Computer Security / Edition 3

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Overview

Computer Security, Third Edition presents the best ideas that high technology, classical security practice, and common sense have to offer to help reduce insecurity to the lowest possible level. This completley updated book contains new information on advances in computer equipment and the spread of technology. It is an essential text for everyone involved with the operation and security of the computer complexes that are the heart of today's businesses.

An updated of the classic book by Butterworth-Heinemann with new material on recent advances in computer hardware and the spread of personal computer technology.
A complete and comprehensive introduction to computer security.
Includes coverage on computer crime, physical security, communications, systems security, and risk management.

Audience: Security managers, computer security professionals, students.

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Overviews recent advances in computer security, computer crime, systems security, and cryptology, and details classic case histories in computer crime, with sections on physical security, communications, surveillance, system security, and risk management and analysis. Topics include LAN and database security, emanations security, screening and management of personnel, and disaster control. Contains sample log forms and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750696005
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/22/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Carroll is a professor of computer science, education, and psychology, and director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. He has written over 250 technical papers, 20 conference plenary addresses, and 12 books.
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Table of Contents

Part I.THE THREAT TO COMPUTER SECURITY, 1 Essentials of Computer Security, 2 Computer Crime and the Law, Part II.SECURITY MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS, 3 Organizing for Information Management,4 Protection of matter, 5 Screening and Management of Personnel, 6 Physical Access Control, 7 Physical Security, 8 Environmental, 9 Disaster Control, Part III. COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY, 10 Line Security, 11 Transmission Security, 12 Cryptographic Security, 13 Emanations, 14 Technical Security, Part IV.
SYSTEMS SECURITY, 15 Systems Identification, 16 Isolation in computer systems, 17 Systems Access Control, 18 Detection and Surveillance, 19 Systems Integrity, 20 Systems Reliability and Security, 21 Security and Personal Computers, Part V. INFORMATION SECURITY RISK ANALYSIS, 22 Systems Approach to Risk Management, 23 Threat Assessment, 24 Assets and Safeguards, 25 Keeping Secrets in Computers, 26 Modes of Risk Analysis, Appendix: Sample Log Forms, Glossary, Selected Bibliography, Index.
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