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Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense by [Strand, John, Paul Asadoorian, Ethan Robish, Benjamin Donnelly]
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John Strand is an American playwright, journalist, drama critic, and author. Regional works include The Originalist, Our War, Tom Walker, The Miser, Three Nights in Tehran, Charity Royal, and his Charles MacArthur Award-winning Lovers and Executioners (Arena Stage), An Italian Straw Hat (South Coast Repertory), Lorenzaccio (Lansburgh Theatre), Lincolnesque (Burstein Family Stage), Highest Yellow, The Diaries, and Otabenga (Signature Theatre), and The Cockburn Rituals (Woolly Mammoth Theatre). Strand has received multiple play writing commissions from South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, and Signature Theatre. He was also named Playwright of the Year by Broadway Play Publishing. Strand is also the author of the novel, Commieland, a novel about a popular but aging theme park in rural Pennsylvania that re-creates Communism for Americans through thrice daily performed musical-historical revues.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Publisher: PaulDotCom; 1 edition (10 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQSQ7QY
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Very easy to read with clear, simple examples to follow. I was hooked early on and now want to spend more time investigating just how I can put some of these principles into practice. Nothing less than I expected from the likes of John & Paul. Thanks -- SecWaza
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Loved this short book. If you are considering how to Actively defend your networks this book will walk through your options and discusses the pros and con's of each technique.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference but ... 18 Aug. 2013
By Jose L Quinones - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice to read but I think it fell short on the technical side. It would have been a lot better if it included more how materials or technical references so we could use it to bulid proof of concept projects.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent read though very brief 9 Oct. 2013
By Anon - Published on Amazon.com
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The book expands upon the tools and concepts utilized in the active defense suite. I purchased the book, because I appreciate the work they have put into that suite. That being said, I feel the book leaves a lot to be desired. The whole book seems rushed. Typos and errors abound. I was also expecting a little more depth into legality. For those new to the idea of actively defending networks or security in general, this is still a good read. For those with a little more experience, just view the Derbycon talk and download AD.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good overview of Offensive strategies 29 Sept. 2013
By Mr. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall this book provides a good review of high level concepts with some minor depth of what organizations can do to better protect their assets using both defensive and offensive strategies. I was just hoping for a more technical explanation, and more advanced techniques, but the book does cover what it states. I really hope that there will be a continuation of discussions and more information released regarding this topic and the future of where cyber security / warfare will bring us
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro! 24 Aug. 2013
By Ed willson - Published on Amazon.com
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As the book states: get your house in order first, and then go out and play.

I read this book today, and poked most of the modules in the ADHD CD.

This book tries to break the mold that hacking back is never okay.
What I found most interesting is the emphasis on NOT hacking the hackers. At least not now.

The emphasis is on obfuscation and data collection before (or if) taking any active action.

This book is not heavy on technical details - nor should it be.
It's trying to convey a new concept.

If you want to hack someone - there are plenty of technical resources on how to hack something. This book offers some ideas on an interesting and new line of thought.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is. 12 Mar. 2014
By Ben Apple - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is good for what it is. It is not an academic InfoSec book.

The book is ontended to give some hands on tools for active cyber defense. If you are looking for a deep explanation of how the variuos tools work then look elsewhere. If you want a quick and dirty set of tools that help you set up an active defense environment then this is the book.
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