Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition

Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition
By:Schou, Corey; Cothren, Chuck; White, Greg; Davis, Roger; Williams, Dwayne; Conklin, Wm. Arthur;
Pub Date:December 29th 2015
Format:Mixed media product 768 pages
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ISBN:0071835970 / 9780071835978
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Written by leading information security educators, this fully revised, full-color computer security textbook covers CompTIA's fastest-growing credential, CompTIA Security+.

Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition is a student-tested, introductory computer security textbook that provides comprehensive coverage of computer and network security fundamentals in an engaging and dynamic full-color design.

In addition to teaching key computer security concepts, the textbook also fully prepares you for CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401 with 100% coverage of all exam objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of topics to be covered and features sidebar exam and tech tips, a chapter summary, and an end-of-chapter assessment section that includes key term, multiple choice, and essay quizzes as well as lab projects. Electronic content includes CompTIA Security+ practice exam questions and a PDF copy of the book.

Key features:

  • CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC)
  • Electronic content features two simulated practice exams in the Total Tester exam engine and a PDF eBook
  • Supplemented by Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition, available separately 
  • White and Conklin are two of the most well-respected computer security educators in higher education
  • Instructor resource materials for adopting instructors include: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint slides featuring artwork from the book, and a test bank of questions for use as quizzes or exams
  • Answers to the end of chapter sections are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors

Learn how to:

  • Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security
  • Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs)
  • Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices
  • Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications
  • Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and
    password guessing
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits
  • Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security
  • Explore secure software development requirements
  • Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response
  • Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues


Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Security Trends
Chapter 2: General Security Concepts
Chapter 3: Operational/Organizational Security
Chapter 4: The Role of People in Security
Chapter 5: Cryptography
Chapter 6: Public Key Infrastructure
Chapter 7: Standards and Protocols
Chapter 8: Physical Security
Chapter 9: Network Fundamentals
Chapter 10: Infrastructure Security
Chapter 11: Authentication and Remote Access
Chapter 12: Wireless Security and Mobile Devices
Chapter 13: Intrusion Detection Systems and Network Security
Chapter 14: Baselines
Chapter 15: Types of Attacks and Malicious Software
Chapter 16: E-mail and Instant Messaging
Chapter 17: Web Components
Chapter 18: Secure Software Development
Chapter 19: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Organizational Policies
Chapter 20: Risk Management
Chapter 21: Change Management
Chapter 22: Incident Response
Chapter 23: Computer Forensics
Chapter 24: Legal Issues and Ethics
Chapter 25: Privacy
App A Objective Map  
App B About the CD-ROM  
Glossary
Index


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