Computer and Information Security Handbook

2nd Edition

Authors: John Vacca
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943972
eBook ISBN: 9780123946126
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 24th May 2013
Page Count: 1200
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Description

The second edition of this comprehensive handbook of computer and information security provides the most complete view of computer security and privacy available. It offers in-depth coverage of security theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advances. It explores practical solutions to many security issues. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise.

The book is organized into 10 parts comprised of 70 contributed chapters by leading experts in the areas of networking and systems security, information management, cyber warfare and security, encryption technology, privacy, data storage, physical security, and a host of advanced security topics. New to this edition are chapters on intrusion detection, securing the cloud, securing web apps, ethical hacking, cyber forensics, physical security, disaster recovery, cyber attack deterrence, and more.

Key Features

  • Chapters by leaders in the field on theory and practice of computer and information security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues 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 handbook consists of researchers and practitioners in industry and academia as well as security technologists, engineers, and federal and state agencies working with or interested in computer and cyber security. This comprehensive reference and practitioner’s guide will also be of value to students in undergraduate and graduate-level courses in computer and cyber security.

Table of Contents

Part I Overview of System and Network Security: A Comprehensive Introduction
Chapter 1 Building a Secure Organization
1.1 Obstacles To Security
1.2 Ten Steps To Building A Secure Organization
1.3 Don’t Forget The Basics
1.4 Preparing For The Building Of Security Control Assessments
1.5 Summary
1.6 Chapter Review Questions/Exercises
1.7 Optional Team Case Project
Chapter 2 A Cryptography Primer
2.1 What Is Cryptography? What Is Encryption?
2.2 Famous Cryptographic Devices
2.3 Ciphers
2.4 Modern Cryptography
2.5 The Computer Age
2.6 How Aes Works
2.7 Selecting Cryptography: The Process
2.8 Summary
2.9 Chapter Review Questions/Exercises
2.9 Optional Team Case Project
Chapter 3 Detecting System Intrusions
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Monitoring Key Files In The System
3.3 Security Objectives
3.4 0day Attacks
3.5 Good Known State
3.6 Rootkits
3.7 Low Hanging Fruit
3.8 Antivirus Software
3.9 Homegrown Intrusion Detection
3.10 Full Packet Capture Devices
3.11 Out Of Band Attack Vectors
3.12 Security Awareness Training
3.13 Data Correlation
3.14 Siem
3.15 Other Weird Stuff On The System
3.16 Detection
3.17 Network-Based Detection Of System Intrusions (Dsis)
3.18 Summary
3.19 Chapter Review Questions/Exercises
3.20 Optional Team Case Project
Chapter 4 Preventing System Intrusions
4.1 So, What Is An Intrusion?
4.2 Sobering Numbers
4.3 Know Your Enemy: Hackers Versus Crackers
4.4 Motives
4.5 The Crackers’ Tools Of The Trade
4.6 Bots
4.7 Symptoms Of Intrusions
4.8 What Can You Do?
4.9 Security Policies
4.10 Risk Analysis
4.11 Tools Of Your Trade
4.12 Controlling User Access
4.13 Intrusion Prevention Capabilities
4.14 Summary
4.15 Chapter Review Questions/Exercises
4.16 Optional Team Case Project
Chapter 5 Guarding Against Network Intrusions
5.1 Traditional Reconnaissance And Attacks
5.2 Malicious Software

Details

No. of pages:
1200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123943972
eBook ISBN:
9780123946126

About the Author

John Vacca

John Vacca is an information technology consultant, professional writer, editor, reviewer and internationally-known, best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored 72 books, including: Identity Theft (Cybersafety) (Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2012 ); System Forensics, Investigation, And Response (Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (September 24, 2010); Managing Information Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010)); Network and Systems Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010)); Computer and Information Security Handbook (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (June 2, 2009)); Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems (Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books (March 16, 2007)); Practical Internet Security (Hardcover): (Publisher: Springer (October 18, 2006)); Optical Networking Best Practices Handbook (Hardcover): (Publisher: Wiley-Interscience (November 28, 2006)); Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation (With CD-ROM), 2nd Edition (Publisher: Charles River Media (May 26, 2005) John Vacca has also 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.

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Reviews

"This is the 2nd edition of the classic reference on system security but encompasses many new topics that have become relevant since the 1st edition…In this huge volume (1171 pages and online content) the numerous chapters cover almost every conceivable aspect of information and system security."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
"The handbook is well organized and homogeneous, despite contributions by various authors. The new section on practical security is a welcome addition…this handbook will continue to be a very useful resource for professionals and students. I strongly recommend it for individuals as well as libraries."--ComputingReviews.com, September 12, 2013