One-volume coverage of all the core concepts, terminology, issues, and practical skills modern computer security professionals need to know * *The most up-to-date computer security concepts text on the market. *Strong coverage and comprehensive analysis of key attacks, including denial of service, malware, and viruses. *Covers oft-neglected subject areas such as cyberterrorism, computer fraud, and industrial espionage. *Contains end-of-chapter exercises, projects, review questions, and plenty of realworld tips. Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is designed to be the ideal one volume gateway into the entire field of computer security. It brings together thoroughly updated coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with the practical skills essential to security. Drawing on his extensive experience as both an IT professional and instructor, Chuck Easttom thoroughly covers core topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, buffer overflow, hacking, spyware, network defense, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems, and passwords. Unlike many other authors, however, he also fully addresses more specialized issues, including cyber terrorism, industrial espionage and encryption - including public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates. This edition has been extensively updated to address the latest issues and technologies, including cyberbullying/cyberstalking, session hijacking, steganography, and more. Its examples have been updated to reflect the current state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. End-of-chapter exercises, projects, and review questions guide readers in applying the knowledge they've gained, and Easttom offers many tips that readers would otherwise have to discover through hard experience.
Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Welcome to today’s most useful and practical one-volume introduction to computer security. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started in the field. Drawing on his extensive experience as a security instructor and consultant, Easttom thoroughly covers core topics, such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection. Writing clearly and simply, he fully addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying. Computer Security Fundamentals, Third Edition is packed with tips and examples, all extensively updated for the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Each chapter offers exercises, projects, and review questions designed to deepen your understanding and help you apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a system or network administrator, a manager, or a law enforcement professional, this book will help you protect your systems and data and expand your career options. Learn how to Identify the worst threats to your network and assess your risks Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can prevent their attacks Implement a proven layered approach to network security Use basic networking knowledge to improve security Resist the full spectrum of Internet-based scams and frauds Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks Prevent attacks by viruses, spyware, and other malware Protect against low-tech social engineering attacks Choose the best encryption methods for your organization Select firewalls and other security technologies Implement security policies that will work in your environment Scan your network for vulnerabilities Evaluate potential security consultants Understand cyberterrorism and information warfare Master basic computer forensics and know what to do after you’re attacked
Reflecting the latest trends and developments from the information security field, best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition, provides a complete introduction to practical network and computer security and maps to the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam. The text covers the fundamentals of network security, including compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The updated edition includes new topics, such as psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. The new edition features activities that link to the Information Security Community Site, which offers video lectures, podcats, discussion boards, additional hands-on activities and more to provide a wealth of resources and up-to-the minute information. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transition to a digital world. Part 2 presents a high level overview of the Security+ Exam and provides students with information as they move toward this certification.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Series! System Forensics, Investigation, and Response, Third Edition examines the fundamentals concepts readers must know as they prepare for a career in the cutting-edge field of system forensics.
Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Essential Skills for a Successful IT Security Career Learn the fundamentals of computer and information security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This up-to-date, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Third Edition will help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-301 and become an IT security expert. From McGraw-Hill—a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner, this book offers Official CompTIA Approved Quality Content. Find out how to: Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs) Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications Defend against network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, time bombs, and rootkits Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security Understand secure software development requirements Enable disaster recovery and business continuity Implement risk, change, and privilege management measures Handle computer forensics and incident response Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues The CD-ROM features: Two full practice exams PDF copy of the book Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Key terms highlighted Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings Exam Tips End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
Author: Dieter Gollmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-28
This text moves away from the 'multi-level' security approach to compare and evaluate design alternatives in computer security. It provides technology-proof insights, and covers the technical issues of computer security in the network environment.
Author: William Stallings
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective. It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principles, Software Security, Management Issues, Cryptographic Algorithms, Internet Security and more. The Text and Academic Authors Association named Computer Security: Principles and Practice, First Edition, the winner of the Textbook Excellence Award for the best Computer Science textbook of 2008. Teaching and Learning Experience This program presents a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help: Easily Integrate Projects in your Course: This book provides an unparalleled degree of support for including both research and modeling projects in your course, giving students a broader perspective. Keep Your Course Current with Updated Technical Content: This edition covers the latest trends and developments in computer security. Enhance Learning with Engaging Features: Extensive use of case studies and examples provides real-world context to the text material. Provide Extensive Support Material to Instructors and Students: Student and instructor resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.
Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
Release Date: 2018-04-03
All you need to know about defending networks, in one book · Clearly explains concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills · Covers key security standards and models for business and government · The perfect introduction for all network/computer security professionals and students Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to defending modern networks. Drawing on decades of experience, Chuck Easttom brings together updated coverage of all the concepts, terminology, techniques, and solutions you’ll need to be effective. Easttom thoroughly introduces the core technologies of modern network security, including firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, and VPNs. Next, he shows how encryption can be used to safeguard data as it moves across networks. You’ll learn how to harden operating systems, defend against malware and network attacks, establish robust security policies, and assess network security using industry-leading standards and models. You’ll also find thorough coverage of key issues such as physical security, forensics, and cyberterrorism. Throughout, Easttom blends theory and application, helping you understand both what to do and why. In every chapter, quizzes, exercises, projects, and web resources deepen your understanding and help you use what you’ve learned–in the classroom and in your career. Learn How To · Evaluate key network risks and dangers · Choose the right network security approach for your organization · Anticipate and counter widespread network attacks, including those based on “social engineering” · Successfully deploy and apply firewalls and intrusion detection systems · Secure network communication with virtual private networks · Protect data with cryptographic public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates · Defend against malware, including ransomware, Trojan horses, and spyware · Harden operating systems and keep their security up to date · Define and implement security policies that reduce risk · Explore leading security standards and models, including ISO and NIST standards · Prepare for an investigation if your network has been attacked · Understand the growing risks of espionage and cyberterrorism
Author: John R. Vacca
Release Date: 2012-11-05
The second edition of this comprehensive handbook of computer and information security provides the most complete view of computer security and privacy available. It offers in-depth coverage of security theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advances. It explores practical solutions to many security issues. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. The book is organized into 10 parts comprised of 70 contributed chapters by leading experts in the areas of networking and systems security, information management, cyber warfare and security, encryption technology, privacy, data storage, physical security, and a host of advanced security topics. New to this edition are chapters on intrusion detection, securing the cloud, securing web apps, ethical hacking, cyber forensics, physical security, disaster recovery, cyber attack deterrence, and more. Chapters by leaders in the field on theory and practice of computer and information security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions
This fully revised and updated new edition of the definitive text/reference on computer network and information security presents a comprehensive guide to the repertoire of security tools, algorithms and best practices mandated by the technology we depend on. Topics and features: highlights the magnitude of the vulnerabilities, weaknesses and loopholes inherent in computer networks; discusses how to develop effective security solutions, protocols, and best practices for the modern computing environment; examines the role of legislation, regulation, and enforcement in securing computing and mobile systems; describes the burning security issues brought about by the advent of the Internet of Things and the eroding boundaries between enterprise and home networks (NEW); provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to hands-on exercises; supplies additional support materials for instructors at an associated website.