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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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.
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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
Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies discusses the tools and techniques required to prevent, detect, contain, correct, and recover from security breaches and other information assurance failures. This practical resource explains how to integrate information assurance into your enterprise planning in a non-technical manner. It leads you through building an IT strategy and offers an organizational approach to identifying, implementing, and controlling information assurance initiatives for small businesses and global enterprises alike.
Common threats and vulnerabilities are described and applicable controls based on risk profiles are provided. Practical information assurance application examples are presented for select industries, including healthcare, retail, and industrial control systems. Chapter-ending critical thinking exercises reinforce the material covered. An extensive list of scholarly works and international government standards is also provided in this detailed guide.
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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-Hillâa Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner, this book offers Official CompTIA Approved Quality Content.
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Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements.
With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries.
Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more.
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In this authoritative book, widely respected practitioner and teacher Matt Bishop presents a clear and useful introduction to the art and science of information security. Bishop's insights and realistic examples will help any practitioner or student understand the crucial links between security theory and the day-to-day security challenges of IT environments.
Bishop explains the fundamentals of security: the different types of widely used policies, the mechanisms that implement these policies, the principles underlying both policies and mechanisms, and how attackers can subvert these tools--as well as how to defend against attackers. A practicum demonstrates how to apply these ideas and mechanisms to a realistic company.
Introduction to Computer Security is adapted from Bishop's comprehensive and widely praised book, Computer Security: Art and Science. This shorter version of the original work omits much mathematical formalism, making it more accessible for professionals and students who have a less formal mathematical background, or for readers with a more practical than theoretical interest.
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