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Arm yourself for the escalating war against malware and rootkits

Thwart debilitating cyber-attacks and dramatically improve your organization's security posture using the proven defense strategies in this thoroughly updated guide. Hacking Exposedâ„¢ Malware and Rootkits: Security Secrets & Solutions, Second Edition fully explains the hacker's latest methods alongside ready-to-deploy countermeasures. Discover how to block pop-up and phishing exploits, terminate embedded code, and identify and eliminate rootkits. You will get up-to-date coverage of intrusion detection, firewall, honeynet, antivirus, and anti-rootkit technology.

* Learn how malware infects, survives, and propagates across an enterprise
* See how hackers develop malicious code and target vulnerable systems
* Detect, neutralize, and remove user-mode and kernel-mode rootkits
* Use hypervisors and honeypots to uncover and kill virtual rootkits
* Defend against keylogging, redirect, click fraud, and identity theft
* Block spear phishing, client-side, and embedded-code exploits
* Effectively deploy the latest antivirus, pop-up blocker, and firewall software
* Identify and stop malicious processes using IPS solutions

About the Author

Christopher C. Elisan

Christopher C. Elisan is a veteran of the security industry having started his career straight out of college. He is a seasoned reverse engineer and malware researcher. He has seen malware develop from the DOS days to the more complicated and sophisticated malware we see today. He is currently the Principal Malware Scientist and Senior Manager of the Malware Intelligence Team at RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

Elisan is a pioneer of Trend Micro's TrendLabs. This is where he started his career as a malware reverse engineer. From which, he held multiple technical and managerial positions. After leaving Trend Micro, Elisan joined F-Secure. He built and established F-Secure's Asia R&D and spearheaded multiple projects that includes vulnerability discovery, web security, and mobile security. He then joined Damballa, Inc. as a senior threat analyst specializing in malware research. Elisan graduated with a degree in Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering and holds the following industry certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Certified Scrum Master.

Elisan is considered one of the world's subject matter experts when it comes to malware, digital fraud and cybercrime. He lends his expertise to different law enforcement agencies and he provides expert opinion about malware, botnet and advance persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications, including USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, SC Magazine, InformationWeek, Fox Business and Dark Reading. He is also a frequent speaker at various security conferences around the globe, including RSA Conference, SecTor, HackerHalted, TakeDownCon, Toorcon, International Information Systems Security Consortium (ISC) 2, Rootcon, and B-Sides.

You can follow him at Twitter: @Tophs.

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