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Overview

Guide to Operating Systems Security is designed to expand networking student's basic network and operating system skills to include planning, implementation, and auditing of a system's security. This text covers a variety of operating systems, including a Windows client operating system, Windows server operating system, Linux, Novell NetWare, and Mac OS. Each chapter offers extensive learning aids including review questions, hands-on projects, and case studies that reinforce concepts and help student apply them to real world applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780619160401
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/19/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, Ph.D., is an industry consultant and educator who has written numerous networking and operating systems books, including best-selling books about Microsoft Windows Server systems and UNIX/Linux. He is president of CertQuick, which provides computer and networking consulting services, technical authoring services, and computer science curriculum development for schools. Dr. Palmer has worked for 30 years in higher education and industry as an instructor, professor, systems and networking specialist, technical manager, department head, and consultant. He holds bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Table of Contents

1. Operating Systems Security: Keeping Computers and Networks Secure 2. Viruses, Worms, and Malicious Software 3. Security Through Authentication and Encryption 4. Account-Based Security 5. File, Directory, and Shared Resource Security 6. Firewalls and Border Security 7. Physical and Network Topology Security 8. Wireless Security 9. Web, Remote Access, and VPN Security 10. E-Mail Security 11. Security Through Disaster Recovery 12. Security Through Monitoring and Auditing Appendix A: Operating System Command-Line Commands

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