Guide to Firewalls and Network Security / Edition 2

Guide to Firewalls and Network Security / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1435420160
ISBN-13:
9781435420168
Pub. Date:
06/10/2008
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Overview

Guide to Firewalls and Network Security / Edition 2

Firewalls are among the best-known security tools in use today, and their critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are most effective when they are backed by effective security planning, a well-designed security policy, and when they work in concert with anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and other tools. This book aims to explore firewalls in the context of these other elements, providing readers with a solid, in-depth introduction to firewalls that focuses on both managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. The second edition offers updated content and brand new material, from enhanced coverage of non-firewall subjects like information and network security to an all-new section dedicated to intrusion detection in the context of incident response.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435420168
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/10/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 1,055,693
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, is Professor of Information Security at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Information Security Education, Coles College of Business. In 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, under his direction the Center for Information Security Education spearheaded KSU's successful bid for the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence recognitions (CAE/IAE and CAE IA/CDE), awarded jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Dr. Whitman is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, and is Director of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher and author in Information Security Policy, Threats, Curriculum Development, and Ethical Computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security. Dr. Whitman has several information security textbooks currently in print, including PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY; MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, VOLUMES I AND II; THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL; PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY; and THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY AND THE GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY. He has published articles in Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of International Business Studies, Information and Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Whitman is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA and the Association for Information Systems. Previously, Dr. Whitman served the U.S. Army as an Automated Data Processing System Security Officer (ADPSSO).

Herbert Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, completed 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University, where he is Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance program. Dr. Mattord currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security and Assurance as well as Information Systems. He and Michael Whitman have authored PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY, THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY, and THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL, Dr. Mattord is an active researcher, author, and consultant in Information Security Management and related topics. He has published articles in the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Information Security Education, the Journal of Executive Education, and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking. Dr. Mattord is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA, and the Association for Information Systems. During his career as an IT practitioner, Dr. Mattord was an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University: San Marcos. He was formerly the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he acquired much of the practical knowledge found in this and his other textbooks.

Richard Austin, MS, CISSP, MCSE has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Before pursuing a career as an independent consultant, he was focused on technology and processes for successfully protecting the 14PB storage area network infrastructure within the global IT organization of a Fortune 25 company. He teaches undergraduate information security courses as a part-time faculty at Kennesaw State University and is an active member of SNIA's Security Technical Working Group as well as a frequent writer and presenter on storage networking security and digital forensics.

Greg Holden is the author of more than 35 books on Internet- and computer-related topics, including the Web design applications Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver. He also does Web development for the design firm NewCor Group. He helped design recruitment literature and course catalogs for the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his two teenage daughters and assorted birds, fish, and other pets.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter 1 - Introduction to Information Security. Chapter 2- An Introduction to Networking. Chapter 3- Security Policies, Standards, and Planning. Chapter 4 - Finding Network Vulnerabilities. Chapter 5 - Firewall Planning and Design. Chapter 6 - Packet Filtering. Chapter 7 - Working with Proxy Servers and Application-Level Firewalls. Chapter 8 - Firewall Configuration and Administration. Chapter 9 - Encryption and Firewalls. Chapter 10 - Authenticating. Chapter 11 - Setting Up a Virtual Private Network. Chapter 12 - Contingency Planning. Chapter 13 - Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems. Chapter 14 - Digital Forensics.

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