Computer Security Fundamentals PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William (Chuck) II Easttom

Computer Security Fundamentals

Pearson IT Certification
Publication date: May 2016
ISBN: 9780134470573
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ONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY


Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills


Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures


The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career


Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.

Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.


This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned.


Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets—and expand your career options.


Learn how to

· Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network

· Use basic networking knowledge to improve security

· Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks

· Implement a proven layered approach to network security

· Resist modern social engineering attacks

· Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

· Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware

· Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance

· Choose the best encryption methods for your organization

· Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances

· Implement security policies that will work in your environment

· Scan your network for vulnerabilities

· Evaluate potential security consultants

· Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked

· Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving

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