Syngress Publishing Announces Publication of “Inside the SPAM Cartel”

Rockland, MA — Syngress Publishing, Inc., today announced the publication of Inside the SPAM Cartel (ISBN: 1-932266-86-0), a methodical and technically explicit expose that travels beyond configuring filters and cleaning mailboxes. It is a “must read” for security professionals, law enforcement, hackers, and programmers.

Stu Sjouwerman, founder of Sunbelt Software, said, “This book is a must for any system and/or network administrator who runs mail servers and must ensure their organization is as safe as possible against the many dangers lurking behind their firewall. Spam is a many-headed dragon. In its most innocuous form it affects productivity negatively by being a distraction and a nuisance, but it can be used as a vector for many more destructive purposes like drive-by installs of trojans, key loggers, viruses, and spyware.”

Chapter topics include: Inside the Head of a Spammer, How Spam Works, Sending Spam, Your E-mail: Digital Gold, Creating the Message and Getting It Read, Getting Paid as a Spammer, Spam Filters: Detection and Evasion, Spam Filters: Advanced Detection and Evasion, Phishing and Scam Spam, Spam and the Law, Analyzing Spam, The Real Cost of Spam, Statistics of Spam, The Future of Spam, FAQs of Spam, Closing Comments, Combating Spam with Exchange Server and Outlook.

Inside the SPAM Cartel
ISBN: 1-932266-86-0
PRICE: $49.95 U.S.

Inside the book coverage:
-Understand SPAM as an Industry: See why SPAM has become a preferred means of mass market advertising for many companies.
-Learn How Spammers “Own” Proxy Servers and SMTP Relays: Scan networks to identify security flaws for exploitation.
-Bait the Hook with Phishing and Scam SPAM: See how promises of a Nigerian treasury surplus or an uncollected lottery winning attract the unsuspecting.
-Discover the Top Spoofed Spam Domains: You may be surprised to know that the most commonly abused domains include Microsoft, Yahoo, and Ameritech locations.
-Employ SPAM Forensics: Track a spammer’s activities and build a fingerprint from the spam they send and the techniques they use.
-Learn the Rules of the CAN-SPAM Act: Find the teeth in the law to help protect both corporate and national security interests.
-Create Messages that Get Read: Only the best spammers have mastered the art of making the reader want to buy an otherwise useless product.
-Learn how VoIP Spam May Be the Next Big Thing: VoIP creates an IP address for your phone number, meaning most of the spammer’s e-mail techniques can be readily ported.

About the Editor
Jeffrey Posluns (Technical Editor), CISM, CISA, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISSP, SSCP, has over a decade of experience specializing in the management of technology companies, with technical expertise in the analysis of hacker tools and techniques, intrusion detection, forensics, and incident response. Having founded, co-founded, and invested in several e-commerce and security initiatives, he has served in the capacity of president, CTO, and CIO. Jeffrey speaks at seminars and conferences worldwide for corporate, law enforcement, financial, and legal audiences, where his sessions are most often described as educational and thought provoking. As one of the industry’s leading security professionals, he is a dynamic, highly sought business and technology speaker, an author of multiple books and white papers, and a recognized expert in identifying trends, solving business problems, and resolving security issues for many of the nation’s leading companies. He has authored, edited, and contributed to a number of books from Syngress Publishing including “Snort 2.0 Intrusion Detection” (ISBN: 1-931836-74-4), the “SSCP Certification Study Guide & DVD Training System” (ISBN: 1-931836-80-9), and “Hack Proofing Your Wireless Networks” (ISBN: 1-928994-59-8), as well as having written and contributed to other technological books, white papers, financial and security-related software and toolkits. Jeffrey is also a trainer for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) curriculum.

Stu Sjouwerman (Foreword) is the President of Sunbelt Software and the publisher of W2Knews, the world’s first and largest e-newsletter specifically focused on NT/W2K system managers. W2Knews has 300,000 weekly readers who have the job of keeping NT/W2K up and running in a production environments. Sunbelt has made it into the INC. 500 Magazine list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies. By 2003, Sunbelt had total revenues of $30M and Stu had co-authored three books on Windows system administration, including the bestselling “Windows NT Power Toolkit.” Sunbelt’s most popular product is iHateSpam, which is the best selling anti-spam solution for Microsoft Exchange sites with 5,000 installations, and 250,000 end users using iHateSpam on their personal computers. Stu lives in Bellair, FL.

Background Information

Syngress Publishing (, headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty languages. The company’s pioneering customer support program,, extends the value of every Syngress title with regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or email Syngress books are distributed in the United States and Canada by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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