Computer Security Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0789748908
ISBN-13: 9780789748904
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $79.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Editionis designed to be the ideal one-volume gateway into the entire field of computer security. It brings together thoroughly updated coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with the practical skills essential to security. Drawing on his extensive experience as both an IT professional and instructor, Chuck Easttom thoroughly covers core topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, buffer overflow, hacking, spyware, network defense, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems, and passwords. Unlike many other authors, however, he also fully addresses more specialized issues, including cyber terrorism, industrial espionage and encryption - including public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates. This edition has been extensively updated to address the latest issues and technologies, including cyberbullying/cyberstalking, session hijacking, steganography, and more. Its examples have been updated to reflect the current state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. End-of-chapter exercises, projects, and review questions guide readers in applying the knowledge they've gained, and Easttom offers many tips that readers would otherwise have to discover through hard experience.

Chuck Easttom has 15 years' experience in the IT industry and has been an expert witness on several computer-related cases. He is the author of ten computer-science books including two textbooks on computer security. He was also one of the subject matter experts who helped to create CompTIA's Security+ certification test. He has been a frequent guest speaker on computer security at various computer groups and campuses including Harvard and Columbia. He holds more than a dozen computer industry certifications.

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