Network Security Essentials Applications and Standards / Edition 5

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Intended for college courses and professional readers where the interest is primarily in the application of network security, without the need to delve deeply into cryptographic theory and principles (system engineer, programmer, system manager, network manager, product marketing personnel, system support specialist).

A practical survey of network security applications and standards, with unmatched support for instructors and students.

In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud, security is paramount. Network Security: Applications and Standards , Fifth Edition provides a practical survey of network security applications and standards, with an emphasis on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks. An unparalleled support package for instructors and students ensures a successful teaching and learning experience.

Adapted from Cryptography and Network Security, Sixth Edition, this text covers the same topics but with a much more concise treatment of cryptography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133370430
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/20/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 362,098
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William Stallings has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, over 40 books on computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the Proceedings of the IEEE, ACM Computing Reviews and Cryptologia.

He has 11 times received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

In over 30 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. He has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals). He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.

Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

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Table of Contents

Online Resources
About the Author

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Computer Security Concepts

1.2 The OSI Security Architecture

1.3 Security Attacks

1.4 Security Services

1.5 Security Mechanisms

1.6 A Model for Network Security

1.7 Standards

1.8 Outline of This Book

1.9 Recommended Reading

1.10 Internet and Web Resources

1.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 2 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality

2.1 Symmetric Encryption Principles

2.2 Symmetric Block Encryption Algorithms

2.3 Random and Pseudorandom Numbers

2.4 Stream Ciphers and RC4

2.5 Cipher Block Modes of Operation

2.6 Recommended Reading

2.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 3 Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication

3.1 Approaches to Message Authentication

3.2 Secure Hash Functions

3.3 Message Authentication Codes

3.4 Public Key Cryptography Principles

3.5 Public-Key Cryptography Algorithms

3.6 Digital Signatures

3.7 Recommended Reading

3.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 4 Key Distribution and User Authentication

4.1 Symmetric Key Distribution Using Symmetric Encryption

4.2 Kerberos

4.3 Key Distribution Using Asymmetric Encryption

4.4 X.509 Certificates

4.5 Public Key Infrastructure

4.6 Federated Identity Management

4.7 Recommended Reading

4.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 5 Network Access Control and Cloud Security

5.1 Network Access Control

5.2 Extensible Authentication Protocol

5.3 IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Network Access Control

5.4 Cloud Computing

5.5 Cloud Security Risks and Countermeasures

5.6 Data Protection in the Cloud

5.7 Cloud Security as a Service

5.8 Recommended Reading

5.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 6 Transport-Level Security

6.1 Web Security Issues

6.2 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

6.3 Transport Layer Security (TLS)


6.5 Secure Shell (SSH)

6.6 Recommended Reading

6.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 7 Wireless Network Security

7.1 Wireless Security

7.2 Mobile Device Security

7.3 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview

7.4 IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security

7.5 Recommended Reading

7.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 8 Electronic Mail Security

8.1 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)

8.2 S/MIME

8.3 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

8.4 Recommended Web Sites

8.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 9 IP Security

9.1 IP Security Overview

9.2 IP Security Policy

9.3 Encapsulating Security Payload

9.4 Combining Security Associations

9.5 Internet Key Exchange

9.6 Cryptographic Suites

9.7 Recommended Reading

9.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 10 Malicious Software

10.1 Types of Malicious Software

10.2 Propagation – Infected Content - Viruses

10.3 Propagation – Vulnerability Exploit - Worms

10.4 Propagation – Social Engineering – SPAM, Trojans

10.5 Payload – System Corruption

10.6 Payload – Attack Agent – Zombie, Bots

10.7 Payload – Information Theft – Keyloggers, Phishing, Spyware

10.8 Payload – Stealthing – Backdoors, Rootkits

10.9 Countermeasures

10.10 Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

10.11 Recommended Reading

10.12 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 11 Intruders

11.1 Intruders

11.2 Intrusion Detection

11.3 Password Management

11.4 Recommended Reading

11.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 12 Firewalls

12.1 The Need for Firewalls

12.2 Firewall Characteristics

12.3 Types of Firewalls

12.4 Firewall Basing

12.5 Firewall Location and Configurations

12.6 Recommended Reading

12.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix A Some Aspects of Number Theory

A.1 Prime and Relatively Prime Numbers

A.2 Modular Arithmetic

Appendix B Projects for Teaching Network Security

B.1 Research Projects

B.2 Hacking Project

B.3 Programming Projects

B.4 Laboratory Exercises

B.5 Practical Security Assessments

B.6 Writing Assignments

B.7 Reading/Report Assignments


ONLINE CHAPTERS AND APPENDICES - Online chapters, appendices, and other documents are Premium Content. Students must use the access card located in the front of the book to register and access the online premium content. If there is no access card, students can purchase access by going to and selecting “purchase access to premium content.” Instructors must register on the site to access the material.
Chapter 13 Network Management Security

13.1 Basic Concepts of SNMP

13.2 SNMPv1 Community Facility

13.3 SNMPv3

13.4 Recommended Reading

13.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 14 Legal and Ethical Issues

14.1 Cybercrime and Computer Crime

14.2 Intellectual Property

14.3 Privacy

14.4 Ethical Issues

14.5 Recommended Reading

14.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 15 SHA-3

15.1 Evaluation Criteria for SHA-3

15.2 The SHA-3 Algorithm

15.3 Recommended Reading

15.4 Key Terms and Review Questions

Appendix C Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations

C.1 The Importance of Standards

C.2 Internet Standards and the Internet Society

C.3 National Institute of Standards and Technology

Appendix D TCP/IP and OSI

D.1 Protocols and Protocol Architectures

D.2 The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture

D.3 The Role of an Internet Protocol

D.4 IPv4

D.5 IPv6

D.6 The OSI Protocol Architecture

Appendix E Pseudorandom Number Generation

E.1 PRNG Requirements

E.2 PRNG Using a Block Cipher

E.3 PRNG Using a Hash Function or Message Authentication Code

Appendix F Kerberos Encryption Techniques

F.1 Password-to-Key Transformation

F.2 Propagating Cipher Block Chaining Mode

Appendix G Data Compression Using ZIP

G.1 Compression Algorithm

G.2 Decompression Algorithm

Appendix H More on PGP

H.1 True Random Numbers

H.2 Pseudorandom Numbers

H.3 Cryptographic Keys and Key Rings

H.4 Public-Key Management

Appendix I The International Reference Alphabet
Appendix J The Base-Rate Fallacy
Appendix K Radix-64 Conversion

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