Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards

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For one-semester courses on Network Security for computer science, engineering, and CIS majors.

 

This text provides a practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive survey of network-based and Internet-based security applications and standards. It includes a concise treatment of the discipline of cryptography, covering algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.

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About the Author:

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has six times received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.

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It's no longer an option. Network security is essential to every corporation, organization, institution, and small business on the planet. Anyone working in IT or other computer-related professions must know the practical applications and standards for enforcing network security. Whether student, professor, or industry professional, this book will provide you with the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of vital Internet-based security tools and applications. Organized to provide critical information in the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study, this book also serves as a useful reference for practicing system engineers, programmers, system managers, network managers, product marketers, system support specialists and other professionals. Stallings has expanded and updated his popular first edition of Network Security Essentials to include:

  • New discussion of Advanced Encryption Standard
  • Expanded discussion of Viruses, Worms, and Intruders
  • Key words and review questions for each chapter
  • Web site for instructor and student support at
    http://www.WilliamStallings.com/NetSec2e.html

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