Computer Security Fundamentals (3Rd Edition) (Pearson It Cybersecurity Curriculum (Itcc))

  • Publish Date: 2016-06-23
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: William (Chuck) Easttom II
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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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