The Basics of Information Security

The Basics of Information Security, 2nd Edition

Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

The Basics of Information Security, 2nd Edition,Jason Andress,ISBN9780128007440
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A simple and complete introduction to the fundamentals of information security

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Key Features

  • Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbook
  • Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security
  • Provides a broad view of the information security field in a concise manner
  • All-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues


As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security.

The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects.


Information security professionals and enthusiasts; entry-level network, security, and system administrators; an academic audience of intro-level students.

Jason Andress

Jason Andress (ISSAP, CISSP, GPEN, CEH) is a seasoned security professional with a depth of experience in both the academic and business worlds. Presently he carries out information security oversight duties, performing penetration testing, risk assessment, and compliance functions to ensure that critical assets are protected. Jason has taught undergraduate and graduate security courses since 2005 and holds a doctorate in computer science, researching in the area of data protection. He has authored several publications and books, writing on topics including data security, network security, penetration testing, and digital forensics.

Affiliations and Expertise

(ISSAP, CISSP, GPEN, CEH) is a seasoned security professional with a depth of experience in both the academic and business worlds.

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The Basics of Information Security, 2nd Edition


What is Information Security?

Identification and Authentication

Authorization and Access Control

Auditing and Accountability


Legal and Regulatory Issues

Operations Security

Human Element Security

Physical Security

Network Security

Operating System Security

Application Security

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