The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

by Jason Andress
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ISBN-10:
1597496537
ISBN-13:
9781597496537
Pub. Date:
06/24/2011
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
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The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

The Basics of Information Security provides fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. This book is packed with key concepts of information security, such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as well as tips and additional resources for further advanced study. It also includes practical applications in the areas of operations, physical, network, operating system, and application security. Complete with exercises at the end of each chapter, this book is well-suited for classroom or instructional use.

The book consists of 10 chapters covering such topics as identification and authentication; authorization and access control; auditing and accountability; cryptography; operations security; physical security; network security; operating system security; and application security. Useful implementations for each concept are demonstrated using real world examples. PowerPoint lecture slides are available for use in the classroom.

This book is an ideal reference for security consultants, IT managers, students, and those new to the InfoSec field.

  • Learn about information security without wading through huge manuals
  • Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security
  • Gives a broad view of the information security field for practitioners, students, and enthusiasts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597496537
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is Information Security? Chapter 2. Identification and Authentication Chapter 3. Authorization and Access control Chapter 4. Auditing and Accountability Chapter 5. Cryptography Chapter 6. Operations Security Chapter 7. Physical Security Chapter 8. Network Security Chapter 9. Operating System Security Chapter 10. Application Security

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Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking at getting started in InfoSec, this is a great book to get your feet wet. It gives you a broad enought overview to give the reader a basic understanding of what they are going to need to do to be successfully in information security.
FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you a beginning security professional; as well as, a network and system administrator? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Jason Andress, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that can be used to develop a better understanding of how to protect information assets and defend against attacks; as well as, how to apply these concepts practically. Andress, begins by covering some of the most basic concepts of information security. In addition, the author covers the security principles of identification and authentication. He then discusses the use of authorization and access control. The author then, discusses the use of auditing and accountability. He continues by discussing the use of cryptography. In addition, the author covers operational security. He then discusses physical security. The author then shows you how to protect networks from a variety of different angles. Then, he explores hardening as one of the primary tools for securing the operating system and the steps that might be taken to do so. Finally, he shows you different ways in which to secure applications. This most excellent book, provides the reader with a basic knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Perhaps more importantly, the concepts discussed in this book can be used to drive security projects and policies, in order to mitigate some of the issues discussed.
RobertVelez More than 1 year ago
Great yet brief coverage of all relevant topics within the information security field. Also gives you interesting historical facts like how cryptography began, origin of malware, the first computer "bug", etc. If you are new to the field and/or if (like me) you're looking for something to review the concepts, this book is a great choice.