An Introduction to Computer Security

The Nist Handbook

Author: Barbara Guttman,Edward A. Roback

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788128301

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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Covers: elements of computer security; roles and responsibilities; common threats; computer security policy; computer security program and risk management; security and planning in the computer system life cycle; assurance; personnel/user issues; preparing for contingencies and disasters; computer security incident handling; awareness, training, and education; physical and environmental security; identification and authentication; logical access control; audit trails; cryptography; and assessing and mitigating the risks to a hypothetical computer system.

Introduction to Computer Security

Author: Michael Goodrich,Roberto Tamassia

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780133575477

Category:

Page: 576

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Introduction to Computer Security is appropriateforuse in computer-security courses that are taught at the undergraduate level and that have as their sole prerequisites an introductory computer science sequence. It is also suitable for anyone interested in a very accessible introduction to computer security. A Computer Security textbook for a new generation of IT professionals Unlike most other computer security textbooks available today, Introduction to Computer Security, does NOT focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of security, and it does not assume an extensive background in computer science. Instead it looks at the systems, technology, management, and policy side of security, and offers students fundamental security concepts and a working knowledge of threats and countermeasures with "just-enough" background in computer science. The result is a presentation of the material that is accessible to students of all levels. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: Provide an Accessible Introduction to the General-knowledge Reader: Only basic prerequisite knowledge in computing is required to use this book. Teach General Principles of Computer Security from an Applied Viewpoint: As specific computer security topics are covered, the material on computing fundamentals needed to understand these topics is supplied. Prepare Students for Careers in a Variety of Fields: A practical introduction encourages students to think about security of software applications early. Engage Students with Creative, Hands-on Projects: An excellent collection of programming projects stimulate the student's creativity by challenging them to either break security or protect a system against attacks. Enhance Learning with Instructor and Student Supplements: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

Introduction to Computer and Network Security

Navigating Shades of Gray

Author: Richard R. Brooks

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482214121

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Guides Students in Understanding the Interactions between Computing/Networking Technologies and Security Issues Taking an interactive, "learn-by-doing" approach to teaching, Introduction to Computer and Network Security: Navigating Shades of Gray gives you a clear course to teach the technical issues related to security. Unlike most computer security books, which concentrate on software design and implementation, cryptographic tools, or networking issues, this text also explores how the interactions between hardware, software, and users affect system security. The book presents basic principles and concepts, along with examples of current threats to illustrate how the principles can either enable or neutralize exploits. Students see the importance of these concepts in existing and future technologies. In a challenging yet enjoyable way, they learn about a variety of technical topics, including current security exploits, technical factors that enable attacks, and economic and social factors that determine the security of future systems. Extensively classroom-tested, the material is structured around a set of challenging projects. Through staging exploits and choosing countermeasures to neutralize the attacks in the projects, students learn: How computer systems and networks operate How to reverse-engineer processes How to use systems in ways that were never foreseen (or supported) by the original developers Combining hands-on work with technical overviews, this text helps you integrate security analysis into your technical computing curriculum. It will educate your students on security issues, such as side-channel attacks, and deepen their understanding of how computers and networks work.

Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Author: Chwan-Hwa (John) Wu,J. David Irwin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466572140

Category: Computers

Page: 1336

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If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses a wealth of examples and illustrations to effectively connect the principles of networks and networking protocols with the relevant cybersecurity issues. Get the Fundamentals of Internet Architecture and the Protocol Layers Organized into six parts, the book walks you through the fundamentals, starting with the way most people first encounter computer networks—through the Internet architecture. Part 1 covers the most important Internet applications and the methods used to develop them. Part 2 discusses the network edge, consisting of hosts, access networks, LANs, and the physical media used with the physical and link layers. Part 3 explores the network core, including packet/circuit switches, routers, and the Internet backbone, and Part 4 examines reliable transport and the management of network congestion. Learn about Malware and Security Systems Building on the concepts and principles, the book then delves into state-of-the-art cybersecurity mechanisms in Part 5. It reviews the types of malware and the various security systems, made up of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other components. Crucially, it provides a seamless view of an information infrastructure in which security capabilities are built in rather than treated as an add-on feature. The book closes with a look at emerging technologies, including virtualization and data center and cloud computing unified communication. Understand Cyber Attacks—and What You Can Do to Defend against Them This comprehensive text supplies a carefully designed introduction to both the fundamentals of networks and the latest advances in Internet security. Addressing cybersecurity from an Internet perspective, it prepares you to better understand the motivation and methods of cyber attacks and what you can do to protect the networks and the applications that run on them. Pedagogical Features The book’s modular design offers exceptional flexibility, whether you want to use it for quick reference, self-study, or a wide variety of one- or two-semester courses in computer networks, cybersecurity, or a hybrid of both. Learning goals in each chapter show you what you can expect to learn, and end-of-chapter problems and questions test your understanding. Throughout, the book uses real-world examples and extensive illustrations and screen captures to explain complicated concepts simply and clearly. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint® animations, are available to instructors with qualifying course adoption.

Computer Security

Art and Science

Author: Matt Bishop

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201440997

Category: Computers

Page: 1084

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The importance of computer security has increased dramatically during the past few years. Bishop provides a monumental reference for the theory and practice of computer security. Comprehensive in scope, this book covers applied and practical elements, theory, and the reasons for the design of applications and security techniques.

Analyzing Computer Security

A Threat/vulnerability/countermeasure Approach

Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0132789469

Category: Computers

Page: 799

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A fresh new approach to computer security by the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing. • •Introduces computer security the way today's practitioners want to learn it: by identifying threats, explaining the vulnerabilities that cause them, and presenting effective countermeasures. •Contains up-to-date coverage of security management, risk analysis, privacy, controls, forensics, insider attacks, human factors, trust, and more. •Includes 273 problems and 192 illustrations. In this book, the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing take a fresh, contemporary, and powerfully relevant new approach to introducing computer security. Organized around attacks and mitigations, the Pfleegers' new Analyzing Computer Security will attract readers' attention by building on the high-profile security failures they may have already encountered in the popular media. Each section starts with an attack description. Next, the authors explain the vulnerabilities that have allowed this attack to occur. With this foundation in place, they systematically present today's most effective countermeasures for blocking or weakening the attack. One step at a time, readers progress from attack/problem/harm to solution/protection/mitigation, building the powerful real-world problem solving skills they need to succeed as information security professionals. Analyzing Computer Security themes throughout, including effective security management and risk analysis; economics and quantitative study; privacy, ethics, and laws; and the use of overlapping controls. The authors also present significant new material on computer forensics, insiders, human factors, and trust. addresses crucial contemporary computer security

Computer Security

Author: Dieter Gollmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470741155

Category: Computers

Page: 436

View: 8252

This text moves away from the 'multi-level' security approach to compare and evaluate design alternatives in computer security. It provides technology-proof insights, and covers the technical issues of computer security in the network environment.

Computer Security Fundamentals

Author: Chuck Easttom

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789748904

Category: Computers

Page: 333

View: 6653

One-volume coverage of all the core concepts, terminology, issues, and practical skills modern computer security professionals need to know * *The most up-to-date computer security concepts text on the market. *Strong coverage and comprehensive analysis of key attacks, including denial of service, malware, and viruses. *Covers oft-neglected subject areas such as cyberterrorism, computer fraud, and industrial espionage. *Contains end-of-chapter exercises, projects, review questions, and plenty of realworld tips. Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is designed to be the ideal one volume gateway into the entire field of computer security. It brings together thoroughly updated coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with the practical skills essential to security. Drawing on his extensive experience as both an IT professional and instructor, Chuck Easttom thoroughly covers core topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, buffer overflow, hacking, spyware, network defense, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems, and passwords. Unlike many other authors, however, he also fully addresses more specialized issues, including cyber terrorism, industrial espionage and encryption - including public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates. This edition has been extensively updated to address the latest issues and technologies, including cyberbullying/cyberstalking, session hijacking, steganography, and more. Its examples have been updated to reflect the current state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. End-of-chapter exercises, projects, and review questions guide readers in applying the knowledge they've gained, and Easttom offers many tips that readers would otherwise have to discover through hard experience.

Computer Security Management

Author: Karen Anne Forcht

Publisher: Boyd & Fraser Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878358816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

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Computer Security Management provides a broad overview of computer security and offers guidance for improving business systems, procedures, and the skills of personnel. Here are some highlights: . State-of-the-art coverage with an emphasis on future trends. Promotes the concept that an effective manager must always stay current on security matters. A comprehensive chapter on viruses and other forms of malicious code provides descriptive background and offers popular prevention and remedial options. Discusses legal aspects of computer security with an eye toward effective management. Stresses the principle that planning ahead of time is better than after-the-fact punishment or reorganization after the damage has been done. A chapter on computer ethics introduces this preventative aspect of computer security. Thorough coverage of planning for natural disasters. Details contingency plans to minimize effects of natural disasters and outlines rapid recovery techniques. Each chapter opens with a contemporary vignette that focuses on real business situations relevant to the material covered within the chapter. Problem-solving exercises and in-depth case studies are also offered.

Computer Security

Author: John M. Carroll

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483103013

Category: Computers

Page: 462

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Computer Security, Second Edition aims to present different ideas and practices that promote the prevention of attacks on computer systems and data being compromised. The book is divided into five parts. Part I covers the important elements of computer security and case histories of computer-related crimes. Part II discusses the organizations and models for the protection of information. Part III talks about the physical security involved and access control involved in data protection. Part IV deals with the different measures employed to promote security in the communication between computers. Part V explains systems security, its access control, and integrity. The text is recommended for people involved in the promotion of computer security, especially programmers and IT practitioners, in institutions where computer-processed information is crucial and must be protected.

Computer Security Fundamentals

Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132828324

Category: Computers

Page: 550

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Welcome to today’s most useful and practical one-volume introduction to computer security. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started in the field. Drawing on his extensive experience as a security instructor and consultant, Easttom thoroughly covers core topics, such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection. Writing clearly and simply, he fully addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying. Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is packed with tips and examples, all extensively updated for the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Each chapter offers exercises, projects, and review questions designed to deepen your understanding and help you apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a system or network administrator, a manager, or a law enforcement professional, this book will help you protect your systems and data and expand your career options. Learn how to Identify the worst threats to your network and assess your risks Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can prevent their attacks Implement a proven layered approach to network security Use basic networking knowledge to improve security Resist the full spectrum of Internet-based scams and frauds Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks Prevent attacks by viruses, spyware, and other malware Protect against low-tech social engineering attacks Choose the best encryption methods for your organization Select firewalls and other security technologies Implement security policies that will work in your environment Scan your network for vulnerabilities Evaluate potential security consultants Understand cyberterrorism and information warfare Master basic computer forensics and know what to do after you’re attacked

Computer Communications Security

Principles, Standard Protocols and Techniques

Author: Warwick Ford

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 1645

This book identifies and explains all the modern standardized methods of achieving network security in both TCP/IP and OSI environments — with a focus on inter-system, as opposed to intra-system, security functions. Part I is a technical tutorial introduction to computer network security; Part II describes security standards, protocols and techniques. Covers such topics as cryptography, authentication, access control, and non-repudiation; describes a wide range of standard security protocols and techniques, drawn from international, national, government, and Internet standards; and considers areas such as network and transport layer security, local area network security, security management, and security for applications such as electronic mail, directory services, EDI, and banking. For anyone required to design, develop, implement, market, or procure products based on specific network security standards.

State of the Art in Applied Cryptography

Course on Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, Leuven, Belgium, June 3-6, 1997 Revised Lectures

Author: Bart Preneel,Vincent Rijmen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540492488

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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The Department of Electrical Engineering-ESAT at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven regularly runs a course on the state of the art and evolution of computer security and industrial cryptography. The rst course took place in 1983, the second in 1989, and since then the course has been a biennial event. The course is intended for both researchers and practitioners from industry and government. It covers the basic principles as well as the most recent - velopments. Our own interests mean that the course emphasizes cryptography, but we also ensure that the most important topics in computer security are covered. We try to strike a good balance between basic theory and real-life - plications, between mathematical background and judicial aspects, and between recent technical developments and standardization issues. Perhaps the greatest strength of the course is the creation of an environment that enables dialogue between people from diverse professions and backgrounds. In 1993, we published the formal proceedings of the course in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Volume 741). Since the el d of cryptography has advanced considerably during the interim period, there is a clear need to publish a new edition. Since 1993, several excellent textbooks and handbooks on cryptology have been published and the need for introductory-level papers has decreased. The growth of the main conferences in cryptology (Eurocrypt, Crypto,and Asiacrypt) shows that interest in the eld is increasing.

Elements of Computer Security

Author: David Salomon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857290069

Category: Computers

Page: 375

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As our society grows ever more reliant on computers, so it also becomes more vulnerable to computer crime. Cyber attacks have been plaguing computer users since the 1980s, and computer security experts are predicting that smart telephones and other mobile devices will also become the targets of cyber security threats in the future. Developed from the author's successful Springer guide to Foundations of Computer Security, this accessible textbook/reference is fully updated and enhanced with resources for students and tutors. Topics and features: examines the physical security of computer hardware, networks, and digital data; introduces the different forms of rogue software (or malware), discusses methods for preventing and defending against malware, and describes a selection of viruses, worms and Trojans in detail; investigates the important threats to network security, and explores the subjects of authentication, spyware, and identity theft; discusses issues of privacy and trust in the online world, including children's privacy and safety; includes appendices which discuss the definition, meaning, and history of the term hacker, introduce the language of "l33t Speak", and provide a detailed virus timeline; provides numerous exercises and examples throughout the text, in addition to a Glossary of terms used in the book; supplies additional resources at the associated website, http://www.DavidSalomon.name/, including an introduction to cryptography, and answers to the exercises. Clearly and engagingly written, this concise textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate classes on computer security. The book is mostly non-mathematical, and is suitable for anyone familiar with the basic concepts of computers and computations.