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Information Security Best Practices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781878707963, 9780080491547

Information Security Best Practices

1st Edition

205 Basic Rules

Author: George L Stefanek
eBook ISBN: 9780080491547
Hardcover ISBN: 9781878707963
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th March 2002
Page Count: 208
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Protecting computer networks and their client computers against willful (or accidental) attacks is a growing concern for organizations and their information technology managers. This book draws upon the author's years of experience in computer security to describe a set of over 200 "rules" designed to enhance the security of a computer network (and its data) and to allow quick detection of an attack and development of effective defensive responses to attacks. Both novice and experienced network administrators will find this book an essential part of their professional "tool kit." It is also essential reading for a corporate or organization manager who needs a solid understanding of the issues involved in computer security.

Much literature is available on network and data security that describes security concepts, but offers so many different solutions to information security problems that it typically overwhelms both the novice and the experienced network administrator. This book presents a simple set of rules important in maintaining good information security. These rules or best practices are intended to be a recipe for setting up network and information security. This manual will take the mystery out of configuring an information security solution and provide a framework which the novice as well as experienced network administrator can follow and adapt to their network and data environment.

Key Features

* Provides practical, "battle tested" rules and guidelines to protect computer networks against different forms of attack
* Covers both network and client level attacks, including attacks via the internet and damage to the physical hardware of a network


Information technology managers, system administrators, network engineers, and others concerned with issues of network and computer security.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Information Security Attacks And Vulnerabilities
Ch. 2 Anatomy Of An Attack
Ch. 3 Awareness And Management Commitment To Security
Ch. 4 Security Policy
Ch. 5 Infosec Network Architecture Design
Ch. 6 Selecting Security Hardware And Software
Ch. 7 Physical Security
Ch. 8 Network Hardware Security
Ch. 9 Network Operating System Security
Ch. 10 PC Operating System Security
Ch. 11 Internet Security
Ch. 12 Application Security
Ch. 13 Software Validation And Verification
Ch. 14 Data Encryption
Ch. 15 Configuration Management
Ch. 16 Monitoring The Network
Ch. 17 Maintenance And Troubleshooting Security
Ch. 18 Training


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About the Author

George L Stefanek

George L. Stefanek, Ph.D., has over 18 years of experience as a systems administrator and manager of IS/IT departments. He has also consulted on information security issues for such clients as the U.S. Department of Defense.

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