"Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions"
An eminently readable exposé on hacking, this book is not only a great practical guide for network and systems administrators but also a useful tool for those charged with developing executive policies to protect corporate networks, says eWEEK labsNetwork and system administrators should go to the local bookstore and buy two copies of "Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions," one for themselves and one for their chief technology officer. This book, co-authored by Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray and George Kurtz, is a great practical guide for administrators and an eminently readable exposé on hacking that should smooth the way for sensible executive policies to protect corporate networks. Diligent as I am at wiling away hours of time perusing the tech section of my local bookstore, I somehow missed the September release of the third edition of this tome along with its compulsory CD companion.
I offer this brief review so that you dont make the same mistake. Id also like to point out the companion Web site, www.hackingexposed.com, which has loads of references to security sites, conferences, assessment tools and other valuable resources for those charged with keeping the network up and running.