Computer Security: Principles and Practice

3.67 avg rating
( 66 ratings by GoodReads )
9780135137116: Computer Security: Principles and Practice

For courses in Computer/Network Security.


In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically – and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject.  In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective.  The Text and Academic Authors Association have named Computer Security: Principles and Practice the winner of the Textbook Excellence Award for the best Computer Science textbook of 2008.


Visit Stallings Companion Website at for student and instructor resources and his Computer Science Student Resource site


Password protected instructor resources can  be accessed here by clicking on the Resources Tab to view downloadable files. (Registration required)


Supplements Include:

  • Power Point Lecture Slides
  • Instructor's Manual
  • Author maintained website



"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

<> Computer Security: Principles and Practice

William Stallings and Lawrie Brown


A thorough, up-to-date survey of the entire discipline of computer security.


Security experts William Stallings and Lawrie Brown provide a comprehensive survey of computer security threats, technical approaches to the detection and prevention of security attacks, software security issues, and management issues.


Throughout, the authors focus on core principles, showing how they unify the field of computer securuity and demonstrating their applications in real-world systems and networks. They examine alternate design approaches to meeting security requirements and illuminate the standards that are central to today's security solutions.


Ideal for both academic and professional audiences, Computer Security offers exceptional clarity, careful organization, and extensive pedagogical support - including hundreds of carefully crafted practice problems.



  • Security technologies and principles, including cryptography, authentication, and access control
  • Threats and countermeasures, from detecting intruders to countering DOS attacks
  • Trusted computing and multilevel security
  • Secure software: avoiding buffer overflows, malicious input, and other weaknesses
  • Linux and Windows security models
  • Managing security: physical security, training, audits, policies, and more
  • Computer crime, intellectual property, privacy, and ethics
  • Cryptographic algorithms, including public-key cryptography
  • Internet security: SSL, TLS, IP security, S/MIME, Kerberos, X.509, and federatetd identity management


  • Strong coverage of unifying principles and design techniques
  • Dozens of figures and tables that clarify key concepts
  • Field-tested homework problems
  • Extensive Web support at
  • Keyword/acronym lists, recommended readings, and glossary

About the Authors


William Stallings has won the Best Computer Science and Engineering Textbook award seven times. His Prentice Hall books include Operating Systems; Cryptography and Network Security; and Data and Computer Communications. Stallings consults widely with technology providers, customers, and researchers. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. Dr. Lawrie Brown is Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.


Comprehensive Web support at

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 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 41 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 is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. His books include Data and Computer Communications, Eighth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2007), which has become the standard in the field.  Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Stallings, William; Brown, Lawrie
Published by Pearson International, Upper Saddle River, NJ (2008)
ISBN 10: 013513711X ISBN 13: 9780135137116
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Encore Books
(Montreal, QC, Canada)

Book Description Pearson International, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience. Bookseller Inventory # 9473

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.91
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds


Stallings, William; Brown, Lawrie
Published by Pearson International Edition (2008)
ISBN 10: 013513711X ISBN 13: 9780135137116
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pearson International Edition, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # 013513711XD

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds


Stallings, William; Brown, Lawrie
ISBN 10: 013513711X ISBN 13: 9780135137116
Used Quantity Available: 1
Atmosphere Books
(Dos Hermanas, SEVIL, Spain)

Book Description PEARSON EDUCACION. Book Condition: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 100000000836440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 25.80
From Spain to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds