ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skillsCovers 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