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Computer Security Fundamentals

ISBN: 9780789757463 | 078975746X
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
Pub. Date: 6/13/2016

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Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills

Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures

The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career

Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.

Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.

This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned.

Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets—and expand your career options.

Learn how to

·         Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network

·         Use basic networking knowledge to improve security

·         Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks

·         Implement a proven layered approach to network security

·         Resist modern social engineering attacks

·         Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

·         Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware

·         Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance

·         Choose the best encryption methods for your organization

·         Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances

·         Implement security policies that will work in your environment

·         Scan your network for vulnerabilities

·         Evaluate potential security consultants

·         Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked

·         Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving


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