Principles of Computer Security, CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Essential Skills for a Successful IT Security Career

Learn the fundamentals of computer and information security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA's Security+ certification exam. This instructive, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, and methods for preventing attacks. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer Security, Second Edition will help you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam and become an IT security expert.

Learn how to:

  • Ensure operational and organizational security
  • Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs)
  • Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications
  • Defend against network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing
  • Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, and time bombs
  • Understand secure software development requirements
  • Enable disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Implement risk, change, and privilege management measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response

The CD-ROM features:

  • One full practice exam
  • Complete electronic book

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Key terms highlighted
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Wm. Arthur Conklin, Ph.D., CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an assistant professor in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at the University of Houston.

Greg White, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Contributing authors: Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis, and Chuck Cothren.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071633758
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/18/2009
  • Series: Mike Meyers' Computer Skills Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg White, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Wm. Arthur Conklin, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an assistant professor of information and logistics technology at the at the University of Houston.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and Security Trends; Chapter 2. General Security Concepts; Chapter 3. Operational/Organizational Security; Chapter 4. The Role of People in Security; Chapter 5. Cryptography; Chapter 6. Public Key Infrastructure; Chapter 7. Standards and Protocols; Chapter 8. Physical Security; Chapter 9. Network Fundamentals; Chapter 10. Infrastructure Security; Chapter 11. Authentication and Remote Access; Chapter 12. Wireless Security; Chapter 13. Intrusion Detection Systems and Network Security; Chapter 14. Baselines; Chapter 15. Types of Attacks and Malicious Software; Chapter 16. E-mail and Instant Messaging; Chapter 17. Web Components; Chapter 18. Secure Software Development; Chapter 19. Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Organizational Policies; Chapter 20. Risk Management; Chapter 21. Change Management; Chapter 22. Privilege Management; Chapter 23. Computer Forensics; Chapter 24. Legal Issues and Ethics; Chapter 25. Privacy; Appendix A. Objectives Map: CompTIA Security+; Appendix B. About the CD; Glossary; Index

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