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
Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation needed to really push the envelope.
Rather than merely showing how to run existing exploits, author Jon Erickson explains how arcane hacking techniques actually work. To share the art and science of hacking in a way that is accessible to everyone, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition introduces the fundamentals of C programming from a hacker's perspective.
The included LiveCD provides a complete Linux programming and debugging environment-all without modifying your current operating system. Use it to follow along with the book's examples as you fill gaps in your knowledge and explore hacking techniques on your own. Get your hands dirty debugging code, overflowing buffers, hijacking network communications, bypassing protections, exploiting cryptographic weaknesses, and perhaps even inventing new exploits. This book will teach you how to:
Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity.
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.
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