Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World / Edition 1

Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World / Edition 1

by Douglas Jacobson, Joseph Idziorek Douglas Jacobson
ISBN-10:
1439856184
ISBN-13:
9781439856185
Pub. Date:
11/27/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
ISBN-10:
1439856184
ISBN-13:
9781439856185
Pub. Date:
11/27/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World / Edition 1

Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World / Edition 1

by Douglas Jacobson, Joseph Idziorek Douglas Jacobson
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Overview

Computer users have a significant impact on the security of their computer and personal information as a result of the actions they perform (or do not perform). Helping the average user of computers, or more broadly information technology, make sound security decisions, Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World focuses on practical security topics that users are likely to encounter on a regular basis.

Written for nontechnical readers, the book provides context to routine computing tasks so that readers better understand the function and impact of security in everyday life. The authors offer practical computer security knowledge on a range of topics, including social engineering, email, and online shopping, and present best practices pertaining to passwords, wireless networks, and suspicious emails. They also explain how security mechanisms, such as antivirus software and firewalls, protect against the threats of hackers and malware.

While information technology has become interwoven into almost every aspect of daily life, many computer users do not have practical computer security knowledge. This hands-on, in-depth guide helps anyone interested in information technology to better understand the practical aspects of computer security and successfully navigate the dangers of the digital world.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439856185
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

What Is Information Security? Introduction to Computers and the Internet. Passwords under Attack. Email Security. Malware: The Dark Side of Software. Malware: Defense in Depth. Securely Surfing the World Wide Web. Online Shopping. Wireless Internet Security. Social Networking. Social Engineering: Phishing for Suckers. Staying Safe Online: The Human Threat. Case Studies. Moving Forward with Security and Book Summary. Glossary. Appendices.

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