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Overview

This hands-on, project-based approach to the fundamentals of network security concepts and skills helps students understand security best practices, laws, and standards that will enable them to build a complete security program.

This book introduces a strong foundation that includes security policy, planning, and development of good processes. A step-by-step design teaches students security implementation using recent advances in security tools, such as firewalls, VPN's, encryption, techniques, and intrusion detection devises. Platform-specific defenses are revealed for the desktop, Windows networks, UNIX, Internet, and wireless systems. Laws and government regulation are also covered, including the Patriot Act, homeland security initiatives, and special information on relevant state laws.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072230932
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Series: Networking Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Maiwald is an Analyst with the Burton Group (www.burtongroup.com), where he focuses on enterprise security infrastructure technologies. Mr. Maiwald has over seventeen years of experience in information security, where he has worked as a security officer and consultant for large financial institutions, healthcare providers, services firms, and manufacturers. He has extensive experience in the security field performing assessments, policy development, architecture design, and product implementations. Mr. Maiwald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Mr. Maiwald is a named inventor on patent numbers 577,209, "Apparatus and Method for Providing Multi-level Security for Communications among Computers and Terminals on a Network"; 5.872.847, "Using Trusted Associations to Establish Trust in a Computer Network"; 5,940,591, "Apparatus and Method for Providing Network Security"; and 6,212.636, "Method for Establishing Trust in a Computer Network via Association."

Mr. Maiwald is a regular presenter at a number of well-known security conferences. He has also written Network Security: A Beginner's Guide, Security Planning and Disaster Recovery (with William Sieglein), and Fundamentals of Network Security, all published by McGraw-Hill, and is a contributing author for Hacking Linux Exposed and Hacker's Challenge, also published by McGraw-Hill.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Foreword xxi
About This Book xxv
Part I Information Security Basics
1 What Is Information Security? 3
2 Types of Attacks 23
3 Hacker Techniques 45
4 Information Security Services 95
Part II Groundwork
5 Legal Issues in Information Security 115
6 Policy 143
7 Managing Risk 177
8 Information Security Process 201
9 Information Security Best Practices 233
Part III Security Technologies
10 Firewalls 267
11 Virtual Private Networks 285
12 Encryption 311
13 Intrusion Detection 349
Part IV Practical Applications and Platform-Specific Implementations
14 Desktop Protection 391
15 Unix Security Issues 409
16 Windows NT Security Issues 439
17 Windows 2000/ Windows 2003 Server Security Issues 463
18 Internet Architecture 509
19 E-Commerce Security Needs 545
20 Wireless Security 581
Glossary 601
Index 629
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