Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals

  • AUTHOR: Mark Ciampa
  • ISBN-13: 9781111640125 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 608 Pages  Paperback 
  • 4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2004
  • ©2012     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Reflecting the latest trends and developments from the information security field, best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition, provides a complete introduction to practical network and computer security and maps to the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam. The text covers the fundamentals of network security, including compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The updated edition includes new topics, such as psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. The new edition features activities that link to the Information Security Community Site, which offers video lectures, podcats, discussion boards, additional hands-on activities and more to provide a wealth of resources and up-to-the minute information.

Features

  • Content maps fully to CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 Exam and helps learners prepare and pass the Security+ exam.
  • Features extensive learning tools, including review questions, hands-on projects, and case projects, which allow readers to review concepts and to practice skills as they are learned.
  • Coverage includes examinations of the latest security attacks, how and why they were successful, and how to defend against them.
  • Virtual attack-and-defend computer labs provide hands-on experience to set up and connect multiple virtual computers within a single computer and teaches how to defend against network attacks.
  • New Case Projects link the text to the Information Community Site, which offers up-to-the-minute intelligence with video lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, daily news feeds, additional hands-on activities, and more.
  • Numerous illustrations of security vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses help readers visualize security elements, theories, and concepts.
  • Hands-on projects in each chapter provide practical security software and hardware implementation experience, covering Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Linux operating systems, as well as software downloaded from the Internet.
  • Includes free CertBlaster test preparation software online to help students practice for exam day.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Mark Ciampa

    Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology books, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals; CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e; CWSP Guide to Wireless Security; Guide to Wireless Communications; and Networking BASICS. He holds a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
1: Introduction to Security.
2: Malware and Social Engineering Attacks.
3: Application and Network Attacks.
4: Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigating Attacks.
5: Host, Application, and Data Security.
6: Network Security.
7: Administering a Secure Network.
8: Wireless Network Security.
9: Access Control Fundamentals.
10: Authentication and Account Management.
11: Basic Cryptography.
12: Advanced Cryptography.
13: Business Continuity.
14: Risk Mitigation.
APPENDIX A: CompTIA SY0-301 Certification Exam Objectives.
APPENDIX B: Downloads and Tools for Hands-On Projects.
APPENDIX C: Security Web Sites.
APPENDIX D: Selected TCP/IP Ports and Their Threats.
APPENDIX E: Sample Internet and E-Mail Acceptable Use Policies.
APPENDIX F: Information Security Community Site.
GLOSSARY.
INDEX.

New to this Edition

  • Completely up to date, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e reflects the latest developments from the field and maps to the 2011 CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 exam.
  • New topics include psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, extended authorization techniques, and application programming development security.
  • New coverage on virtualization keeps readers up to speed with industry changes, as businesses embrace virtualization as a powerful tool to save money and server space.
  • Expanded coverage of mobile devices provides up-to-date material applying security provisions and unique security features, as tablets, netbooks and smart phones continue to explode in popularity and the need for mobile security increases.
  • New Case Projects link directly to the Information Security Community Site, which offers up-to-the-minute intelligence with a wealth of tools and features, including video lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, daily news feeds, hands-on activities, and more.
  • The text's robust line of supplements includes a CourseMate website that offers an ebook, interactive quizzes, Engagement Tracker progress tracking, and direct links on the navigation bar to the Information Security Community Site.

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