Network and System Security

Network and System Security

1st Edition - February 27, 2010

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  • Editor: John Vacca
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495363

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Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization; cryptography; system intrusion; UNIX and Linux security; Internet security, intranet security; LAN security; wireless network security; cellular network security, RFID security, and more. This compilation of 13 chapters is tightly focused and ideally suited as an essential desk reference in this high-growth subject area.

Key Features

  • Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere
  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work
  • Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions


Network and security IT practitioners, as well as other security technologists working with or interested in network and systems security. Job titles include network administrator, System administrator, system analyst, etc.

Table of Contents

  • Ch 1  Building a Secure Organization

    Ch 2  A Cryptography Primer

    Ch 3  Preventing System Intrusion

    Ch 4  Guarding Against Network Intrusion

    Ch 5  Unix and Linux Security

    Ch 6  Eliminating the Security Weakness of Linux and Unix Operating Systems

    Ch 7  Internet Security

    Ch 8  The Botnet Problem

    Ch 9  Intrnet Security

    Ch 10 LAN Security

    Ch 11 Wireless Network Security

    Ch 12 Cellular Network Security

    Ch 13 RFID Security

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2010
  • Published: February 27, 2010
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495363

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: John can be reached at:

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