Improve security using OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System in an Instant with Packt's new eBook

October 2013 | Networking & Telephony, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System, an fast and focused guide to installing, configuring, and customizing an OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) and managing robust, comprehensive security checks. This 62-page eBook is now available in all the popular eBook formats, including Kindle, and is competitively priced at $16.99.

About the Author : Brad Lhotsky began his professional career with Unix systems in 1998, and has worked as a system administrator, database administrator, network engineer, programmer, and security administrator. He has actively contributed to the OSSEC-HIDS community since 2004. He is currently administering one of the world’s largest OSSEC-HIDS deployments.

OSSEC is an open source, host-based, intrusion detection system that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, root kit detection, real-time alerting, and active response. It runs on most operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Windows; and is a full platform to monitor and control systems. OSSEC mixes together all of the aspects of host-based intrusion detection, log monitoring, and SIM/SIEM in a simple, powerful, and open source solution.

Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System will help users to install OSSEC-HIDS in local, server, and agent mode; as well as customizing alerts to increase the signal-to-noise ratio. Using real-world examples, readers will write rules to extend, enhance, and tailor alerts; and decoders will learn to add context to alerts, and active responses to the system environment.

Through this practical guide, readers will understand how to monitor command output for security and operational awareness, gain tips on controlling large OSSEC-HIDS installs, and know how to audit systems for compromise with sensitivity to performance of those systems. Using Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System, readers can effectively protect their servers from SSH brute force attacks by configuring Active Response.

Packt Publishing is also due to release the following related books:
Application Testing with Capybara
VMware vCloud Security

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System
A hands-on guide exploring OSSEC HIDS for operational and security awareness

For more information, please visit: Instant OSSEC Host-based Intrusion Detection System

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