Written by leading information security educators, this fully revised, full-color computer security textbook covers CompTIA’s fastest-growing credential, CompTIA Security+. Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition is a student-tested, introductory computer security textbook that provides comprehensive coverage of computer and network security fundamentals in an engaging and dynamic full-color design. In addition to teaching key computer security concepts, the textbook also fully prepares you for CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401 with 100% coverage of all exam objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of topics to be covered and features sidebar exam and tech tips, a chapter summary, and an end-of-chapter assessment section that includes key term, multiple choice, and essay quizzes as well as lab projects. Electronic content includes CompTIA Security+ practice exam questions and a PDF copy of the book. CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) Instructor resource materials include Online Learning Center with Instructor Manuals, PowerPoint slides featuring artwork from the book, and a test bank of questions for use as quizzes or exams Electronic content features two simulated practice exams in the Total Tester exam engine and a PDF eBook Supplemented by Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition White and Conklin are two of the most well-respected computer security educators in higher education
Author: Vincent Nestler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-01-22
Written by leading IT security educators, this fully updated Lab Manual supplements Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Second Edition Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Second Edition, contains more than 30 labs that challenge you to solve real-world problems with key concepts. Clear, measurable lab objectives map to CompTIA Security+ certification exam objectives, ensuring clear correspondence to Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Second Edition. The Lab Manual also includes materials lists and lab set-up instructions. Step-by-step, not click-by click, lab scenarios require you to think critically, and Hint and Warning icons aid you through potentially tricky situations. Post-lab observation questions measure your understanding of lab results and the Key Term Quiz helps to build vocabulary. Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Second Edition, features: New, more dynamic design and a larger trim size The real-world, hands-on practice you need to pass the certification exam and succeed on the job Lab solutions on the textbook OLC (Online Learning Center) All-inclusive coverage: Introduction and Security Trends; General Security Concepts; Operational/Organizational Security; The Role of People in Security; Cryptography; Public Key Infrastructure; Standards and Protocols; Physical Security; Network Fundamentals; Infrastructure Security; Authentication and Remote Access; Wireless Security; Intrusion Detection Systems and Network Security; Baselines; Types of Attacks and Malicious Software; E-mail and Instant Messaging; Web Components; Secure Software Development; Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Organizational Policies; Risk Management; Change Management; Privilege Management; Computer Forensics; Legal Issues and Ethics; Privacy
Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Fully updated computer security essentials—quality approved by CompTIA Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written by a pair of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+® and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) will help you pass the exam and become a CompTIA certified computer security expert. Find out how to: •Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security •Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) •Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) •Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices •Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications •Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing •Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits •Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security •Explore secure software development requirements •Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures •Handle computer forensics and incident response •Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues Online content includes: •Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or exam objective •200 practice exam questions Each chapter includes: •Learning objectives •Real-world examples •Try This! and Cross Check exercises •Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings •Exam Tips •End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
Practice the Computer Security Skills You Need to Succeed! 40+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies Step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results Key term quizzes help build your vocabulary In this Lab Manual, you'll practice Configuring workstation network connectivity Analyzing network communication Establishing secure network application communication using TCP/IP protocols Penetration testing with Nmap, metasploit, password cracking, Cobalt Strike, and other tools Defending against network application attacks, including SQL injection, web browser exploits, and email attacks Combatting Trojans, man-in-the-middle attacks, and steganography Hardening a host computer, using antivirus applications, and configuring firewalls Securing network communications with encryption, secure shell (SSH), secure copy (SCP), certificates, SSL, and IPsec Preparing for and detecting attacks Backing up and restoring data Handling digital forensics and incident response
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.
As computers and data systems continue to evolve, they expand into every facet of our personal and business lives. Never before has our society been so information and technology driven. Because computers, data communications, and data storage devices hav
Author: Bill Nelson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage and authoritative information from seasoned experts to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it introduces readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Bring your computer literacy course back to the BASICS. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online - everything students need to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Anne M. Bogardus
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Completely revised and enhanced for the new 2007 exams, this book enables you to validate your experience and skills as an HR professional with the industry-standard PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certifications from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). This comprehensive new edition of the top-selling PHR/SPHR Study Guide provides you expert preparation and review for these challenging exams as well as comprehensive coverage on labor relations, workforce planning, compensation, OSHA regulations.
Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Get complete coverage of all objectives included on the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ exam from this comprehensive resource. Cowritten by leading information security experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. COVERS ALL EXAM DOMAINS, INCLUDING: Network security Compliance and operational security Threats and vulnerabilities Application, data, and host security Access control and identity management Cryptography ELECTRONIC CONTENT INCLUDES 200 practice exam questions Test engine that provides practice exams or quizzes that can be customized by chapter or exam objective
Author: Michael E. Whitman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Master the latest technology and developments from the field with the book specifically oriented to the needs of those learning information systems -- PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, 6E. Taking a managerial approach, this bestseller emphasizes all aspects of information security, rather than just the technical control perspective. Readers gain a broad overview of the entire field of information security and related elements with the detail to ensure understanding. The book highlights terms used in the field and a history of the discipline as readers learn how to manage an information security program. This edition highlights the latest practices with fresh examples that explore the impact of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and DevOps. Updates address technical security controls, emerging legislative issues, digital forensics, and ethical issues in IS security, making this the ideal IS resource for business decision makers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James M. Stewart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Consolidate your knowledge base with critical Security+ review CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is the smart candidate's secret weapon for passing Exam SY0-501 with flying colors. You've worked through your study guide, but are you sure you're prepared? This book provides tight, concise reviews of all essential topics throughout each of the exam's six domains to help you reinforce what you know. Take the pre-assessment test to identify your weak areas while there is still time to review, and use your remaining prep time to turn weaknesses into strengths. The Sybex online learning environment gives you access to portable study aids, including electronic flashcards and a glossary of key terms, so you can review on the go. Hundreds of practice questions allow you to gauge your readiness, and give you a preview of the big day. Avoid exam-day surprises by reviewing with the makers of the test—this review guide is fully approved and endorsed by CompTIA, so you can be sure that it accurately reflects the latest version of the exam. The perfect companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this review guide can be used with any study guide to help you: Review the critical points of each exam topic area Ensure your understanding of how concepts translate into tasks Brush up on essential terminology, processes, and skills Test your readiness with hundreds of practice questions You've put in the time, gained hands-on experience, and now it's time to prove what you know. The CompTIA Security+ certification tells employers that you're the person they need to keep their data secure; with threats becoming more and more sophisticated, the demand for your skills will only continue to grow. Don't leave anything to chance on exam day—be absolutely sure you're prepared with the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition.
Author: Sari Greene
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Everything you need to know about information security programs and policies, in one book Clearly explains all facets of InfoSec program and policy planning, development, deployment, and management Thoroughly updated for today’s challenges, laws, regulations, and best practices The perfect resource for anyone pursuing an information security management career ¿ In today’s dangerous world, failures in information security can be catastrophic. Organizations must protect themselves. Protection begins with comprehensive, realistic policies. This up-to-date guide will help you create, deploy, and manage them. Complete and easy to understand, it explains key concepts and techniques through real-life examples. You’ll master modern information security regulations and frameworks, and learn specific best-practice policies for key industry sectors, including finance, healthcare, online commerce, and small business. ¿ If you understand basic information security, you’re ready to succeed with this book. You’ll find projects, questions, exercises, examples, links to valuable easy-to-adapt information security policies...everything you need to implement a successful information security program. ¿ Learn how to ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Establish program objectives, elements, domains, and governance ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Understand policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, and plans—and the differences among them ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Write policies in “plain language,” with the right level of detail ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Apply the Confidentiality, Integrity & Availability (CIA) security model ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Use NIST resources and ISO/IEC 27000-series standards ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Align security with business strategy ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Define, inventory, and classify your information and systems ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Systematically identify, prioritize, and manage InfoSec risks ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Reduce “people-related” risks with role-based Security Education, Awareness, and Training (SETA) ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Implement effective physical, environmental, communications, and operational security ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Effectively manage access control ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Secure the entire system development lifecycle ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Respond to incidents and ensure continuity of operations ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Comply with laws and regulations, including GLBA, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, state data security and notification rules, and PCI DSS ¿