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Principles of Computer Security / Edition 3

Principles of Computer Security / Edition 3

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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Security Career

Learn the fundamentals of computer and information security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This up-to-date, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Third Edition will help you pass CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-301 and become an IT security expert. From McGraw-Hill—a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner, this book offers Official CompTIA Approved Quality Content.

Find out how to:

  • Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security
  • Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs)
  • Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications
  • Defend against network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, time bombs, and rootkits
  • Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security
  • Understand secure software development requirements
  • Enable disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Implement risk, change, and privilege management measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response
  • Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues

The CD-ROM features:

  • Two full practice exams
  • PDF copy of the book

Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Photographs and illustrations
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Key terms highlighted
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071786195
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Official CompTIA Guide Series
Edition description: List
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Wm. Arthur Conklin, PhD, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CSSLP, is an assistant professor in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at the University of Houston.

Gregory White, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Contributing authors: Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis, and Chuck Cothren.

Series editor: Corey Schou, PhD

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Security Trends

Chapter 2: General Security Concepts

Chapter 3: Operational/Organizational Security

Chapter 4: The Role of People in Security

Chapter 5: Cryptography

Chapter 6: Public Key Infrastructure

Chapter 7: Standards and Protocols

Chapter 8: Physical Security

Chapter 9: Network Fundamentals

Chapter 10: Infrastructure Security

Chapter 11: Authentication and Remote Access

Chapter 12: Wireless

Chapter 13: Intrusion Detection Systems and Network Security

Chapter 14: Baselines

Chapter 15: Types of Attacks and Malicious Software

Chapter 16: E-mail and Instant Messaging

Chapter 17: Web Components

Chapter 18: Secure Software Development

Chapter 19: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Organizational Policies

Chapter 20: Risk Management

Chapter 21: Change Management

Chapter 22: Privilege Management

Chapter 23: Computer Forensics

Chapter 24: Legal Issues and Ethics

Chapter 25: Privacy

Appendix A: Objective Map

Appendix B: About the CD



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