Guide to Computer Network Security / Edition 2

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This fully updated new edition explores the security issues, vulnerabilities and dangers encountered by the users of modern computing and communication devices, highlighting the need to develop improved algorithms, protocols, and best practices to enhance the security of public, private and enterprise systems alike. Features: introduces the fundamentals of traditional computer networks and the security threats they face; discusses the security challenges introduced by virtualization software, cloud computing and mobile systems; examines the security quagmire presented by the home computing environment; raises important legislative, legal, social, technical and ethical security issues, including the tension between the needs of individual privacy and collective security; provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to lab exercises; supplies additional support material for instructors at an associated website.
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From the reviews of the second edition:

“Kizza (Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga) includes a thorough primer on networking fundamentals and security concepts that will be helpful for readers with a range of expertise. … This is an accessible and illustrative read on the topic … . It will be useful for students and anyone curious about societal and personal concerns over the safety of networks in homes, offices, big business, and government. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers.” (T. D. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447145424
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Series: Computer Communications and Networks Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 521
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is Head and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and past Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, USA. Among his other publications is the successful Springer textbook Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Computer Network Security

Computer Network Fundamentals

Computer Network Security Fundamentals

Part II: Security Issues and Challenges in the Traditional Computer Network

Security Motives and Threats to Computer Networks

Introduction to Computer Network Vulnerabilities

Cyber Crimes and Hackers

Scripting and Security in Computer Networks and Web Browsers

Security Assessment, Analysis, and Assurance

Part III: Dealing with Computer Network Security Challenges

Disaster Management

Access Control and Authorization




System Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Computer and Network Forensics

Virus and Content Filtering

Standardization and Security Criteria: Security Evaluation of Computer Products

Computer Network Security Protocols

Security in Wireless Networks and Devices

Security in Sensor Networks

Other Efforts to Secure Data in Computer Networks

Part IV: Elastic Extension Beyond the Traditional Computer Network: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Mobile Systems

Cloud Computing and Related Security Issues

Virtualization Security

Mobile Systems and Corresponding Intractable Security Issues

Part V: Securing the Last Frontiers – The Home Front

Conquering the Last Frontier in the Digital Invasion: The Home Front

Part VI: Hands-on Projects


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