Computer security touches every part of our daily lives from our computers and connected devices to the wireless signals around us. Breaches have real and immediate financial, privacy, and safety consequences. This handbook has compiled advice from top professionals working in the real world about how to minimize the possibility of computer security breaches in your systems. Written for professionals and college students, it provides comprehensive best guidance about how to minimize hacking, fraud, human error, the effects of natural disasters, and more. This essential and highly-regarded reference maintains timeless lessons and is fully revised and updated with current information on security issues for social networks, cloud computing, virtualization, and more.
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:
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
ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY
Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills
Covers todayâs latest attacks and countermeasures
The perfect beginnerâs guide for anyone interested in a computer security career
Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.
Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.
This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all youâve learned.
Whether youâre a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assetsâand expand your career options.
Learn how to
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Use basic networking knowledge to improve security
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Implement a proven layered approach to network security
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Resist modern social engineering attacks
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Defend against todayâs most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Choose the best encryption methods for your organization
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Implement security policies that will work in your environment
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Scan your network for vulnerabilities
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Evaluate potential security consultants
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if youâre attacked
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving
The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it.
It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations heâs honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.
Youâll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on whatâs important.
Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, youâll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.
If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and youâll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.
The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/.
This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.
It is intended mainly for beginners to the field of information security, written in a way that makes it easy for them to understand the detailed content of the book. The book offers a practical and simple view of the security practices while still offering somewhat technical and detailed information relating to security. It helps the reader build a strong foundation of information, allowing them to move forward from the book with a larger knowledge base.
Security is a constantly growing concern that everyone must deal with. Whether itâs an average computer user or a highly skilled computer user, they are always confronted with different security risks. These risks range in danger and should always be dealt with accordingly. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the dangers or how to prevent them and this is where most of the issues arise in information technology (IT). When computer users do not take security into account many issues can arise from that like system compromises or loss of data and information. This is an obvious issue that is present with all computer users.
This book is intended to educate the average and experienced user of what kinds of different security practices and standards exist. It will also cover how to manage security software and updates in order to be as protected as possible from all of the threats that they face.
This open access book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International ISCIS Security Workshop 2018,Â Euro-CYBERSEC 2018, held in London, UK, in February 2018.
The 12 full papers presented together with an overview paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions.Â Security of distributed interconnected systems, software systems, and the Internet of Things has become a crucial aspect of the performance of computer systems.Â The papers deal with these issues, with a specific focus on societally criticalÂ systems such as health informatics systems, the Internet of Things, energy systems, digital cities, digital economy, mobile networks, and the underlying physicalÂ and network infrastructures.
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