Information Security Intelligence: Cryptographic Principles & Applications / Edition 1

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Safeguarding the confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation of information is paramount to organizational stability and success. This new book provides an understanding of information security, potential threats to our information, and effective countermeasures to proactively combat those threats. A comprehensive review of cryptographic techniques is explained in simple mathematical terms. The text covers symmetrical and asymmetrical encryption, digital signatures, Kerberos, code signing, creation/deployment of strong keys and passwords, Virtual Private Networks, SET, SSL, SSH, IPSec, and authentication techniques. A detailed examination of Tiny Encryption Algorithm (TEA) exposes readers to the inner workings of encryption. CD-ROM experiments help solidify the learning experience. Emphasis throughout is on the application of the cryptographic methods and support structures needed to effectively apply the principles to create a secure business setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401837273
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/29/2003
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 489,551
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Calabrese has a Master of Computer Science from Villanova University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. In addition, Calabrese is a member of the Upsilon Pi Upsilon Honor Society in Computer Science Texas A & M. He is formerly the Vice President of Research and Development at Corliant, Inc. In 1997, Calabrese won the AT&T Corporate Excellence Award. Currently, Thomas Calabrese is a Professor of Computer & Information Science at Johnson & Wales University.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: INFORMATION & SECURITY PLANNING. Introduction to Information Theory. Threat Agents & Risk. Information & The Law. A Model for Information Security Planning. Section 2: CRYPTOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLES AND METHODS. Cryptographic Philosophy. Mathematical Principles of Cryptography. Symmetrical Key Cryptography. Public Key Infrastructure. Section 3: INFORMATION SYSTEM SECURITY. Securing The Information System. Viruses & Worms. Securing the Digital Marketplace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2004

    Information Security made EASY!!!

    'Information Security Intelligence' by Thomas Calabrese is a very easy read for the non-infomation security professional reader. Although, very detailed and analytical when working through the cryptography algorythms, the first and third sections are very readable and provide a thorough understanding of how organizations can protect their most important asset!! I would highly recommend this 'how-to-book' to any IT professional tasked with protecting their business' information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Informative and Interesting

    'Information Security Intelligence' by Thomas Calabrese is a very informative and interesting book. The author has done a superb job of explaining principles and illustrating his points through easily understood examples. This book does a great job of presenting the issues that organizations face and the importance of securing their information. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2004

    Articulate and Engaging

    'Information Security Intelligence' articulately and clearly discusses the major issues of Information Security. The book keeps the reader engaged with challenging and interesting labs. The author's background as a professor comes through in his ability to cleary express the complex issues surrounding Information Security. A very informative and useful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2004

    Excellent Book. Must have even if you are remotely interested.

    After reading this book I must say that I am extremely impressed as of the quality of information that has been provided throughout the entire textbook. Due to myself being in the industry I will be recommending this text to customers of mine that are interested in learning more about this growing topic of Information Security Information Technology Industry. I feel that after reading and trying the exercises I am much more prepared and knowledgeable on this topic. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested. You will not find a higher quality Information Security book on the market.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    A total encapsulation of information security

    This text captures the importance of securing information. This text is presented in an easy to read manner that hits on what industry is doing to protect its information. The author¿s use of examples blows away any text I have ever read. This text is a must have for students and professionals alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    Awesome book....RECOMMEND

    This book is the most interesting text book that I have had to read for school. I enjoyed reading this book. This is one that I will always keep on me as a reference. Calabrese had written this book as if it was a note book for you to review. It is very easy to understand. I am one that can't stay focused while reading and this book had me focused the whole time and not once did I have to reread a part over. There is a CD that is included with the book. The CD is outstanding; it makes you feel like you are talking to Calabrese himself. He goes into great detail explaining the information to you on common questions. There is also a part for test taking questions for each chapter. After answering the question it goes into detail on the answer for more of an explanation on why that is the answer to the question. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a book to read on Information Security and also as a text book for school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    Everything you need to know about Information Security

    This book is flooded with information on Information Security. Calabrese has collaborated an enormous amount of information, and has organized it in a complete and understandable manner. This is NOT another boring book filled with confusing and unclear information. Reading this book makes you feel like you are conversed with Calabrese himself. The chapter tests will help you gauge your knowledge on the information you just learned. Believe it or not but on the CD included with this book has video sessions with Calabrese himself, explaining the complicated parts of the book. It feels like you are right in his classroom. Make sure you navigate the CD, it is a great tool. Cryptography and information encryption seemed too hard for me to master, but with this book I am well on my way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2004

    A great book for information security

    The author of this book did a great job covering all the bases on this subject.The labs a very informational and fun. Cryptographic methods and applications are covered in details and the labs are very informational and fun. The CD included is a good study tool for students.I recommend this book to anyone interested in iformation security.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004


    Very Informative! Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran in the information technology world, Mr. Calabrese has information on security for you. The first section of the book will level the playing field. Once you have read that section you will be ready to dive into section two which covers cryptographic principles. Do not panic if you have never explored cryptography before. Calabrese runs through different methods and principles in a very informative yet easy to understand manner. Next, down to the nuts and bolts. Section three: Information System Security. First you will be exposed to different methods of securing systems and then onto the methods that are used to penetrate and cripple systems. Years of information security experience coupled with an easy to read and understand style of writing, Calabrese has provided a means to learn the principles and methods behind securing information that anyone can understand. A definite must have for anyone interested in keeping their information safe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2004

    Great book for the subject

    This is a great book for information security. It covers all the topics one need to know about securing information. Crptographic principles are explained in details and the labs are very informational and fun. The CD is a good study tool for students and professionals. It is easy to read and I recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    Great book with lots of on-line examples

    I really liked this book it was easy to read and gave a lot of practical examples for the users...including cryptographic software. This book made class easyier

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