Computer Security Fundamentals

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills

Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures

The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career

Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.

Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.

This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned.

Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets—and expand your career options.

Learn how to

·         Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network

·         Use basic networking knowledge to improve security

·         Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks

·         Implement a proven layered approach to network security

·         Resist modern social engineering attacks

·         Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

·         Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware

·         Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance

·         Choose the best encryption methods for your organization

·         Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances

·         Implement security policies that will work in your environment

·         Scan your network for vulnerabilities

·         Evaluate potential security consultants

·         Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked

·         Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving


Author Biography

Chuck Easttom is a computer security and forensics expert. He has authored 20 books, including several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography. He holds 6 patents and 40 computer certifications, including many security and forensics certifications. He has conducted training for law enforcement, federal agencies, and friendly foreign governments. He frequently works as an expert witness in computer-related cases. He is also a frequent speaker on computer security topics at a variety of security-related conferences. You can visit his website at www.chuckeasttom.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Security

Chapter 2: Networks and the Internet

Chapter 3: Cyber Stalking, Fraud, and Abuse

Chapter 4: Denial of Service Attacks

Chapter 5: Malware

Chapter 6: Techniques Used by Hackers

Chapter 7: Industrial Espionage in Cyberspace

Chapter 8: Encryption

Chapter 9: Computer Security Software

Chapter 10: Security Policies

Chapter 11: Network Scanning and Vulnerability Scanning

Chapter 12: Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare

Chapter 13: Cyber Detective

Chapter 14: Introduction to Forensics

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Resources


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