Network Security Bible

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Here at last is a comprehensive, focused guide that covers network security from applications to zip files. You'll learn network security principles and best practices, how to apply measures appropriate to various systems, how to identify and respond to an intrusion, and how to evaluate your security. You'll even get guidance in making the case for enhanced security to leaders of the organization. Whether you're learning the basics or seeking more detailed knowledge, you'll find...
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Overview

Here at last is a comprehensive, focused guide that covers network security from applications to zip files. You'll learn network security principles and best practices, how to apply measures appropriate to various systems, how to identify and respond to an intrusion, and how to evaluate your security. You'll even get guidance in making the case for enhanced security to leaders of the organization. Whether you're learning the basics or seeking more detailed knowledge, you'll find this reference invaluable.
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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get practically all the guidance you need to implement effective computer security in a single book? Not just theory, but reality, too? Not obsolete information, but the latest scoop? No more searching aimlessly through white papers, RFCs, technical documentation, and all that jazz? If that sounds good, check out Network Security Bible. Written by security pros with more than 60 years experience, it covers everything from basic access control principles to the frontiers of secret communication.

You’ll start by understanding your goal: a practical, defense-in-depth strategy that promotes confidentiality, data integrity, and availability without generating unacceptable inconvenience and cost. Since management skills and executive support are crucial, there’s a full chapter on management right up front: policies, training, planning, legal and liability issues, and much more.

Next, you’ll find more than 250 pages of coverage on securing operating systems and applications, including chapters on Windows, UNIX and Linux, web browsers and clients, email servers, and DNS. Needless to say, your Windows workstations are critical to your defense-in-depth security strategy. The authors systematically walk you through hardening Windows: shutting off unneeded services, enabling encryption (on XP Pro), configuring anti-virus and firewalls, locking down permissions, toughening passwords, establishing physical security, and keeping users safe once they’re running.

Network Security Bible also contains a full section on network security, including chapters on both network architecture and wireless security. The authors wrap up with detailed coverage of assessing both the threats you face and the countermeasures you’ve implemented. Bill Camarda, from the March 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764573972
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 694
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Cole holds a PhD and CISSP and has been a security consultant for international banks and the Fortune 500. He made his mark working for the CIA for more than seven years and as a member of the Honeynet Project. He was also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. He has appeared as a security expert on CBS News and 60 Minutes and is a regular security expert for CNN Headline News.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Security principles and practices 1
Ch. 1 Information system security principles 3
Ch. 2 Information system security management 43
Ch. 3 Access control considerations 79
Pt. II Operating systems and applications 97
Ch. 4 Windows security 99
Ch. 5 UNIX and Linux security 155
Ch. 6 Web browser and client security 201
Ch. 7 Web security 237
Ch. 8 E-mail security 273
Ch. 9 Domain name system 309
Ch. 10 Server security 333
Pt. III Network security fundamentals 365
Ch. 11 Network protocols 367
Ch. 12 Wireless security 381
Ch. 13 Network architecture fundamentals 417
Pt. IV Communications 445
Ch. 14 Secret communication 447
Ch. 15 Covert communication 479
Ch. 16 Applications of secure/covert communication 529
Pt. V The security threat and the response 555
Ch. 17 Intrusion detection and response 557
Ch. 18 Security assessments, testing, and evaluation 591
Ch. 19 Putting everything together 613
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