Network Defense and Countermeasures: Principles and Practices

Network Defense and Countermeasures: Principles and Practices

by William (Chuck) Easttom II
     
 

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Everything you need to know about modern network attacks and defense, in one book

Clearly explains core network security concepts, challenges, technologies, and skills

Thoroughly updated for the latest attacks and countermeasures

The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a network security career

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Overview

Everything you need to know about modern network attacks and defense, in one book

Clearly explains core network security concepts, challenges, technologies, and skills

Thoroughly updated for the latest attacks and countermeasures

The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a network security career

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Security is the IT industry’s hottest topic–and that’s where the hottest opportunities are, too. Organizations desperately need professionals who can help them safeguard against the most sophisticated attacks ever created–attacks from well-funded global criminal syndicates, and even governments.

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Today, security begins with defending the organizational network. Network Defense and Countermeasures, Second Edition is today’s most complete, easy-to-understand introduction to modern network attacks and their effective defense.

From malware and DDoS attacks to firewalls and encryption, Chuck Easttom blends theoretical foundations with up-to-the-minute best-practice techniques. Starting with the absolute basics, he discusses crucial topics many security books overlook, including the emergence of network-based espionage and terrorism.

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If you have a basic understanding of networks, that’s all the background you’ll need to succeed with this book: no math or advanced computer science is required. You’ll find projects, questions, exercises, case studies, links to expert resources, and a complete glossary–all designed to deepen your understanding and prepare you to defend real-world networks.

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Learn how to

Understand essential network security concepts, challenges, and careers

Learn how modern attacks work

Discover how firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and virtual private networks (VPNs) combine to protect modern networks

Select the right security technologies for any network environment

Use encryption to protect information

Harden Windows and Linux systems and keep them patched

Securely configure web browsers to resist attacks

Defend against malware

Define practical, enforceable security policies

Use the “6 Ps” to assess technical and human aspects of system security

Detect and fix system vulnerability

Apply proven security standards and models, including Orange Book, Common Criteria, and Bell-LaPadula

Ensure physical security and prepare for disaster recovery

Know your enemy: learn basic hacking, and see how to counter it

Understand standard forensic techniques and prepare for investigations of digital crime

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133384383
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Series:
Certification/Training
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Chuck Easttom is a security consultant, author, and trainer. He has authored fourteen other books on programming, Web development, security, and Linux. Chuck holds more than 28 different industry certifications including CISSP, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, CIW Security Analyst, MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA, MCAD, Server+, and more. He has served as a subject matter expert for the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in the development or revision of four of their certification tests, including the initial creation of their Security+ certification. He also developed the ECES cryptography certification for the EC Council. Chuck is a frequent guest speaker for computer groups, discussing computer security. You can reach Chuck at his website (www.chuckeasttom.com) or by email at chuck@chuckeasttom.com.

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