Top 7 Free Security Ebooks And Magazines

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Here is the list of top 7 free security e-books and magazines. Enjoy!

1) Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Hacking Solution

A comprehensive collection of Linux security products and explanations in the most simple and structured manner on how to safely and easily configure and run many popular Linux-based applications and services.

This 800+ page eBook is intended for a technical audience and system administrators who manage Linux servers, but it also includes material for home users and others. It discusses how to install and setup a Linux server with all the necessary security and optimization for a high performance Linux specific machine. It can also be applied with some minor changes to other Linux variants without difficulty.

Download Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Hacking Solution

2) Web Application Security Free Guide

Stories about exploits that compromise sensitive data frequently mention culprits such as “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” Vulnerabilities like these fall often outside the traditional expertise of network security managers.

To help you understand how to minimize these risks, Qualys provides this guide as a primer to web application security. The guide covers:

* typical web application vulnerabilities
* comparison of options for web application vulnerability detection
* QualysGuard Web Application Scanning solution

Offered Free by: Qualys, Inc.

Download Web Application Security Free Guide

3) New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud

With the proliferation of cloud computing, how does an organization manage IT security, compliance, and audit? Cloud computing poses new challenges for IT security, compliance and audit professionals who must protect corporate data and IT assets, and verify compliance of security controls.

This white paper begins with a definition of cloud computing and its various models, explains how cloud computing is changing assumptions about security, and provides guidelines for auditors who must verify the effectiveness of security controls used within a cloud computing system. Cloud adoption is real, so learn how to prepare your organization, tools, and processes for these changes before migration begins.

Download New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud

4) Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers, and the Bottom Line

This paper highlights how attackers distribute malware, what the profit motivations are for modern criminals, and how cybercriminals have developed attack techniques that allow malware to infect thousands of web sites at once.

Malware code is not easily detectable and may infect consumers’ computers when they simply browse your web site. Protect your business and customers by understanding the threat from malware and how it can impact your online business.

Download Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers, and the Bottom Line

5) Security and Trust: The Backbone of Doing Business Over the Internet

Learn how to best implement a security strategy that keeps consumers’ information secure and instills the confidence they need to proceed with transactions.

Gaining the trust of online customers is vital for the success of any company that requires sensitive data to be transmitted over the Web. Most consumers are concerned that their sensitive information will be intercepted in-transit, or perhaps the destination web site is manned by imposters with malicious intent.

Download Security and Trust: The Backbone of Doing Business Over the Internet

6) Security Systems News: The newspaper of record for the security systems integrator and installer

Security Systems News is a monthly business newspaper reaching over 28,000 security dealer/installers, systems integrators, product distributors, central stations, systems resellers as well as end users and security consultants.

Editorial coverage focuses on breaking news in all major segments of the security industry such as market trends, new products, new technology introductions, and news about manufacturers and suppliers.

Download Security Systems News: The newspaper of record for the security systems integrator and installer

7) Making Your Web Site Safe for Online Buyers

Learn how to provide true web site security for your online customers.

The number one concern of Internet users is that a web site will keep personal information safe and secure. Toward this end, many users look for a web site to display a third party seal as evidence of security. Using a web site seal is a good idea. But providing true web site security requires more than just a seal — it also requires using several kinds of security controls managed by a security program to back the seal’s promise. Merchants can choose from many kinds of web site seals, but only a comprehensive security seal can fulfill all key requirements for web site security.

Download this white paper to learn how the Qualys SECURE Seal can provide your company with tangible evidence that all vital security controls are in place and that the site is truly safe for online business.

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