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Introduction to Information Security
 
 

Introduction to Information Security, 1st Edition

A Strategic-Based Approach

 
Introduction to Information Security, 1st Edition,Timothy Shimeall,Jonathan Spring,ISBN9781597499699
 
 
 

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9781597499699

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A strategy-based introduction to information security methods and techniques

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Key Features

  • Provides a broad introduction to the methods and techniques in the field of information security
  • Offers a strategy-based view of these tools and techniques, facilitating selection of overlapping methods for in-depth defense of information
  • Provides very current view of the emerging standards of practice in information security

Description

Most introductory texts provide a technology-based survey of methods and techniques that leaves the reader without a clear understanding of the interrelationships between methods and techniques. By providing a strategy-based introduction, the reader is given a clear understanding of how to provide overlapping defenses for critical information. This understanding provides a basis for engineering and risk-management decisions in the defense of information.

Information security is a rapidly growing field, with a projected need for thousands of professionals within the next decade in the government sector alone. It is also a field that has changed in the last decade from a largely theory-based discipline to an experience-based discipline. This shift in the field has left several of the classic texts with a strongly dated feel.

Readership

Students in Intro to Security courses, Network and System Administrators, IT Professionals

Timothy Shimeall

Dr. Timothy Shimeall is an Adjunct Professor of the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University, with teaching and research interests focused in the area of information survivability. He is an active instructor in information security management and information warfare, and has led a variety of survivability-related independent studies. Tim is also a senior member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing and participating in the development of analysis methods in the area of network systems security and survivability. This work includes development of methods to identify trends in security incidents and in the development of software used by computer and network intruders. Of particular interest are incidents affecting defended systems and malicious software that are effective despite common defenses. Prior to his time at Carnegie Mellon, Tim was an Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Timothy J. Shimeall, Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science, adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon.

Jonathan Spring

Jonathan Spring is a member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He began working at CERT in 2009. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. His current research topics include monitoring cloud computing and DNS traffic analysis. He holds a Master’s degree in information security and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Affiliations and Expertise

Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Introduction to Information Security, 1st Edition

  1. Introduction & Definitions
  2. Strategies and Security 
  3. Deception Strategies: Network Organization 
  4. Deception Strategies: Defensive technologies 
  5. Frustration Strategies: Footprint Minimization
  6. Frustration Strategies: Formal verification
  7. Resistance Strategies: Authentication & Permissions 
  8. Resistance Strategies: Encryption
  9. Resistance Strategies: Partitioning & Need-to-Know
  10. Resistance Strategies: Change management 
  11. Recognition Strategies: Network Analysis
  12. Recognition Strategies: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  13. Recognition Strategies: Host-based recognition & Forensics
  14. Recognition Strategies: Integrity detection
  15. Recovery of Security
  16. Summary: Certifications and Conclusions

Quotes and reviews

"If you want to roll your sleeves up and do the computer equivalent of getting your hands greasy under the bonnet, this book will take you through hosts, firewalls, passwords, phishing and the like. Thanks partly to case studies and profiles, the authors never forget that infosec is about people, both the good guys and the fraudsters and hackers."--Professional Security Magazine Online, May 28, 2014
"The book provides a good balance between the broad aspects of information security, privacy and risk management; without overwhelming the novice with far too much minutiae…For those looking for an introduction to the topic, that nonetheless provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant areas, Introduction to Information Security: A Strategic-Based Approach is an excellent reference."--RSAConference.com, May 7, 2014
"As an American book, it covers US law on the subject…If you want to roll your sleeves up and do the computer equivalent of getting your hands greasy under the bonnet, this book will take you through hosts, firewalls, passwords, phishing and the like. Thanks partly to case studies and profiles, the authors never forget that infosec is about people, both the good guys and the fraudsters and hackers."--Professional Security Magazine Online, March 31, 2014
"Along with being an excellent discussion for the security professional, this book is ideally suited for use as a textbook at the undergraduate or graduate level,…For professionals and students alike, the book offers two outstanding features throughout the text: profiles of individuals who made important contributions to the field, and descriptions of real-world attacks that led to many of the technologies and methods discussed."--ComputingReviews.com, February 25, 2014

 
 
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