Computer Network Security / Edition 1

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This text is an invaluable instructional and research tool for courses in computer and information security. Students or practitioners in computer science, information science, technology studies, library sciences, and information management studies will find this text particularly useful for their purposes. In addition, it is a resource for those looking to gain an understanding of computer infrastructures and network security threats.
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"Computer security basics are covered in this book. … it is targeted at students. This is evident in the very fluent and comprehensive writing style, and the generally good examples and review questions at the end of each chapter. … the book is very well written … with strong structuring. Every chapter has good references, and includes nice exercises and student projects as resources for lecturers. I recommend this book as a good foundational book and educational tool for network security in a university environment." (Andreas Tomek, Computing Reviews, April, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387204734
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/7/2005
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 535
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Migga Kizza is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he teaches courses in computer network security, computer ethics, operating systems, digital design systems, and computer architecture. Professor Kizza has been invited to many international venues to speak on cyberspace security, cyberspace ethics, social and ethical issues and social issues in computing. In 2003, he was awarded the International IIS award for exemplary research in engineering and computing. He has published six books in computer network security and computer ethics, with one book translated into Japanese. He has also published several book chapters, and journal articles mostly on computer security and computer ethics, conducted a number of international workshops, and presented invited and conference papers. He was a 2004 Fulbright Scholar to Uganda. He is a UNESCO expert in Information Technology and a member of IFIP and ACM.

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Table of Contents

1 Computer network fundamentals 3
2 Understanding network security 49
3 Security threats to computer networks 77
4 Computer network vulnerabilities 109
5 Cyber crimes and hackers 131
6 Hostile scripts 163
7 Security assessment, analysis, and assurance 177
8 Access control and authorization 209
9 Authentication 233
10 Cryptography 257
11 Firewalls 285
12 System intrusion detection and prevention 315
13 Computer and network forensics 347
14 Virus and content filtering 387
15 Security evaluations of computer products 411
16 Computer network security protocols and standards 425
17 Security in wireless networks and devices 463
18 Other efforts to secure information and computer networks 495
19 Looking ahead - security beyond computer networks 507
20 Projects 513
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