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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Syngress (13 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597491101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597491105
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

This book was the book I needed when I first started to
work in Information security.

I needed a book for newcomers that spanned the breadth of
the subject – and concisely demystified areas across the
whole spectrum of administrative, regulatory and technical security. A book that focussed on my need to know "Why?"
not just "How?", and perhaps put into context the other
books I had to read.

Fifteen years later, having worked for most of the Fortune
500 companies as either an Information Security manager or
consultant, I have gone back and written it – my way of
paying-forward the folks that helped me.

It is intended for people new to Information Security, but
not Information Technology – And I have tried to fill it
either with subjects that I think every security professional need to know or subjects that are simply not
covered in other texts on the security. So if you read it
cover to cover, it will provide a great foundation for your career.

I have written it to be read, so it is light and concise. But most of all, I have tried to make it funny. To meet that aim, I have packed it full of true live anecdotes so
that the reader can have a laugh at my fallibility and my
expense or see the funnier side of bad security. I can’t
bear these security texts that are overly academic and talk
down to readers. Consequently, I take a few swipes at
many of the traditional mindsets and preconceptions of the Information Security community – but hopefully that just adds to the fun.

I have been told that the book is also a suitable primer for those readers that are already security professionals, working in a very specialist field (for example. firewall admin, pentester or intrusion analyst) but who want to expand out of that specialist area.

In keeping with notion of helping people starting out, I will donate 10% of my cut to the NSPCC and the Prince’s Trust. I need it – they need it more.

About the Author

Summitt has a masters degree in mass communications. Currently the IT Director for the Missouri County Employees' Retirement Fund, Paul has served as network, exchange, and database administrator as well as Web and application developer.


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This book fits the bill for me!!. And it is enjoyable

I have a number of other handbook style books - one that cost nearly six times more but was really a collection of articles written by a dozen different people (some with obviously conflicting views) bound under the same cover.

What I liked:

This book simply sets out the things I need to know about Organisations, Strategies and Audits then progresses into firewall design and security testing. And it is so funny - the cover is right this man does make security light going.

What could be better:

The guy is obviously technical so at the end some of it is a bit hard going - just had to skip bits. But each chapter is laid out so that the chapter gets more complex at the end so this wasn't a problem.

I would have liked more on Virus technology and Wireless security - especially as after work on Google, I understand that the fat-bloke was a leading researcher in wireless security

Overall conclusion: Great.
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Mark Osborne's book provides a good overview of the Information Security area. It covers computer security, audits, intrusion detection systems, firewalls and legislation.

One win of this Information security book over others is that it includes information about UK legislation, rather than just US.

Every chapter has an anecdote to set the scene and this makes the book easy and light to read.
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Truly excellent!Mark Osborne explains a difficult subject clearly and succinctly without being condescending.Any difficult bits are more than compensated for by very witty anecdotes at the beginning of each chapter and within the text and these,together with the forthright,down-to-earth instructions,make the reading of this book a very pleasant learning experience.I have found it extremely useful.
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Straight forward with a bit of British humour (not a bad thing).
A little out of date (e.g. only passing reference to PCI) but principles and most of the tech is still true.
If you take his advice you'll go far: Strategy, then tactics, then processes, procedures etc, do good audits of everything, proper planning - sounds obvious but most people rush headlong into trying to tick off the gap analysis points without defining and designing and implementing an overall solution properly. Do a Risk Analysis (or whatever you want to call it)!
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Not so much a 'cheat' as a good overview of Information Security in easy to understand language.
I am new to this business and found the book really useful as groundwork.
Jargon and acronyms are explained and, although I'll never be 'technical', I do at least have some idea what the techies are talking about.
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