Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition

Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition

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This thoroughly updated IT security textbook covers every topic on CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-501

Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the latest CompTIA Security+ certification exam objectives. Written by a team of leading security academics, this full-color textbook teaches essential computer and network security skills, including communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more.

Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) is presented in an engaging style and features full-color illustrations. Each chapter includes Learning Objectives, Real-world examples, "Try This!" and "Cross Check" exercises, Tech Tips, Notes, Warnings, Exam Tips, and end-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects. The book also comes with a complete electronic practice exam that mirrors the actual CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

* CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC)
* Supplemented by Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fifth Edition, available separately
* 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
* Electronic content includes test engine with full-length practice exam and a secured book PDF
* Written by a team of IT security experts and edited by (ISC)2 vice chairperson Corey D. Schou
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Product details

  • Book | 848 pages
  • 213 x 274 x 36mm | 1,910g
  • OH, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1260026019
  • 9781260026016
  • 1,388,291

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Security Trends
Chapter 2: General Security Concepts
Chapter 3: Operational and Organizational Security
Chapter 4: The Role of People in Security
Chapter 5: Cryptography
Chapter 6: Applied Cryptography
Chapter 7: Public Key Infrastructure
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: System Hardening and 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: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, 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
Appendix A: CompTIA Security+ Exam Objecitves: SYO-501
Appendix B: About the CD
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About Wm. Arthur Conklin

Wm. Arthur Conklin (Houston, TX), Security+, CISSP, is an Assistant Professor in the Information and Logistics Technology department at the University of Houston. In addition to his PhD, Mr. Conklin has a MBA from UTSA, and two graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Conklins interests are information security, systems theory, and secure software design.

Greg White (San Antonio, TX), CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. White is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA.

Chuck Cothren is a Research Scientist at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and currently serves on the Information Security Associations Alamo Chapter Board of Directors. Mr. Cothren has a wide array of security experience including performing controlled penetration testing, network security policies, computer intrusion forensics, and computer training. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has co-authored other McGraw-Hill/Osborne titles. Mr. Cothren holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

Roger L. Davis is a Senior Internal Audit Manager at NuSkin Enterprises and is responsible for evaluating global business operations in over 35 countries. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with over 20 years of military and information security experience. Mr. Davis is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from George Washington University.
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