Applied Information Security A Hands-On Approach

ISBN-10: 3642244734
ISBN-13: 9783642244735
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Springer London, Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 202
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book explores fundamental principles for securing IT systems and illustrates them with hands-on experiments that may be carried out by the reader using accompanying software. The experiments highlight key information security problems that arise in modern operating systems, networks, and web applications. The authors explain how to identify and exploit such problems and they show different countermeasures and their implementation. The reader thus gains a detailed understanding of how vulnerabilities arise and practical experience tackling them.After presenting the basics of security principles, virtual environments, and network services, the authors explain the core security principles of authentication and access control, logging and log analysis, web application security, certificates and public-key cryptography, and risk management. The book concludes with appendices on the design of related courses, report templates, and the basics of Linux as needed for the assignments.The authors have successfully taught IT security to students and professionals using the content of this book and the laboratory setting it describes. The book can be used in undergraduate or graduate laboratory courses, complementing more theoretically oriented courses, and it can also be used for self-study by IT professionals who want hands-on experience in applied information security. The authors' supporting software is freely available online and the text is supported throughout with exercises.

Prof. Dr. David Basin is the Chair of Information Security at ETH Zürich; his research focuses on information security, in particular methods and tools for modeling, building, and validating secure and reliable systems.Dr. Patrick Schaller is a lecturer at ETH Zürich, his research is concerned with the formalization and analysis of security protocols. Michael Schläpfer is a graduate student of ETH Zürich.

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