Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security


  • T. Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP, a security architect and consultant for a Fortune 100 company.

Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves.Tony Bradley is the Guide for the site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely.
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All computer users at every level. Home users, small business users, and large business.


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-114-3

Table of Contents

1. Foreword 2. Introduction 3. Basic Windows Security 4. Passwords 5. Antivirus Software 6. Patching 7. Firewalls 8. Now You Can Connect To The Internet! 9. Email Safety 10. Web Surfing Privacy and Safety 11. Wireless Network Security 12. Spyware 13. Keeping Things Secure 14. When Disaster Strikes 15. Life Without Microsoft: Alternative Products 16. Appendix A: Getting Started – A Security Checklist 17. Appendix B: Fundamentals of Computer Networking and the Internet 18. Appendix C: Glossary of Technology and Terminology