Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781597491143, 9780080505893

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

1st Edition

Authors: T. Bradley
Paperback ISBN: 9781597491143
eBook ISBN: 9780080505893
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 8th November 2006
Page Count: 279
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Description

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 About.com 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.

Key Features

  • Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend

  • Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know

  • Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming

Readership

All computer users at every level. Home users, small business users, and large business.

Table of Contents

Instructions for online access

Acknowledgments

Dedication

Author Acknowledgments

Lead Author

Contributing Authors

Technical Editor

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: Bare Essentials

Chapter 1: Basic Windows Security

Introduction

Why Do You Need to Be Secure?

Why Are You at Risk?

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 2: Passwords

Introduction

Password Power

Password Cracking

Storing Your Passwords

One Super-Powerful Password

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 3: Viruses, Worms, and Other Malware

Introduction

Malware Terms

The History of Malware

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 4: Patching

Introduction

Patch Terminology

Why Should I Patch?

How Do I Know What to Patch?

Summary

Additional Resources

Part II: More Essential Security

Chapter 5: Perimeter Security

Introduction

From Moats and Bridges to Firewalls and Filters

Firewalls

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 6: E-mail Safety

Introduction

The Evolution of E-mail

E-mail Security Concerns

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 7: Web Surfing Privacy and Safety

Introduction

The Revolutionary World Wide Web

Web Security Concerns

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 8: Wireless Network Security

Introduction

The Basics of Wireless Networks

Basic Wireless Network Security Measures

Additional Hotspot Security Measures

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 9: Spyware and Adware

Introduction

What Is Adware?

What Is Spyware?

Getting Rid of Spyware

Summary

Additional Resources

Part III: Testing and Maintenance

Chapter 10: Keeping Things Secure

Introduction

General PC Maintenance

Patches and Updates

Windows XP Security Center

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 11: When Disaster Strikes

Introduction

Check the Event Logs

Enable Security Auditing

Review Your Firewall Logs

Scan Your Computer

Restore Your System

Start from Scratch

Restore Your Data

Call In the Pros

Summary

Additional Resources

Chapter 12: Microsoft Alternatives

Introduction

Common Desktop Environments

The X Window System and Window Managers

E-mail and Personal Information Management Clients

Web Browsers

Office Application Suites

Running Windows Applications on Linux

Summary

Additional Resources

Part IV: Security Resources

Appendix A: Essential Network Communications

Introduction

Computer Protocols

Communication Ports

TCP and UDP Protocols

Understanding IP Addresses and DNS

Managing IP Addresses

Firewalls

Appendix B: Case Study

Introduction

Employing a Firewall in a SOHO Environment

Introducing the SOHO Firewall Case Study

Designing the SOHO Firewall

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix C: Glossary of Technology and Terminology

Index

Details

No. of pages:
279
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080505893
Paperback ISBN:
9781597491143

About the Author

T. Bradley

Tony Bradley, CISSP-ISSAP, is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet / Network Security. He has written for a variety of other web sites and publications including SearchSecurity.com, WindowsNetworking.com, Smart Computing Magazine and Information Security Magazine. Currently a security architect and consultant for a Fortune 100 company, Tony has driven security policies and technologies for antivirus and incident response for Fortune 500 companies and he has been network administrator and technical support for smaller companies. He is Microsoft Certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) in Windows 2000 and an MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) in Windows NT.

He has on average over 600,000 page views per month and 25,000 subscribers to his weekly newsletter. He created a 10-part Computer Security 101 Class which has had thousands of participants since its creation and continues to gain in popularity through word of mouth.

Affiliations and Expertise

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