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“Network security” covers so many issues and technologies that nobody can master all of them. Still, systems need to be secured, and administrators need to secure them. If that’s your job, you can refer to Network Security: The Complete Reference for a solid briefing on just about any security challenge you might face.
This book offers intelligent coverage of the entire security “lifecycle,” from risk analysis to attack response. Need to review the fundamentals of access, authentication, and authorization? Or the principles of security architecture? Need a primer on what you can do to harden your existing network right now? Need a better understanding of the limitations of firewalls? It’s all in here.
Need to secure a wireless network? Here’s what to do -- and what not to do. Need a better understanding of role-based security? This book walks you through the issues you’ll encounter and your options for handling them. Whatever leading network operating system you’re using -- UNIX, Windows, Linux, NetWare -- the authors outline its vulnerabilities and offer best practices for locking it down.
If you’re a developer (or work with developers), you’ll welcome the book’s detailed coverage of application security principles. (Not to mention the chapters on security in both J2EE and .NET environments.) There’s also a walkthrough of database security at the server, network, OS, and individual database levels.
Oh, and if someone in your organization doesn’t think this stuff matters, there’s even a lawyer’s guide to the liability issues that go with insecure networks. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.