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Security in Computing (4th Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Charles P. Pfleeger , Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
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The New State-of-the-Art in Information Security: Now Covers the Economics of Cyber Security and the Intersection of Privacy and Information Security

For years, IT and security professionals and students have turned to Security in Computing as the definitive guide to information about computer security attacks and countermeasures. In their new fourth edition, Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger have thoroughly updated their classic guide to reflect today's newest technologies, standards, and trends.

The authors first introduce the core concepts and vocabulary of computer security, including attacks and controls. Next, the authors systematically identify and assess threats now facing programs, operating systems, database systems, and networks. For each threat, they offer best-practice responses.

Security in Computing, Fourth Edition , goes beyond technology, covering crucial management issues faced in protecting infrastructure and information. This edition contains an all-new chapter on the economics of cybersecurity, explaining ways to make a business case for security investments. Another new chapter addresses privacy--from data mining and identity theft, to RFID and e-voting.

New coverage also includes

  • Programming mistakes that compromise security: man-in-the-middle, timing, and privilege escalation attacks
  • Web application threats and vulnerabilities
  • Networks of compromised systems: bots, botnets, and drones
  • Rootkits--including the notorious Sony XCP
  • Wi-Fi network security challenges, standards, and techniques
  • New malicious code attacks, including false interfaces and keystroke loggers
  • Improving code quality: software engineering, testing, and liability approaches
  • Biometric authentication: capabilities and limitations
  • Using the Advanced Encryption System (AES) more effectively
  • Balancing dissemination with piracy control in music and other digital content
  • Countering new cryptanalytic attacks against RSA, DES, and SHA
  • Responding to the emergence of organized attacker groups pursuing profit

From the Back Cover


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Every day, more and more critical information is created, transmitted, and archived by computers. This ever-growing reliance on technology has made computer security a higher priority than ever before, yet the pace of computer development has far outstripped the improvements in computer security. Today's computer professionals need a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of security in computing.

Security in Computing is the most complete and up-to-date college textbook now available. Enlivened by actual case studies and supported by more than 175 exercises, the book covers:

  • Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other forms of malicious code
  • Firewalls and the protection of networked systems
  • E-mail privacy, including PEM, PGP, key management, and certificates
  • Key escrow—both as a technology and in the “Clipper” program
  • Evaluation of trusted systems, including the Common Criteria, the ITSEC, and the Orange Book
  • Standards for program development and quality, including ISO9000 and SEI CMM
  • Administering secure installations of PCs, UNIX¨, and networked environments
  • Ethical and legal issues in computing

A modular, layered structure makes Security in Computing ideal for classroom use as well as a reference for professionals. Once the basic tools have been covered, the remaining chapters can be studied in any order, and to any depth desired.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1989, the number of threats to secure computing have increased, but so have the available countermeasures. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect teaching experiences with the first edition and to incorporate all the latest information on computer security.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6357 KB
  • Print Length: 880 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (23 Jan 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000P28V8G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource 25 Oct 2004
By T. Lake
Format:Hardcover
I'm a computer science undergraduate currently studying an information security module. This book contains everything you will need to know! It is well written and far less dull than most course recommended texts i've read in the past. There are a lot of genuinely interesting subjects covered and it really is compelling reading.
A definate recommendation for anyone on a computing degree course and useful for anyone interested in data encryption and security.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 7 Jun 2014
By Ahmed
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I bought this for my wife and according to her it was very helpful for her in her Masters of Web Technology studies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, lots of good info. 10 Jan 2013
By Feldoh
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Well, what can I say. Well written, informative, complete, descriptive but I suppose the best evidence is that I got a very good mark in the exam. Buy this if you want a good overview of the computer security field.
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