Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security

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Overview

Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves.

Tony Bradley is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely.

• Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend

• Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know

• Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597491143
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/31/2006
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 1,431,721
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP, is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet / Network Security. He has written for a variety of other web sites and publications including SearchSecurity.com, WindowsNetworking.com, Smart Computing Magazine and Information Security Magazine. Currently a security architect and consultant for a Fortune 100 company, Tony has driven security policies and technologies for antivirus and incident response for Fortune 500 companies and he has been network administrator and technical support for smaller companies. He is Microsoft Certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) in Windows 2000 and an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) in Windows NT.

He has on average over 600,000 page views per month and 25,000 subscribers to his weekly newsletter. He created a 10-part Computer Security 101 Class which has had thousands of participants since its creation and continues to gain in popularity through word of mouth.

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Table of Contents

1. Foreword 2. Introduction 3. Basic Windows Security 4. Passwords 5. Antivirus Software 6. Patching 7. Firewalls 8. Now You Can Connect To The Internet! 9. Email Safety 10. Web Surfing Privacy and Safety 11. Wireless Network Security 12. Spyware 13. Keeping Things Secure 14. When Disaster Strikes 15. Life Without Microsoft: Alternative Products 16. Appendix A: Getting Started – A Security Checklist 17. Appendix B: Fundamentals of Computer Networking and the Internet 18. Appendix C: Glossary of Technology and Terminology

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