Computer Security Basics Paperback – 21 Jul 1991
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From the Publisher
The new edition builds on the well-established principles developed in the original edition and thoroughly updates that core knowledge. For anyone involved with computer security, including security administrators, system administrators, developers, and IT managers, Computer Security Basics 2nd Edition offers a clear overview of the security concepts you need to know, including access controls, malicious software, security policy, cryptography, biometrics, as well as government regulations and standards. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Deborah Russell manages documentation consulting services for a joint venture of O'Reilly & Associates and Cambridge Computer Associates. In recent years, the focus of her consulting work has been computer security. Her consulting projects include work on the development of a secure UNIX kernel, several trusted operating systems, and a secure compartmented mode workstation. Ms. Russell has worked closely with a number of vendors during the "Orange Book" trusted system evaluation process. She has a degree from Harvard University.
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on 27 January 2000
This may have been a good book when it first appeared, now it seems outdated and trivial. It seems to be the only O'Reilly book that does not conform to the otherwise excellent O'Reilly style, both in the layout of the book as the text. Better invest a few pound more and buy the (imho) 5 star book Practical Unix and Internet Security by Garfinkel and Spafford (also from O'Reilly of course).
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Amazon.com: 18 reviews
It's an introductory book.
on 14 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
It's a good overview of the process of computer security. It's not as in depth as I would have liked and it's really starting to show it's age but for the most part you can pick out those pieces that were clearly out dated.
The Title Says It All
on 3 April 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a good book for starters. Covers security concepts pretty well even for it's age being published in 1991 I believe. There's a lot of history and references. The author definately did her research. Other than being a starting point there are a lot of other good books out there to fill in the blanks and pickup where Computer Security Basics leaves off. Plus, you can read this book in a week or less.
Computer Security Basics
on 24 May 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Still reading and have a long way to go. would recommend to others interested in security practices. money well spent.
on 24 November 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Great book - using it for my class this spring.
on 21 October 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
A very helpful! I recommend !