Computer and Information Security Handbook

Computer and Information Security Handbook

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 928 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 40.64mm | 2,199.91g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • approx. 330 illustrations
  • 0123743540
  • 9780123743541
  • 1,174,461

Table of contents

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

PART II: MANAGING INFORMATION 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

PART III: ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY
Chapter 22: Data Encryption
Chapter 23: Satellite Encryption
Chapter 24: Public Key Infrastructure
Chapter 25: Instant Messaging Security

PART IV: PRIVACY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
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

PART V: STORAGE SECURITY
Chapter 32: SAN Security
Chapter 33: Disaster Recovery
Chapter 34: Risk Management

PART VI: PHYSICAL SECURITY
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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Review Text

"I believe that this book contains something for everyone no matter what your experience level or specialty in the information security field. I think John did a great job putting together this handbook and the team of experts to deliver this information and I would recommend this book for anyone in the information security field."-- PenTestMag.com, March 2012, page 1

"[T]here is a lot of information covering many topics contained within this book making it a valuable desk reference book or a textbook for a course in Information Security. I believe that this book contains something for everyone no matter what your experience level or specialty in the information security field. I think John did a great job putting together this handbook and the team of experts to deliver this information and I would recommend this book for anyone in the information security field. "--PenTest Extra, June 2012, page 54
"I believe that this book contains something for everyone no matter what your experience level or specialty in the information security field. I think John did a great job putting together this handbook and the team of experts to deliver this information and I would recommend this book for anyone in the information security field."-- PenTestMag.com, March 2012, page 1

"[T]here is a lot of information covering many topics contained within this book making it a valuable desk reference book or a textbook for a course in Information Security. I believe that this book contains something for everyone no matter what your experience level or specialty in the information security field. I think John did a great job putting together this handbook and the team of experts to deliver this information and I would recommend this book for anyone in the information security field. "--PenTest Extra, June 2012, page 54
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R1: Tom Karygiannis/Senior Research Scientist, NIST
"The author has assembled an excellent team of chapter authors. Each chapter is devoted to a particular topic. It seems that each chapter would serve as a good primer for the topic, but someone interested in that specific topic would have to buy books dedicated to that specific topic to round out their knowledge on the subject.... The best and possibly the widest audience is professionals that are not computer security experts and are looking for a primer on various computer security topics....[Author is] very well known, and one of the major strengths of the proposal."

R2-- David Harley, Independent Security Author (Syngress, etc.) and Consultant/UK:
"Its main strengths are the authoring experience of its editor, and the fact that it calls upon a wide range of authors to address a wide range of topics that might well appeal to those in need of a comprehensive but fairly general resource. Its weaknesses are that the proposal has a few gaps in coverage addressed above."
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About John R. Vacca

John Vacca is an information technology consultant, researcher, professional writer, Editor, reviewer, and internationally-known best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored/edited 79 books (some of his most recent books include):

Security in the Private Cloud (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (September 1, 2016))
Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 19, 2016))
Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (January 14, 2015))
Network and System Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
Managing Information Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
Computer and Information Security Handbook, 2E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (May 31, 2013))
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, 1E (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))
Guide to Wireless Network Security (Publisher: Springer (August 19, 2006))



He has 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. A detailed copy of Johns author bio can be viewed at URL: http://www.johnvacca.com. John can be reached at: john2164@windstream.net.
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