Principles of Computer Security / Edition 3

Principles of Computer Security / Edition 3

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by Wm. Arthur Conklin, Gregory White, Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis
     
 

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 the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This up-to-date, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster

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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 the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This up-to-date, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Third Edition will help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-301 and become an IT security expert. From McGraw-Hill—a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner, this book offers Official CompTIA Approved Quality Content.

Find out how to:

  • Ensure operational, organizational, and physical 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
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, time bombs, and rootkits
  • Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security
  • Understand secure software development requirements
  • Enable disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Implement risk, change, and privilege management measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response
  • Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues

The CD-ROM features:

  • Two full practice exams
  • PDF copy of the 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071786195
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Official CompTIA Guide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
255,217
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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

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: Objective Map

Appendix B: About the CD

Glossary

Index

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