Principles of Computer Security: Security+ and Beyond

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9780072255096: Principles of Computer Security: Security+ and Beyond

Learn the essentials of computer and network security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for CompTIA's Security+ certification exam, plus coverage of the (ISC)2 SSCP certification, which focuses on best practices, roles, and responsibilities of security experts. Written and edited by leaders in the IT security field, this text explains the fundamentals of communication, infrastructure, and operational security. You'll also get details on methods to defend your computer systems and networks and how to prevent attacks.

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Ensure Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of Information

Learn the essentials of computer and network security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for CompTIA’s Security+ certification exam. It also covers the ISC2 SSCP certification exam, which focuses on best practices, roles, and responsibilities of security experts. Written and edited by leaders in the IT security field, this text explains the fundamentals of communication, infrastructure, and operational security, and methods for preventing attacks.

Inside this book, you will learn to:

  • Understand security objectives and the role of policy development
  • Use cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications
  • Defend against network attacks--denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and others
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and logic bombs
  • Implement risk, change, and privilege management measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response

The CD-ROM features:

  • Security+ MasterExam with hundreds of questions
  • One hour of LearnKey video training (registration required)

About the Series Editor: Corey D. Schou, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Informatics Research Institute and the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC), which was designated the National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

About the Author:

Wm. Arthur Conklin (Houston, TX), Security+, CISSP, is an Assistant Professor in the Information and Logistics Technology department at the University of Houston. In addition to his PhD, Mr. Conklin has a MBA from UTSA, and two graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Conklin’s interests are information security, systems theory, and secure software design.

Chuck Cothren is a Research Scientist at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and currently serves on the Information Security Association’s Alamo Chapter Board of Directors. Mr. Cothren has a wide array of security experience including performing controlled penetration testing, network security policies, computer intrusion forensics, and computer training. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has co-authored other McGraw-Hill/Osborne titles. Mr. Cothren holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

Greg White (San Antonio, TX), Security+, CISSP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. White is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA, and was the author of the first edition of the Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide from McGraw-Hill.

Roger L. Davis is a Senior Internal Audit Manager at NuSkin Enterprises and is responsible for evaluating global business operations in over 35 countries. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with over 20 years of military and information security experience. Mr. Davis is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from George Washington University.

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