Network Security For Dummies

Network Security For Dummies

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by Chey Cobb
     
 

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CNN is reporting that a vicious new virus is wreaking havoc on the world’s computer networks. Somebody’s hacked one of your favorite Web sites and stolen thousands of credit card numbers. The FBI just released a new report on computer crime that’s got you shaking in your boots. The experts will tell you that keeping your network safe from the…  See more details below

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CNN is reporting that a vicious new virus is wreaking havoc on the world’s computer networks. Somebody’s hacked one of your favorite Web sites and stolen thousands of credit card numbers. The FBI just released a new report on computer crime that’s got you shaking in your boots. The experts will tell you that keeping your network safe from the cyber-wolves howling after your assets is complicated, expensive, and best left to them. But the truth is, anybody with a working knowledge of networks and computers can do just about everything necessary to defend their network against most security threats.

Network Security For Dummies arms you with quick, easy, low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns. Whether your network consists of one computer with a high-speed Internet connection or hundreds of workstations distributed across dozens of locations, you’ll find what you need to confidently:

  • Identify your network’s security weaknesses
  • Install an intrusion detection system
  • Use simple, economical techniques to secure your data
  • Defend against viruses
  • Keep hackers at bay
  • Plug security holes in individual applications
  • Build a secure network from scratch

Leading national expert Chey Cobb fills you in on the basics of data security, and he explains more complex options you can use to keep your network safe as your grow your business. Among other things, you’ll explore:

  • Developing risk assessments and security plans
  • Choosing controls without breaking the bank
  • Anti-virus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and access controls
  • Addressing Unix, Windows and Mac security issues
  • Patching holes in email, databases, Windows Media Player, NetMeeting, AOL Instant Messenger, and other individual applications
  • Securing a wireless network
  • E-Commerce security
  • Incident response and disaster recovery

Whether you run a storefront tax preparing business or you’re the network administrator at a multinational accounting giant, your computer assets are your business.  Let Network Security For Dummies provide you with proven strategies and techniques for keeping your precious assets safe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118085332
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
813,338
File size:
7 MB

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Meet the Author

Chey Cobb, CISSP, has trained CIA and NSA personnel in computer security, held a Top Secret clearance for the U.S. intelligence community, and helped develop government security policies and procedures.

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Network Security For Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't believe you are selling a book this out of date on technology. Wireless networking chapter stops at 802.1b, what about g and n? Windows examples usually Windows 2000 or older, occasionally Windows XP. Anyone really concerned about security should be working with current information. The concepts are good and the writing is fine. Wish I'd read it 10 years ago when it was relevant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great because it's not too basic and not too technical - it hits the right balance. Too many books are just about hacking or technical volumes about Unix. This book covers everything and has lots of practical stuff you can do right away. Because of this book I learned how to "harden" my operating systems and all my other software. Finally! I understand the things that the IT guys were talking about!
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