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Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security in Your World, 4th Edition

  • Mark Ciampa Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1111644187  |  ISBN-13: 9781111644185
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

Designed to provide you with the knowledge needed to protect computers and networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks, SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fourth Edition continues to present the same straightforward, practical information that has made previous editions so popular. For most computer users, practical computer security poses some daunting challenges: What type of attacks will antivirus software prevent? How do I set up a firewall? How can I test my computer to be sure that attackers cannot reach it through the Internet? When and how should I install Windows patches? This text is designed to help you understand the answers to these questions through a series of real-life user experiences. In addition, hands-on projects and case projects give you the opportunity to test your knowledge and apply what you have learned. SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fourth Edition contains up-to-date information on relevant topics such as protecting mobile devices and wireless local area networks.

Features and Benefits

  • PRACTICAL APPROACH: Students will learn about the different attacks that a computer system faces today and how to make their own computers secure.
  • BEGINNER-FRIENDLY: No previous in-depth knowledge of networks, system hardware, or operating systems is required therefore students can immediately learn the steps of keeping the attackers from infecting their computers.
  • REAL WORLD APPLICATION: Background material will help students apply practical security knowledge to various computers, networks, and software.
  • MULTIPLE AUDIENCES: This book meets the needs of students and faculty in a traditional classroom setting as well as in an online delivery of the course materials.
  • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: Hands-on activities can be performed using either equipment installed on a college campus or using personal computer equipment at home. Almost all hands-on activities cover software that is included as part of the Windows operating system or is a free download from the Internet. A special classroom computer lab is not necessary in order to perform the hands-on activities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Security.
2. Personal Security.
3. Computer Security.
4. Internet Security.
5. Mobile Security.
6. Workplace Security.

What's New

  • UP-TO-DATE MATERIAL: Updated to include information on the latest security attacks and defenses so that students can adequately protect their own computers and networks.
  • COVERAGE OF MOBILE DEVICES: To reflect recent advances in technology, additional material on protecting mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops) is included.
  • NEW OPPORTUNITES FOR PRACTICE: New hands-on and case projects have been added in order to give students multiple opportunities to test their knowledge and practice what they have learned.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111644195 | ISBN-13: 9781111644192)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111644225 | ISBN-13: 9781111644222)

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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Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for CourseMateā„¢, 2 terms (12 months)Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285742915 | ISBN-13: 9781285742915)

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111644225 | ISBN-13: 9781111644222)

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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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.