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Next Series Introduction to Computer Security

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2012-10-08
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction to Information Security 1 Objective 1 Define the Fundamentals of Information Security 1 Objective 2 Identify Various Types of Malware 5 Objective 3 Describe Measures to Improve Physical Security 8 Objective 4 Explain Social Engineering Attacks 10



Chapter Two Computer Security 17 Objective 1 Define the Importance of Windows Update 18 Hands-On Exercise 1 Review Configuration Settings Using Windows Update 18 Objective 2 Configure an Antivirus Program 22 Hands-On Exercise 2 Update and Scan Using Windows Defender Spyware 23 Hands-On Exercise 3 Install AVG Anti-Virus 2012 27 Objective 3 Identify Various Services Running on a Computer 29 Hands-On Exercise 4 Review and Configure Services Running 29 Objective 4 Explain Backup Methods 32 Hands-On Exercise 5 Set Up Windows Backup and Back Up Your System 33 Hands-On Exercise 6 Review System Restore 37 Objective 5 Configure a Pop-up Blocker 39 Hands-On Exercise 7 Review Pop-up Blocker Settings in Internet Explorer 40 Hands-On Exercise 8 Review Pop-up Blocker Settings in Google Chrome 42 Objective 6 Create Recovery Discs 43 Hands-On Exercise 9 Create Recovery Discs 44



Chapter Three Home Networking 51 Objective 1 Configure Security on a Wireless Router 52 Hands-On Exercise 1 Configure Security on a Wireless Router 54 Objective 2 Differentiate Wireless Security Algorithms 62 Hands-On Exercise 2 Configure Wireless Security Algorithms 63 Objective 3 Manage Configuration and Services Running on a Wireless Router 65 Hands-On Exercise 3 Maintenance on a Wireless Router 65



Chapter Four Application Security 77 Objective 1 Define Strong Passwords 78 Hands-On Exercise 1 Test Your Password 79 Objective 2 Configure Web Browser Security 80 Hands-On Exercise 2 View and Modify Security Zones 81 Hands-On Exercise 3 View and Configure Cookies 86 Hands-On Exercise 4 View and Configure Parental Controls 89 Hands-On Exercise 5 View and Configure Content Advisor 93 Hands-On Exercise 6 Configure and Perform Web Browser Maintenance 95 Objective 3 Identify Secure Protocols 97



Chapter Five Networking Basics 105 Objective 1 Explain TCP/IP Addressing 106 Hands-On Exercise 1 Decimal to Binary Conversion 107 Hands-On Exercise 2 Binary to Decimal Conversion 110 Hands-On Exercise 3 Calculate Network and Host Addresses 115 Objective 2 Describe TCP/IP Common Protocols 117 Objective 3 Utilize TCP/IP Commands and Utilities 118 Hands-On Exercise 4 Use Ipconfig Command 119 Hands-On Exercise 5 Use ARP Command 121 Hands-On Exercise 6 Use Netstat Command 124 Hands-On Exercise 7 Use Ping Command 125 Hands-On Exercise 8 Use Tracert Command 127 Hands-On Exercise 9 Use Commands and Utilities 128



Chapter Six Advanced Security 133 Objective 1 Configure the HOSTS File 134 Hands-On Exercise 1 Configure the HOSTS File 135 Hands-On Exercise 2 Download and Install MVPS HOSTS File 137 Objective 2 Explain a DMZ 140 Objective 3 Explain Intrusion Detection Systems 142 Objective 4 Describe Cryptography Methodologies 144 Hands-On Exercise 3 Encode and Decode Using ROT-13 145 Hands-On Exercise 4 Encode and Decode Using the Vigenere Cipher 147 Hands-On Exercise 5 Creating Public and Mutual Keys Using Diffie-Hellman 149 Glossary 155 Index 157

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