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:
Photographs and illustrations
Try This! and Cross Check exercises
Key terms highlighted
Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
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.