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

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

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by Jason Andress
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597496537

ISBN-13: 2901597496536

Pub. Date: 06/24/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical

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As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security.

The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects.

  • Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbook
  • Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security
  • Provides a broad view of the information security field in a concise manner
  • All-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901597496536
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/24/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
208

Table of Contents

Introduction

What is Information Security?

Identification and Authentication

Authorization and Access Control

Auditing and Accountability

Cryptography

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Operations Security

Human Element Security

Physical Security

Network Security

Operating System Security

Application Security

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Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
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.
RobertVelez More than 1 year ago
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.