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Syngress Publishing Announces the Release of "Zero Day Exploit: Countdown to Darkness"
Posted on 29 July 2004 | Other Syngress releases at HNS
This season's must-read cyber thriller
MA - Syngress Publishing, Inc., today announced the publication of
"Zero Day Exploit: Countdown to Darkness" (ISBN: 1-931836-09-4).
"Zero Day Exploit" is now available in bookstores and at online
retailers. Andrew Williams, Vice President, Syngress Publishing, said,
"This is a realistic and downright scary tale of cyber-terrorism. It
takes the reader from the casinos of Las Vegas to the slums of Manila
to FBI Headquarters, as an elite team of security hotshots race to stop
Islamic terrorists from crippling the economies of the Western world.
This is written by the world's leading counterterrorism experts, and is
all the more chilling for its authenticity."
"So much of our
critical national infrastructure hinges on technology, which is so
fragile, that a zero-day bug in the wrong hands could lead to any
equally bad attack. I'm not, for a moment, going to speculate on what
or how that attack may come, but suffice to say that the potential is
there; the threat is real," said David Litchfield, Managing Director,
NGSSoftware and author of the book's foreword.
The author is Rob Shein and the technical editor is Marcus Sachs.
Chapter topics include: DefCon in Las Vegas, 2000; The DoJ Project,
Washington DC, 2001; The Arrival of MadFast; ZFon Vulnerability;
Scanning the System, 2003; Zero Day; Exploit Impact; Damage Control;
Recovery; and The Laws of Security.
PRICE: $49.95 U.S.
PAGE COUNT: 368 PP
About the Authors
Rob Shein, also known as Rogue Shoten, works as an independent
consultant in the Washington, DC area. His experience includes doing
hard time at Network Solutions, followed by VeriSign, where he was a
member of the FIRE Team, providing incident response and penetration
testing services to Fortune 100 clients. He also served on a red team
at Titan, during which time he did work he's not supposed to even talk
about to himself. He has presented at several conferences, including
DefCon and e-Gov.
Marcus H. Sachs is the Director of the SANS
Internet Storm Center and is a cyberspace security researcher, writer,
and instructor for the SANS Institute. He previously served in the
White House Office of Cyberspace Security and was a staff member of the
President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. While a member of
the White House staff, he coordinated efforts to protect and secure the
nation's telecommunication and Internet infrastructures, leveraging
expertise from United States government agencies, the domestic private
sector, and the international community. He also contributed to the
National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, upon his joining of the
National Cyber Security Division of the US Department of Homeland
David Litchfield (forward) leads the world in the
discovery and publication of computer security vulnerabilities. This
outstanding research was recognized by Information Security Magazine,
which voted him The World's Best Bug Hunter for 2003. To date, David
has found over 150 vulnerabilities in many of today's popular products
from the major software companies (the majority in Microsoft, Oracle).
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