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ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY
Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills
Covers todays latest attacks and countermeasures
The perfect beginners 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 youve learned.
Whether youre a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assetsand 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 todays 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 youre attacked
Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving
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