Home Network Security Simplified

Home Network Security Simplified

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A straightforward, graphic-based reference for securing your home network * Set up a firewall * Secure your wireless network * Stop adware and spyware * Keep your children safe from online threats * Prevent a virus outbreak * Avoid Internet scams Phishing. Malware. Spyware. Trojan horses. Firewalls. Parental controls. If you have a home computer connected to the Internet, you need to understand these security terms. If that connection is high-speed (always on) or you run a wireless network, your need-your vulnerability-is that much greater. Now, with Home Network Security Simplified, you can get illustrated, easy-to-digest information written specifically for your needs. For each class of security threat, Home Network Security Simplified provides a tutorial-including tricks and tools that hackers use, a primer on network security design fundamentals, and step-by-step instructions on implementing security solutions. The authors also offer tips for monitoring your network and show what to do in the event of a security breach. Specifically, you will learn how to: Home Network Security Simplified features engaging four-color illustrations throughout, as well as informative security tips and pointers to other resources for more advanced information. Use this book to find the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home network and your information are secure. Jim Doherty is the director of marketing and programs with Symbol Technologies' industry solutions group. Prior to joining Symbol, Jim worked at Cisco Systems, where he led various marketing campaigns for IP telephony and routing and switching solutions. Jim has 17 years of engineering and marketing experience across a broad range of networking and communications technologies. Jim is a coauthor of the Networking Simplified series, including Cisco Networking Simplified, Home Networking Simplified, and Internet Phone Services Simplified. He is also the author of the "Study Notes" section of CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (CCNA Self-Study, Exam #640-801), Second Edition. Jim is a former Marine Corps sergeant; he holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from N.C. State University and a master's degree in business administration from Duke University. Neil Anderson is the senior manager of enterprise systems engineering at Cisco Systems. Neil has more than 20 years of engineering experience including public telephone systems, mobile phone systems, Internet, and home networking. At Cisco, Neil's focus is large corporate customers in the areas of routing and switching, wireless, security, and IP communications. Neil is a coauthor of the Networking Simplified series, including Home Networking Simplified and Internet Phone Services Simplified. Neil holds a bachelor's degree in computer science. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press(R), the only authorized publisher for Cisco Systems.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 203.2 x 248.9 x 15.2mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1587201631
  • 9781587201639
  • 1,374,783

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Home Network Security Simplified A straightforward, graphic-based reference for securing your home network Jim DohertyNeil Anderson Phishing. Malware. Spyware. Trojan horses. Firewalls. Parental controls. If you have a home computer connected to the Internet, you need to understand these security terms. If that connection is high-speed (always on) or you run a wireless network, your need-your vulnerability-is that much greater. Now, with Home Network Security Simplified, you can get illustrated, easy-to-digest information written specifically for your needs. For each class of security threat, Home Network Security Simplified provides a tutorial-including tricks and tools that hackers use, a primer on network security design fundamentals, and step-by-step instructions on implementing security solutions. The authors also offer tips for monitoring your network and show what to do in the event of a security breach. Specifically, you will learn how to: Set up a firewallSecure your wireless networkStop adware and spywareKeep your children safe from online threatsPrevent a virus outbreakAvoid Internet scams Home Network Security Simplified features engaging four-color illustrations throughout, as well as informative security tips and pointers to other resources for more advanced information. Use this book to find the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home network and your information are secure. Jim Doherty is the director of marketing and programs with Symbol Technologies' industry solutions group. Prior to joining Symbol, Jim worked at Cisco Systems(R), where he led various marketing campaigns for IP telephony and routing and switching solutions. Jim has 17 years of engineering and marketing experience across a broad range of networking and communications technologies. Jim is a coauthor of the Networking Simplified series, including Cisco Networking Simplified, Home Networking Simplified, and Internet Phone Services Simplified. He is also the author of the "Study Notes" section of CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (CCNA Self-Study, Exam #640-801), Second Edition. Jim is a former Marine Corps sergeant; he holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from N.C. State University and a master's degree in business administration from Duke University. Neil Anderson is the senior manager of enterprise systems engineering at Cisco Systems. Neil has more than 20 years of engineering experience including public telephone systems, mobile phone systems, Internet, and home networking. At Cisco(R), Neil's focus is large corporate customers in the areas of routing and switching, wireless, security, and IP communications. Neil is a coauthor of the Networking Simplified series, including Home Networking Simplified and Internet Phone Services Simplified. Neil holds a bachelor's degree in computer science. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press(R), the only authorized publisher for Cisco Systems(R). Category: NetworkingCovers: Network Communications: Securityshow more

About Jim Doherty

Jim Doherty is a Director of Strategic Marketing and Mobility Solutions at Symbol Technologies. Jim coauthored Home Networking Simplified, Cisco Networking Simplified, and other key titles by Cisco Press. Jim has 13 years of experience in the telecom and networking industries. Neil Anderson is a manager in Enterprise Systems Engineering at Cisco Systems. Neil coauthored Home Networking Simplified, published by Cisco Press. Neil has over 20 years of diverse telecom experience, including public telephone systems, mobile telephone systems, IP networks, wireless, and home networks.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Tip 1: Use Firewalls Why Do I Need Firewalls? How Firewalls Work Stateful Packet Inspection Firewalls Personal Software Firewalls Putting Firewalls to Work Putting a Firewall Between You and the Internet Enabling Personal Firewalls on Your Computers Test Driving Your New Protection What to Do If You Think You've Been Hacked Sometimes, Firewalls Block the Good Stuff Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 2 Tip 2: Secure Your Wireless Network Why Should I Care About Wireless Network Security? What Do I Do About Wireless Security? Change Your Password Do Not Advertise Your Wireless Network Scramble Your Signal Disable Ad-Hoc Networking How to Do It: Securing Your Wireless Network Change the Router's Default Password Stop Advertising Your Wireless Network Enable Wireless Encryption Disable Ad-Hoc Networking Prevent Unintentional Roaming Wireless Security Checklist Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 3 Tip 3: Use Antivirus Protection What Are Computer Viruses? Viruses Worms Trojan Horses Commonsense Approach to Computer Viruses How Antivirus Works Virus Detection Virus Prevention Inoculating Yourself Against Computer Viruses Turning On Antivirus at Your ISP Installing Antivirus Software on Your Computers Windows Live OneCare What to Do If You Think You've Been Infected Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 4 Tip 4: Keep Your Software Updated Why Software Needs to Be Updated Updating Your Operating System Enabling Automatic Updates Manual Operating System Updates Updating Your Software Programs Using Windows Restore Points Creating a Restore Point Restoring Your Computer to a Restore Point What to Do If You Think Your Operating System Has Been Compromised Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 5 Tip 5: Lock Out Spyware and Adware What Is Spyware and Adware? Adware Spyware Are Spyware and Adware Viruses? Preventing Spyware and Adware Exercising Common Sense Installing a Popup Blocker Installing an Antispyware/Antiadware Program What to Do If You Think You've Been Infected Spyware/Adware-Removal Tools Removing Spyware and Adware Programs Using the Installed Programs List Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 6 Tip 6: Keep an Eye on Your Kids What Are the Dangers Your Kids Might Encounter Online? Pornography Predators Gambling Hacking Illegal Peer-to-Peer Sharing Maybe I Should Rethink This Internet Thing Preparing Kids for Being Online Establish and Communicate the Internet Usage Policy Making Kids Aware of Online Dangers Avoid Giving Out Personal Information Online Policing Kids Online Browse in Plain Sight Monitor and Review Your Kids' Websites and Blogs Check Out Your Kids' Blogs Review Website History Using Parental Controls Parental Controls at Your ISP Parental Controls at Your Home Network Router Parental Controls on Your Computers What to Do If You Think Your Child Is Abusing the Rules Activity Loggers Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 7 Tip 7: Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams How Phishing Scams Work Tricks of the Trade How to Avoid Becoming a Victim What to Do If You Suspect You Are the Target of a Phishing Scam Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 8 Tip 8: Create Strong Passwords Anatomy of a Lousy Password Elements of a Strong Password How to Create a Strong Password That You Can Remember Additional Password Tips Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 9 Tip 9: Back Up Your Files What Should I Back Up? Where Do I Back Up To? How Often Should I Back Up? Storage Method Overview Flash Memory External Hard Drives Networked Storage Online Storage DVD or CD Storage Summary of Storage Options Putting It All Together Using Windows XP Backup Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 10 Tip 10: Use Common Sense Urban Legends E-Mail Stock Tips (Pump-and-Dump Scams) Work from Home (Pyramid) Schemes Money-Exchange Schemes "Hot" Merchandise Scam What to Do to Protect Yourself Summary Where to Go for More Information Chapter 11 "They Couldn't Hit an Elephant at This Distance" Glossary Indexshow more

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