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The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Great Place to start

    If you are looking at getting started in InfoSec, this is a great book to get your feet wet. It gives you a broad enought overview to give the reader a basic understanding of what they are going to need to do to be successfully in information security.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you a beginning security professional; as well as, a network and system administrator? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Jason Andress, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that can be used to develop a better understanding of how to protect information assets and defend against attacks; as well as, how to apply these concepts practically. Andress, begins by covering some of the most basic concepts of information security. In addition, the author covers the security principles of identification and authentication. He then discusses the use of authorization and access control. The author then, discusses the use of auditing and accountability. He continues by discussing the use of cryptography. In addition, the author covers operational security. He then discusses physical security. The author then shows you how to protect networks from a variety of different angles. Then, he explores hardening as one of the primary tools for securing the operating system and the steps that might be taken to do so. Finally, he shows you different ways in which to secure applications. This most excellent book, provides the reader with a basic knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Perhaps more importantly, the concepts discussed in this book can be used to drive security projects and policies, in order to mitigate some of the issues discussed.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Informative & brief.

    Great yet brief coverage of all relevant topics within the information security field. Also gives you interesting historical facts like how cryptography began, origin of malware, the first computer "bug", etc. If you are new to the field and/or if (like me) you're looking for something to review the concepts, this book is a great choice.

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