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Overview

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.

Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 20 years, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for multiple public and private enterprises. In addition, he is the author of many Cengage books, including CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3e; CWSP GUIDE TO WIRELESS SECURITY; GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS; and NETWORKING BASICS. He earned a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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"Yes, this chapter introduces a wide array of technical terminology, in which the author does a fantastic job of breaking it down so that novice learners can comprehend it. Yes, the examples in this chapter are excellent in that they allow the reader to relate to the technical concepts in a comparative way. The Hands-on Projects for this chapter tie in well with the material presented. I believe that they provide students with several different ways to see how some of the attacks explained in the chapter are executed and how they can be prevented. I am now officially excited about the publication of this text, wish it was available for the Summer 2011 section that I am teaching using the 3rd edition."

"Clear and Concise coverage of a difficult and dynamic subject. Engaging for students, using examples and stories."

"An excellent introduction to different types of Malware. An excellent coverage of Social Engineering techniques. Chapter one gives an overview of Information Security and threats. The fact that author has included one of the most current security threat (Stuxnet) at the beginning of the chapter is excellent. This will get the attention of the learners."

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