Information Security: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

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Featuring a wide array of new information on the most current security topics, this book provides everything readers need to tackle any information security challenge. Focusing on cryptography, access control, protocols and software, this Second Edition features a greatly expanded set of homework problems; an appendix that covers necessary background information, like networking basics; a solutions manual and a comprehensive set of classroom-tested PowerPoint slides; and many new figures, tables, and graphs to clarify complex topics and problems. Students and instructors in information technology, computer science, and engineering, as well as professionals in these fields will depend on this text.

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"…presents information security concepts and practices insightfully in an easily comprehensible style…Although primarily intended as a college course resource, this book will appeal also to many security professionals. Highly recommended." (CHOICE, April 2006)

"The book is well suited for beginners, and contains enough introductory material on a variety of topics." (Computing, January 9, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470626399
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 606
  • Sales rank: 391,983
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Stamp, PhD, is Professor of Computer Science at San José State University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level information security courses. In addition to his experience gained in private industry and academia, Dr. Stamp has seven years' experience working as a cryptanalyst at the U.S. National Security Agency. He has written dozens of academic papers and two books on the topic of information security.

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Table of Contents


About The Author.


1 Introduction.

1.1 The Cast of Characters.

1.2 Alice’s Online Bank.

1.3 About This Book.

1.4 The People Problem.

1.5 Principles and Practice.

1.6 Problems.

I Crypto.

2 Crypto Basics.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 How to Speak Crypto.

2.3 Classic Crypto.

2.4 Modern Crypto History.

2.5 A Taxonomy of Cryptography.

2.6 A Taxonomy of Cryptanalysis.

2.7 Summary.

2.8 Problems.

3 Symmetric Key Crypto.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Stream Ciphers.

3.3 Block Ciphers.

3.4 Integrity.

3.5 Summary.

3.6 Problems.

4 Public Key Crypto.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Knapsack.

4.3 RSA.

4.4 Diffie-Hellman.

4.5 Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

4.6 Public Key Notation.

4.7 Uses for Public Key Crypto.

4.8 Public Key Infrastructure.

4.9 Summary.

4.10 Problems.

5 Hash Functions++.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 What is a Cryptographic Hash Function?

5.3 The Birthday Problem.

5.4 A Birthday Attack.

5.5 Non-Cryptographic Hashes.

5.6 Tiger Hash.

5.7 HMAC.

5.8 Uses for Hash Functions.

5.9 Miscellaneous Crypto-Related Topics.

5.10 Summary.

5.11 Problems.

6 Advanced Cryptanalysis.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Enigma.

6.3 RC4 as Used in WEP.

6.4 Linear and Differential Cryptanalysis.

6.5 Lattice Reduction and the Knapsack.

6.6 RSA Timing Attack.

6.7 Summary.

6.8 Problems.

II Access Control.

7 Authentication.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Authentication Methods.

7.3 Passwords.

7.4 Biometrics.

7.5 Something You Have.

7.6 Two-Factor Authentication.

7.7 Single Sign-On and Web Cookies.

7.8 Summary.

7.9 Problems.

8 Authorization.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 A Brief History of Authorization.

8.3 Access Control Matrix.

8.4 Multilevel Security Models.

8.5 Compartments.

8.6 Covert Channel.


8.9 Firewalls.

8.10 Intrusion Detection Systems.

8.11 Summary.

8.12 Problems.

III Protocols.

9 Simple Authentication Protocols.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Simple Security Protocols.

9.3 Authentication Protocols.

9.4 Authentication and TCP.

9.5 Zero Knowledge Proofs.

9.6 The Best Authentication Protocol?

9.7 Summary.

9.8 Problems.

10 Real-World Security Protocols.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 SSH.

10.3 SSL.

10.4 IPSec.

10.5 Kerberos.

10.6 WEP.

10.7 GSM.

10.8 Summary.

10.9 Problems.

IV Software.

11 Software Flaws and Malware.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Software Flaws.

11.3 Malware.

11.4 Botnets.

11.5 Miscellaneous Software-Based Attacks.

11.6 Summary.

11.7 Problems.

12 Insecurity in Software.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Software Reverse Engineering.

12.3 Digital Rights Management.

12.4 Software Development.

12.5 Summary.

12.6 Problems.

13 Operating Systems and Security.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 OS Security Functions.

13.3 Trusted Operating System.

13.4 Next Generation Secure Computing Base.

13.5 Summary.

13.6 Problems.


A-1. Network Security Basics.

A-2. Math Essentials.

Annotated Bibliography.


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