Computer and Information Security Handbook

Computer and Information Security Handbook

1st Edition - May 4, 2009

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  • Editor: John Vacca
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921945

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Presents information on how to analyze risks to your networks and the steps needed to select and deploy the appropriate countermeasures to reduce your exposure to physical and network threats. Also imparts the skills and knowledge needed to identify and counter some fundamental security risks and requirements, including Internet security threats and measures (audit trails IP sniffing/spoofing etc.) and how to implement security policies and procedures. In addition, this book covers security and network design with respect to particular vulnerabilities and threats. It also covers risk assessment and mitigation and auditing and testing of security systems as well as application standards and technologies required to build secure VPNs, configure client software and server operating systems, IPsec-enabled routers, firewalls and SSL clients. This comprehensive book will provide essential knowledge and skills needed to select, design and deploy a public key infrastructure (PKI) to secure existing and future applications.

Key Features

* Chapters contributed by leaders in the field cover theory and practice of computer security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise
* Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues facilitates learning and allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints
* Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions


The primary audience for this professional handbook consists of researchers and practitioners in industry and academia, as well as security technologists and engineers working with or interested in all aspects of computer security. This comprehensive reference will also be of value to students in upper-division undergraduate and grad level courses in computer security.

Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1 Building a Secure Organization
    CHAPTER 2 A Cryptography Primer
    CHAPTER 3 Preventing System Intrusions
    CHAPTER 4 Guarding Against Network Intrusions
    CHAPTER 5 UNIX and Linux Security
    CHAPTER 6 Linux and UNIX Security
    CHAPTER 7 Internet Security
    CHAPTER 8 Internet Security: The Botnet Problem in Internet Security
    CHAPTER 9 Intranet Security
    CHAPTER 10 Local Area Network (LAN) Security
    CHAPTER 11 Wireless Network Security
    CHAPTER 12 Cellular Network Security
    CHAPTER 13 RFID Security
    CHAPTER 14 Security Essentials for IT Managers: Protecting Mission-Critical Systems
    CHAPTER 15 Security Management Systems
    CHAPTER 16 IT Security Management
    CHAPTER 17 ID Management
    CHAPTER 18 Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    CHAPTER 19 Computer Forensics
    CHAPTER 20 Network Forensics
    CHAPTER 21 Firewalls
    CHAPTER 22 Penetration Testing
    CHAPTER 23 Vulnerability Assessment
    CHAPTER 24 Data Encryption
    CHAPTER 25 Satellite Encryption
    CHAPTER 26 Public Key Infrastructure
    CHAPTER 27 Instant Messaging Security
    CHAPTER 28 Net Privacy
    CHAPTER 29 Personal Privacy Policies
    CHAPTER 30 Virtual Private Networks
    CHAPTER 31 Identity Theft
    CHAPTER 32 VoIP Security
    CHAPTER 33 SAN Security
    CHAPTER 34 Storage Area Network Security
    CHAPTER 35 Risk Management
    CHAPTER 36 Physical Security Essentials
    CHAPTER 37 Biometerics
    CHAPTER 38 Homeland Security
    CHAPTER 39 Information Warfare
    CHAPTER 40 Security Through Diversity
    CHAPTER 41 Online Reputation
    CHAPTER 42 Content Filtering
    CHAPTER 43 Data Loss Protection (DLP)
    APPENDIX A Configuring Authentication Service On Microsoft Windows Vista
    APPENDIX B Security Management and Resiliency
    APPENDIX C List Of Top Security Implementation And Deployment Companies
    APPENDIX D List Of Security Products
    APPENDIX E List Of Security Standards
    APPENDIX F List Of Miscellaneous Security Resources
    APPENDIX G Ensuring Built-in Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Wireless Network Security
    APPENDIX H Configuring Wireless Internet Security Remote Access
    APPENDIX I Frequently Asked Questions
    APPENDIX J Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 928
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2009
  • Published: May 4, 2009
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921945

About the Editor

John Vacca

John Vacca
John Vacca is an independent information technology consultant and researcher, professional writer, editor, reviewer, and author based in Pomeroy, Ohio, USA. Since 1982, John has authored, edited, and published more than 85 books, including Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions, Elsevier; Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies: Handbook on Planning, Design, Development, and Regulation, Elsevier; Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Network and System Security 2/e, Elsevier/Syngress; Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection, Elsevier/Syngress; and Managing Information Security 2/e, Elsevier/Syngress; among many others. John was a Configuration Management Specialist, Computer Specialist, and the Computer Security Official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995. John has also been a security consultant for major motion pictures, including AntiTrust, Collateral, and Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story. He received his M.Sc. from Kansas State University and an MBA from Emporia State University and served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1971.

Affiliations and Expertise

Information Technology Consultant and Researcher, Pomeroy, OH, USA.

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