"CompTIA Security+ 2008 In Depth" gives you the coverage you need to pass CompTIA's latest Security+ exam and to fully understand the current risks and threats to an organization's data. If you are just entering the IT field, you will appreciate the comprehensive coverage of the tools and techniques necessary to safeguard electronic data. You'll also learn everything you need to pass the Security+ exam and attain this increasingly valuable certification. All the domain objectives itemized by CompTIA in their Security+ exam are covered: systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organizational security.
Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology textbooks, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e, CWSP Guide to Wireless Security, Guide to Wireless Communications, and Networking BASICS. He holds a Ph.D. in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.