audit-based control structure to ensure comprehensive security for acquired products. It explains how to establish systematic control over the supply...

Anti-Spam Techniques Based on Artificial Immune System

Ying Tan
November 01, 2017

Email has become an indispensable communication tool in daily life. However, high volumes of spam waste resources, interfere with productivity, and present severe threats to computer system security and personal privacy. This book introduces research on anti-spam techniques based on the artificial...

Cyberspace and Cybersecurity, Second Edition

George Kostopoulos
November 01, 2017

Providing comprehensive coverage of cyberspace and cybersecurity, this textbook not only focuses on technologies but also explores human factors and organizational perspectives and emphasizes why asset identification should be the cornerstone of any information security strategy. Topics include...

Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance, and Assessment

Chelsea A. Binns
October 26, 2017

This book provides a complete guide on fraud hotlines. It is designed to educate readers with respect to the history, purpose, operation, use and utility of fraud hotlines. It also equips readers with the knowledge to create, analyze and assess the performance of fraud hotlines....

Iris Biometric Model for Secured Network Access

Franjieh El Khoury
October 23, 2017

In the last few years, biometric techniques have proven their ability to provide secure access to shared resources in various domains. Furthermore, software agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) have shown their efficiency in resolving critical network problems. Iris Biometric Model for Secured...

Why CISOs Fail: The Missing Link in Security Management--and How to Fix It

Barak Engel
October 12, 2017

This book serves as an introduction into the world of security and provides insight into why and how current security management practices fail, resulting in overall dissatisfaction by practitioners and lack of success in the corporate environment. The author examines the reasons and suggests how...

Intrusion Detection Networks: A Key to Collaborative Security

Carol Fung, Raouf Boutaba
October 12, 2017

The rapidly increasing sophistication of cyber intrusions makes them nearly impossible to detect without the use of a collaborative intrusion detection network (IDN). Using overlay networks that allow an intrusion detection system (IDS) to exchange information, IDNs can dramatically improve your...

Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence: Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level

Florian Skopik
October 11, 2017

Threat intelligence is a surprisingly complex topic that goes far beyond the obvious technical challenges of collecting, modelling and sharing technical indicators. Most books in this area focus mainly on technical measures to harden a system based on threat intel data and limit their scope to...

Understanding the New European Data Protection Rules

Paul Lambert
September 21, 2017

Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to...

Big Data Analytics in Cybersecurity

Onur Savas, Julia Deng
September 20, 2017

Big data is presenting challenges to cybersecurity. For an example, the Internet of Things (IoT) will reportedly soon generate a staggering 400 zettabytes (ZB) of data a year. Self-driving cars are predicted to churn out 4000 GB of data per hour of driving. Big data analytics, as an emerging...

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