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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition

  • Mark Ciampa Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1111640122  |  ISBN-13: 9781111640125
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

Overview

Reflecting the latest developments from the information security field, best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e provides the most current coverage available while thoroughly preparing readers for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 certification exam. Its comprehensive introduction to practical network and computer security covers all of the the new CompTIA Security+ exam objectives. Cutting-edge coverage of the new edition includes virtualization, mobile devices, and other trends, as well as 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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"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."

— Angela Herring, Wilson Community College

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

— Bruce Waugh, Craven Community College

"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."

— Ahmad Nasraty, Heald College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111640130 | ISBN-13: 9781111640132)

Lab Manual for Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition includes 70 hands-on labs that map directly to CompTIA’s 2011 Security+ Certification exam objectives. Each lab presents identifiable learning objectives, references to specific exam objectives, a required materials list, and estimated completion times to help instructors accurately plan activities. The labs also provide clear, step-by-step instructions and review questions to reinforce hands-on learning.

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LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution  (ISBN-10: 1111640327 | ISBN-13: 9781111640323)

LabConnection ONLINE PAC for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e is packed with powerful computer-based exercises, simulations, in-depth remediation capabilities, and even grading and record tools--making it ideal as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection reflects the latest developments and advances from the field. It fully supports Cengage Learning's best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e as well as the most recent CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation toward both. This dti Publishing system enables online exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction, and can be built into a distance learning course. This version is for institutional purchase of electronic distribution of codes; LabConnection is also available as DVD and online individual versions.

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Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111640157 | ISBN-13: 9781111640156)

Place the key teaching resources you need at your fingertips with this all-in-one time saving tool that corresponds with [Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e. The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

LabConnection on DVD for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111640297 | ISBN-13: 9781111640293)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to information security courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition textbook and CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

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LabConnection Online Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111640319 | ISBN-13: 9781111640316)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to information security courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition textbook and CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $58.95  | CengageBrain Price = $58.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card for Security+  (ISBN-10: 1111640335 | ISBN-13: 9781111640330)

dtiMetrics for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition is the ultimate online assessment tool. It provides hundreds of questions, which map to to Cengage Learning's market-leading textbook, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition, and to CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 exam objectives. dtiMetrics links you back to both the textbook and the Security+ exam, and provides you with Remediation Reports that identify your strengths and areas requiring additional study. dtiMetrics provides an easy-to-use and reliable quizzing experience for you and your instructor.

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LabConnection Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133935656 | ISBN-13: 9781133935650)

LabConnection for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e is packed with powerful online exercises, simulations, in-depth remediation capabilities, and even grading and record tools--making it ideal as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection reflects the latest developments and advances from the field. It fully supports Cengage Learning's best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e as well as the most recent CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation toward both. This dti Publishing system enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction, and can be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

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Security+ CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111640246 | ISBN-13: 9781111640248)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285777573 | ISBN-13: 9781285777573)

LabConnection for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e is packed with powerful online exercises, simulations, in-depth remediation capabilities, and even grading and record tools--making it ideal as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection reflects the latest developments and advances from the field. It fully supports Cengage Learning's best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e as well as the most recent CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation toward both. This dti Publishing system enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction, and can be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Security+ Coursenotes  (ISBN-10: 1111640343 | ISBN-13: 9781111640347)

CourseNotes is a laminated six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important topics needed to know to prepare for CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotew will serve as a great reference tool throughout the course, as well as after completion of the course.

List Price = $13.95  | CengageBrain Price = $13.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $10.75

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111640130 | ISBN-13: 9781111640132)

Lab Manual for Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition includes 70 hands-on labs that map directly to CompTIA’s 2011 Security+ Certification exam objectives. Each lab presents identifiable learning objectives, references to specific exam objectives, a required materials list, and estimated completion times to help instructors accurately plan activities. The labs also provide clear, step-by-step instructions and review questions to reinforce hands-on learning.

List Price = $84.95  | CengageBrain Price = $84.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.75

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution  (ISBN-10: 1111640327 | ISBN-13: 9781111640323)

List Price = $58.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25

LabConnection on DVD for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111640297 | ISBN-13: 9781111640293)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to information security courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition textbook and CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $49.50

LabConnection Online Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111640319 | ISBN-13: 9781111640316)

With powerful computer-based exercises, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection® provides a uniquely integrated supplement to information security courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition textbook and CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. A one-time internet access code is required to unlock the product and to modify the security settings. You will need internet access to unlock the product each time you launch the DVD on a new computer. The DVD does not require internet access after initial activation. DVD access expires one year after initial activation. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions, with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $58.95  | CengageBrain Price = $58.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25

dtiMetrics Printed Access Card for Security+  (ISBN-10: 1111640335 | ISBN-13: 9781111640330)

dtiMetrics for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition is the ultimate online assessment tool. It provides hundreds of questions, which map to to Cengage Learning's market-leading textbook, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition, and to CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 exam objectives. dtiMetrics links you back to both the textbook and the Security+ exam, and provides you with Remediation Reports that identify your strengths and areas requiring additional study. dtiMetrics provides an easy-to-use and reliable quizzing experience for you and your instructor.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

LabConnection Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133935656 | ISBN-13: 9781133935650)

LabConnection for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e is packed with powerful online exercises, simulations, in-depth remediation capabilities, and even grading and record tools--making it ideal as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection reflects the latest developments and advances from the field. It fully supports Cengage Learning's best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e as well as the most recent CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation toward both. This dti Publishing system enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction, and can be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | CengageBrain Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

Security+ CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111640246 | ISBN-13: 9781111640248)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $163.00  | CengageBrain Price = $163.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.00

LabConnection on CengageBrain Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285777573 | ISBN-13: 9781285777573)

LabConnection for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e is packed with powerful online exercises, simulations, in-depth remediation capabilities, and even grading and record tools--making it ideal as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection reflects the latest developments and advances from the field. It fully supports Cengage Learning's best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 4e as well as the most recent CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation toward both. This dti Publishing system enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction, and can be built into a distance learning course. LabConnection is also available as an institutional version with full learning management capabilities.

List Price = $70.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Security+ Coursenotes  (ISBN-10: 1111640343 | ISBN-13: 9781111640347)

CourseNotes is a laminated six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the most important topics needed to know to prepare for CompTIA's Security+ SY0-301 exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotew will serve as a great reference tool throughout the course, as well as after completion of the course.

List Price = $13.95  | CengageBrain Price = $13.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $10.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Ciampa

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology books, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals; CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e; CWSP Guide to Wireless Security; Guide to Wireless Communications; and Networking BASICS. He holds a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.