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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
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Product details

  • Book | 768 pages
  • 211 x 272 x 31mm | 1,660g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071835970
  • 9780071835978
  • 396,072

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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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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