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Overview

Network Security Essentials, Third Edition is a thorough, up-to-date introduction to the deterrence, prevention, detection, and correction of security violations involving information delivery across networks and the Internet.

William Stallings presents a coherent framework for understanding network security, then systematically introduces the field's essential concepts and techniques. Among the topics covered: cryptography, authentication, email security, IP security, SSL, network management, intrusion detection, malware, firewalls, and trusted systems.

This edition fully reflects today's key advances, from AES and RC4 cryptography to the newest security evaluation frameworks. Like all of Stallings' books, it offers outstanding clarity, careful organization, and extensive pedagogical support. That support includes hundreds of carefully crafted homework problems, more than half of them new to this edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132380331
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/2/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 42 books on various aspects of these subjects. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.
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PREFACE:

Preface

In this age of electronic connectivity, of viruses and hackers, of electronic eavesdropping and electronic fraud, network security has assumed increasing importance. Two trends have come together to make the topic of this book of vital interest. First, the explosive growth in computer systems and their interconnections via networks has increased the dependence of both organizations and individuals on the information stored and communicated using these systems. This, in turn, has led to a heightened awareness of the need to protect data and resources from disclosure, to guarantee the authenticity of data and messages, and to protect systems from network-based attacks. Second, the disciplines of cryptography and network security have matured, leading to the development of practical, readily available applications to enforce network security.

Objectives

It is the purpose of this book to provide a practical survey of network security applications and standards. The emphasis is on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks, and on standards, especially Internet standards, that have been widely deployed.

Intended Audience

The book is intended for both an academic and a professional audience. As a textbook, it is intended as a one-semester undergraduate course on network security for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. The book also serves as a basic reference volume and is suitable for self-study.

Plan of the Book

The book is organized in three parts: I. Cryptography: A concise survey of the cryptographic algorithms and protocols i report underlyingnetwork security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange. i See Appen~ II. Network Security Applications: Covers important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, X.509v3 certificates, PGP, S/MIME, IP Secu- rity, SSL/TLS, SET, and SNMPv3. III. System Security: Looks at system-level security issues, including the threat of and countermeasures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems. This book i A more detailed, chapter-by-chapter summary appears at the end of Chapter ~ (CNS2e). 1. In addition, the book includes an extensive glossary, a list of frequently used detailed an< acronyms, and a bibliography. There are also end-of-chapter problems and sugges- of which co tions for further reading. dards (NSE 3. NSE1e in covers SNh

Internet Services for Instructors and Students

There is a Web page for this book that provides support for students and instruc tors. The page includes links to relevant sites, transparency masters of figures in the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format, and sign-up information for the book's Internet mailing list. The Web page is at ...
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Symmetric encryption and message confidentiality 28
Ch. 3 Public-key cryptography and message authentication 59
Ch. 4 Authentication applications 94
Ch. 5 Electronic mail security 130
Ch. 6 IP security 177
Ch. 7 Web security 221
Ch. 8 Network management security 257
Ch. 9 Intruders 299
Ch. 10 Malicious software 332
Ch. 11 Firewalls 355
App. A Some aspects of number theory 381
App. B Projects for teaching network security 386
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Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

In this age of electronic connectivity, of viruses and hackers, of electronic eavesdropping and electronic fraud, network security has assumed increasing importance. Two trends have come together to make the topic of this book of vital interest. First, the explosive growth in computer systems and their interconnections via networks has increased the dependence of both organizations and individuals on the information stored and communicated using these systems. This, in turn, has led to a heightened awareness of the need to protect data and resources from disclosure, to guarantee the authenticity of data and messages, and to protect systems from network-based attacks. Second, the disciplines of cryptography and network security have matured, leading to the development of practical, readily available applications to enforce network security.

Objectives

It is the purpose of this book to provide a practical survey of network security applications and standards. The emphasis is on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks, and on standards, especially Internet standards, that have been widely deployed.

Intended Audience

The book is intended for both an academic and a professional audience. As a textbook, it is intended as a one-semester undergraduate course on network security for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. The book also serves as a basic reference volume and is suitable for self-study.

Plan of the Book

The book is organized in three parts: I. Cryptography: A concise survey of the cryptographic algorithms and protocols i reportunderlyingnetwork security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange. i See Appen~ II. Network Security Applications: Covers important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, X.509v3 certificates, PGP, S/MIME, IP Secu- rity, SSL/TLS, SET, and SNMPv3. III. System Security: Looks at system-level security issues, including the threat of and countermeasures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems. This book i A more detailed, chapter-by-chapter summary appears at the end of Chapter ~ (CNS2e). 1. In addition, the book includes an extensive glossary, a list of frequently used detailed an< acronyms, and a bibliography. There are also end-of-chapter problems and sugges- of which co tions for further reading. dards (NSE 3. NSE1e in covers SNh

Internet Services for Instructors and Students

There is a Web page for this book that provides support for students and instruc tors. The page includes links to relevant sites, transparency masters of figures in the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format, and sign-up information for the book's Internet mailing list. The Web page is at ...
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