Guide to Network Security

ISBN-10: 0840024223

ISBN-13: 9780840024220

Edition: 2013

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GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY is a wide-ranging new text that provides a detailed review of the network security field, including essential terminology, the history of the discipline, and practical techniques to manage implementation of network security solutions. It begins with an overview of information, network, and web security, emphasizing the role of data communications and encryption. The authors then explore network perimeter defense technologies and methods, including access controls, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, as well as applied cryptography in public key infrastructure, wireless security, and web commerce. The final section covers additional topics relevant for information security practitioners, such as assessing network security, professional careers in the field, and contingency planning. Perfect for both aspiring and active IT professionals, GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY is an ideal resource for readers who want to help organizations protect critical information assets and secure their systems and networks, both by recognizing current threats and vulnerabilities, and by designing and developing the secure systems of the future.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Michael E. Whitman, Ph.D, CISM, CISSP, is a professor of information security and director of the Coles Center for Information Security Education at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. With over 12 years of experience designing and implementing information security curriculum and over 20 years of experience teaching and researching at the university level, Dr. Whitman has served as a consultant to several Fortune 1000 organizations, the United States Government, and the State of Georgia on issues related to information security. He has authored several textbooks in information security including Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security, published by Cengage/Course Technology. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher in information security, fair and responsible use policies, and ethical computing. He has published over 40 articles in top venues such as Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, Information and Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Whitman served on active duty with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany where his duties included the role of Automated Data Processing Systems Security Officer (ADPSSO).

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D, CISM, CISSP, teaches courses in Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. He is the associate director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education (infosec.kennesaw.edu), as well as the coordinator for the KSU Information Security and Assurance and Information Systems programs of study. He completed 26 years of IT industry experience before becoming a full-time academic in 2002. His experiences as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner are a valuable background to his teaching role at KSU. While engaged in his IT career, he worked as an adjunct professor at KSU, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. He was formerly the manager of corporate information technology security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where his practical knowledge of information security implementation and management was acquired. Dr. Mattord is the co-author of ten textbooks, notably Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security. Dr. Mattord completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security at Nova Southeastern University.

Sue Shortland is senior lecturer in HRM, London Metropolitan University.David Mackey spent 19 years with Unisys prior to setting up his own consultancy. As a freelance trainer he has developed and delivered customised training for many large organisations. David's commercial experience was initially developed in the high-pressure environment of computer sales to international 'blue-chip' companies. David started his consultancy, Client & Customer Focus in 1993. The consultancy designs and facilitates programmes of business process and skill for client account management, sales, marketing, management and personal development.

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