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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Description

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

Readership

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

  • PART I OVERVIEW OF SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION
    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
    PART II MANAGING INFORMATION 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
    PART III ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY
    CHAPTER 24 Data Encryption
    CHAPTER 25 Satellite Encryption
    CHAPTER 26 Public Key Infrastructure
    CHAPTER 27 Instant Messaging Security
    PART IV PRIVACY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
    CHAPTER 28 Net Privacy
    CHAPTER 29 Personal Privacy Policies
    CHAPTER 30 Virtual Private Networks
    CHAPTER 31 Identity Theft
    CHAPTER 32 VoIP Security
    PART V STORAGE SECURITY
    CHAPTER 33 SAN Security
    CHAPTER 34 Storage Area Network Security
    CHAPTER 35 Risk Management
    PART VI STORAGE SECURITY
    CHAPTER 36 Physical Security Essentials
    CHAPTER 37 Biometerics
    CHAPTER 38 Homeland Security
    CHAPTER 39 Information Warfare
    PART VII ADVANCED SECURITY
    CHAPTER 40 Security Through Diversity
    CHAPTER 41 Online Reputation
    CHAPTER 42 Content Filtering
    CHAPTER 43 Data Loss Protection (DLP)
    PART VIII APPENDICES
    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 information technology consultant, researcher, professional writer, editor, reviewer, and internationally-known best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored/edited 85 books (some of his most recent books include):

    •Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions, 1st Edition (Publisher: Elsevier Inc.) (January 24, 2022) •Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, 2nd Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (November 2, 2020)) •Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies: Handbook on Planning, Design, Development, and Regulation, 1st Edition (Publisher: Elsevier Inc.) (September 30, 2020)) •Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization, 1st Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 9, 2019)) •Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, 1st Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (July 22, 2019)) •Computer and Information Security Handbook, 3E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (June 10, 2017)) •Security in the Private Cloud (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (September 1, 2016)) •Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 19, 2016)) •Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (January 14, 2015)) •Network and System Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Managing Information Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Computer and Information Security Handbook, 2E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (May 31, 2013)) •Identity Theft (Cybersafety) (Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2012 )

    He has written more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security and aerospace technology (copies of articles and books are available upon request).

    John was also 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.

    In addition, John is also an independent online book reviewer. Finally, John was one of the security consultants for the MGM movie titled: "AntiTrust," which was released on January 12, 2001. A detailed copy of John's author bio can be viewed at URL: http://www.johnvacca.com. John can be reached at: john2164@windstream.net.

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