Network Security Essentials : Applications and Standards

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-12
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Wiliiam Stallings' Network Security: Applications and Standards, 4/e is a practical survey of network security applications and standards, with unmatched support for instructors and students.

In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud, security is paramount. Network Security: Applications and Standards, 4/e provides a practical survey of network security applications and standards, with an emphasis on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks. An unparalleled support package for instructors and students ensures a successful teaching and learning experience.

Adapted from Cryptography and Network Security, Fifth Edition, this text covers the same topics but with a much more concise treatment of cryptography. Network Security, 4/e also covers SNMP security, which is not covered in the fifth edition.

Highlights include: expanded coverage of pseudorandom number generation; new coverage of federated identity, HTTPS, Secure Shell (SSH) and wireless network security; completely rewritten and updated coverage of IPsec; and a new chapter on legal and ethical issues.

Intended for college courses and professional readers where the interest is primarily in the application of network security, without the need to delve deeply into cryptographic theory and principles (system engineer, programmer, system manager, network manager, product marketing personnel, system support specialist).

Author Biography

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

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.

Table of Contents

About the Author


Chapter 1        Introduction

            1.1       Computer Security Concepts

            1.2       The OSI Security Architecture

            1.3       Security Attacks

            1.4       Security Services

            1.5       Security Mechanisms

            1.6       A Model for Network Security

            1.7       Standards

            1.8       Outline of This Book

            1.9       Recommended Reading

            1.10     Internet and Web Resources

            1.11     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems




Chapter 2        Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality

            2.1       Symmetric Encryption Principles

            2.2       Symmetric Block Encryption Algorithms

            2.3       Random and Pseudorandom Numbers

            2.4       Stream Ciphers and RC4

            2.5       Cipher Block Modes of Operation

            2.6       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            2.7       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 3        Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication

            3.1       Approaches to Message Authentication

            3.2       Secure Hash Functions

            3.3       Message Authentication Codes

            3.4       Public Key Cryptography Principles

            3.5       Public-Key Cryptography Algorithms

            3.6       Digital Signatures

            3.7       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            3.8       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems




Chapter 4        Key Distribution and User Authentication

            4.1       Symmetric Key Distribution Using Symmetric Encryption

            4.2       Kerberos

            4.3       Key Distribution Using Asymmetric Encryption

            4.4       X.509 Certificates

            4.5       Public Key Infrastructure

            4.6       Federated Identity Management

            4.7       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            4.8       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 5        Transport-Level Security

            5.1       Web Security Issues

            5.2       Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

            5.3       Transport Layer Security (TLS)

            5.4       HTTPS

            5.5       Secure Shell (SSH)

            5.6       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            5.7       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 6        Wireless Network Security

            6.1       IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview

            6.2       IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security

            6.3       Wireless Application Protocol Overview

            6.4       Wireless Transport Layer Security

            6.5       WAP End-to-End Security

            6.6       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            6.7       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 7        Electronic Mail Security

            7.1       Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)

            7.2       S/MIME

            7.3       DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

            7.4       Recommended Web Sites

            7.5       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

            Appendix 7A: Radix-64 Conversion


Chapter 8        IP Security

            8.1       IP Security Overview

            8.2       IP Security Policy

            8.3       Encapsulating Security Payload

            8.4       Combining Security Associations

            8.5       Internet Key Exchange

            8.6       Cryptographic Suites

            8.7       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            8.8       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems




Chapter 9        Intruders

            9.1       Intruders

            9.2       Intrusion Detection

            9.3       Password Management

            9.4       Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            9.5       Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

            Appendix 9A  The Base-Rate Fallacy


Chapter 10      Malicious Software

            10.1     Types of Malicious Software

            10.2     Viruses

            10.3     Virus Countermeasures

            10.4     Worms

            10.5     Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

            10.6     Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            10.7     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 11      Firewalls

            11.1     The Need for Firewalls

            11.2     Firewall Characteristics

            11.3     Types of Firewalls

            11.4     Firewall Basing

            11.5     Firewall Location and Configurations

            11.6     Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            11.7     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems




Appendix A    Some Aspects of Number Theory

            A.1       Prime and Relatively Prime Numbers

            A.2       Modular Arithmetic


Appendix B    Projects for Teaching Network Security

            B.1       Research Projects

            B.2       Hacking Project

            B.3       Programming Projects

            B.4       Laboratory Exercises

            B.5       Practical Security Assessments

            B.6       Writing Assignments

            B.7       Reading/Report Assignments





Chapter 12      Network Management Security

            12.1     Basic Concepts of SNMP

            12.2     SNMPv1 Community Facility

            12.3     SNMPv3

            12.4     Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            12.5     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 13      Legal and Ethical Issues

            13.1     Cybercrime and Computer Crime

            13.2     Intellectual Property

            13.3     Privacy

            13.4     Ethical Issues

            13.5     Recommended Reading and Web Sites

            13.6     Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems





Appendix C    Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations

            C.1       The Importance of Standards

            C.2       Internet Standards and the Internet Society

            C.3       National Institute of Standards and Technology


Appendix D    TCP/IP and OSI

            D.1       Protocols and Protocol Architectures

            D.2       The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture

            D.3       The Role of an Internet Protocol

            D.4       IPv4

            D.5       IPv6

            D.6       The OSI Protocol Architecture


Appendix E    Pseudorandom Number Generation

            E.1       PRNG Requirements

            E.2       PRNG Using a Block Cipher

            E.3       PRNG Using a Hash Function or Message Authentication Code


Appendix F    Kerberos Encryption Techniques

            F.1       Password-to-Key  Transformation

            F.2       Propagating Cipher Block Chaining Mode


Appendix G    Data Compression Using ZIP


Appendix H    PGP Random Number Generation






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