Security in Computing

ISBN-10: 0132390779
ISBN-13: 9780132390774
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: The field of computer security changes rapidly, but the underlying problems remain largely unchanged. In this book, you'll find a progression that shows you how current complex attacks are often instances of more fundamental concepts.

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Book details

List price: $115.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 880
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

The field of computer security changes rapidly, but the underlying problems remain largely unchanged. In this book, you'll find a progression that shows you how current complex attacks are often instances of more fundamental concepts.

Preface
Is There a Security Problem in Computing?
Characteristics of Computer Intrusion
Kinds of Security Breaches
Security Goals and Vulnerabilities
The People Involved
Methods of Defense
Plan of Attack
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Basic Encryption and Decryption
Terminology and Background
Monoalphabetic Ciphers (Substitutions)
Polyalphabetic Substitution Ciphers
Transpositions (Permutations)
Fractionated Morse
Stream and Block Ciphers
Characteristics of Good Ciphers
What the Cryptanalyst Has to Work With
Summary of Basic Encryption
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Secure Encryption Systems
Hard Problems: Complexity
Properties of Arithmetic
Public Key Encryption Systems
Merkle Hellman Knapsacks
Rivest Shamir Adelman (RSA) Encryption
El Gamal and Digital Signature Algorithms
Hash Algorithms
Secure Secret Key (Symmetric) Systems
The Data Encryption Standard (DES)
Key Escrow and Clipper
The Clipper Program
Conclusions
Summary of Secure Encryption
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Using Encryption: Protocols and Practices
Protocols: Orderly Behavior
How to Use Encryption
Enhancing Cryptographic Security
Modes of Encryption
Summary of Protocols and Practices
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Program Security
Viruses and Other Malicious Code
Targeted Malicious Code
Controls Against Program Threats
Summary of Program Threats and Controls
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Protection in General-Purpose Operating Systems
Protected Objects and Methods of Protection
Protecting Memory and Addressing
Protecting Access to General Objects
File Protection Mechanisms
User Authentication
Summary of Security for Users
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Designing Trusted Operating Systems
What Is a Trusted System? Security Policies
Models of Security
Design of Trusted Operating Systems
Assurance in Trusted Operating Systems
Implementation Examples
Summary of Security in Operating Systems
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Data Base Security
Introduction to Data Bases
Security Requirements
Reliability and Integrity
Sensitive Data
Inference Problem
Multilevel Data Bases
Proposals for Multilevel Security
Summary of Data Base Security
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Security in Networks and Distributed Systems
Network Concepts
Threats in Networks
Network Security Controls
Privacy Enhanced Electronic Mail
Firewalls
Encrypting Gateway
Multilevel Security on Networks
Summary of Network Security
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Administering Security
Personal Computer Security Management
UNIX Security Management
Network Security Management
Risk Analysis
Security Planning
Organizational Security Policies
Summary of Administering Security
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Exercises
Legal and Ethical Issues in Computer Security
Protecting Programs and Data
Information and the Law
Rights of Employees and Employers
Computer Crime
Ethical Issues in Computer Security
Ethical Reasoning
Electronic Privacy
Privacy of Electronic Data
Use of Encryption
Cryptographic Key Escrow
Case Studies of Ethics
Case Studies of Ethics
Codes of Ethics
Conclusion
Bibliographic Notes
Terms and Concepts
Bibliography
Index

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