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HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL, Fourth Edition, helps users hone essential information security skills by applying their knowledge to detailed, realistic exercises using Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Linux. This wide-ranging, non-certification-based lab manual includes coverage of scanning, OS vulnerability analysis and resolution, firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and more. The Fourth Edition includes new introductory labs focused on virtualization techniques and images, giving users valuable experience with some of the most important trends and practices in information security and networking today. An ideal resource for introductory, technical, and managerial courses, this versatile manual is a perfect supplement to the PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, and MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY texts.
- Throughout the text, labs have been updated with relevant information to reflect operating system changes since the publication of the previous edition, including Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Novell® SUSE® 12 releases.
- The Fourth Edition includes new introductory labs covering virtualization techniques and images, offering users an opportunity to gain experience with key trends and practices affecting today's information security and networking industry.
- Several exercises in the Fourth Edition feature new and updated tools, giving users access to the best and most current resources to complete essential information security and networking tasks.
- Online resources include updates to Windows 8.
- This proven, practical manual helps users hone key information security skills through hands-on exercises based on realistic challenges involving Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Linux.
- This wide-ranging, non-certification-based lab manual includes coverage of scanning, OS vulnerability analysis and resolution, firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and other topics important for modern information security and networking professionals.
- Setting up and conducting lab sessions doesn't have to involve expensive software purchases and time-consuming preparation—detailed lab descriptions and free software included with the text make course planning and preparation easy.
- The opening chapter provides a useful overview of technical functions typically performed by information security professionals, linking this valuable background information to laboratory exercises in the text through detailed workflows.
- A chapter on theory provides an overview of each laboratory exercise to help users understand how the exercise works and consider its relation to key principles of information security.
- Dedicated chapters focus on Windows (including Windows XP, Vista, and Microsoft Server 2003) and Linux (Novell® SUSE® 9.0, SUSE 9.0 Server, and SUSE 12), allowing users to target their efforts where they have a specific professional interest or need additional reinforcement.
2. Background and Theory for Lab Exercises.
3. Windows Labs.
4. Linux Labs.