Computer and Information Security Handbook

Computer and Information Security Handbook, 1st Edition

Computer and Information Security Handbook, 1st Edition,John Vacca,ISBN9780123743541


Vacca   &   Vacca   

Morgan Kaufmann

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THE essential desk reference for any security professional serious about their work

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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


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.


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.

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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Computer and Information Security Handbook, 1st Edition

PART I: OVERVIEW OF SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Building a Secure Organization Chapter 2: A Cryptography Primer Chapter 3: Verifying User and Host Identity Chapter 4: Preventing System Intrusions Chapter 5: Guarding Against Network Intrusions Chapter 6: Ensuring Network Confidentiality Chapter 7: UNIX and Linux Security Chapter 8: Internet Security Chapter 9: Intranet Security Chapter 10: Local Area Network (LAN) Security Chapter 11: Wireless Network Security Chapter 12: RFID Security

Chapter 13: Security Essentials for IT Managers: Protecting Mission-Critical Systems Chapter 14: Security Management Systems Chapter 15: IT Security Management Chapter 16: ID Management Chapter 17: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems Chapter 18: Computer Forensics Chapter 19: Firewalls Chapter 20: Penetration Testing Chapter 21: Vulnerability Assessment

Chapter 22: Data Encryption
Chapter 23: Satellite Encryption
Chapter 24: Public Key Infrastructure
Chapter 25: Instant Messaging Security

Chapter 26: Net Privacy
Chapter 27: Virtual Private Networks
Chapter 28: Identity Theft
Chapter 29: Access Management
Chapter 30: IPSec Versus SSL VPNs For Secure Remote Access Chapter 31: VoIP Security

Chapter 32: SAN Security
Chapter 33: Disaster Recovery
Chapter 34: Risk Management

Chapter 35: Physical Security Essentials Chapter 36: Facilities Security Management Chapter 37: Biometerics Chapter 38: Homeland Security Chapter 39: Information Warfare

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