The review of current issues and predictions about problems years away are critical for truly understanding crimeware. Every concerned person should have a copy and use it for reference. Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses will help security professionals, technical managers, students, and researchers understand and prevent specific crimeware threats. This book guides you through the essential security principles, techniques, and countermeasures to keep you one step ahead of the criminals, regardless of evolving technology and tactics. Security experts Markus Jakobsson and Zulfikar Ramzan have brought together chapter contributors who are among the best and the brightest in the security industry. In self-contained chapters that go into varying degrees of depth, the book provides a thorough overview of crimeware, including not only concepts prevalent in the wild, but also ideas that so far have only been seen inside the laboratory.
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The strength exhibited by this book lies within the all-star lineup of contributors and the thorough dissection of the numerous forms of crimeware. Some items which I would like to highlight, as they resonated with me: Whether you are fully familiar or a nascent understanding of crimeware and its many manifestations, Chapter 1 alone provides a concise overview. This introduction gets your mind in swing, and puts you in the zone, if you have only time to read one chapter — this is it.
The explanation is clear. The monetization requirement of the perpetrators is accurate, and from my own perspective i. Education as a means to thwart crimeware makes imminent sense. I would add, that messaging, regardless of vehicle, be it cartoons, video, hoardings or print media, should be aligned to project the positive actions of a given scenario.
The rationale being, individuals align with positive behaviors and outcomes and disassociate with a negative exemplar. The endnotes are in reality an extraordinary extensive bibliography on the topic of crimeware, which alone is worthy of review. Perhaps if we collectively work together we may be able to hold back those in vesting in the development of crimeware.
This collaborative guide is a great stepping-stone to the next level of trust and engagement. NB: This book was provided to me by the publisher
Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses