Higher Education

Principles of Information Security, 4th Edition

  • Michael E. Whitman Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
  • Herbert J. Mattord Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111138214  |  ISBN-13: 9781111138219
  • 656 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.75
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About

Overview

The fourth edition of Principles of Information Security explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. Students will revel in the comprehensive coverage that includes a historical overview of information security, discussions on risk management and security technology, current certification information, and more. The text builds on internationally-recognized standards and bodies of knowledge to provide the knowledge and skills students need for their future roles as business decision-makers. Information security in the modern organization is a management issue which technology alone cannot answer; it is a problem that has important economic consequences for which management will be held accountable. Students can feel confident that they are using a standards-based, content-driven resource to prepare for their work in the field.

Features and Benefits

  • Conforms fully to CNSS Training Standard 4011, which allows federal recognition of programs based on this book.
  • Uses examples of information security issues, tools and practices implemented in today's businesses, fostering real-world application.
  • Includes Off-Line boxes with sidebar articles for further study, and Technical Details boxes that separate highly technical information from the chapter narrative for easier reading.
  • Includes extensive end-of-chapter pedagogy, including exercises and cases that give students the opportunity to examine the information security arena outside the classroom.
  • Contains updated managerial content to provide general, yet valuable information, without bogging your students down with extraneous, highly specific details.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Information Security.
2. The Need for Security.
3. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Information Security.
4. Risk Management.
5. Planning for Security.
6. Security Technology: Firewalls, VPNs, and Wireless
7. Security Technology: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems and Other Security Tools.
8. Cryptography.
9. Physical Security.
10. Implementing Information Security.
11. Security and Personnel.
12. Information Security Maintenance and eDiscovery.

What's New

  • Enhanced section on Security Models and Standards, including access control models, Bell-LaPadula, Biba, and others, as well as enhanced coverage of NIST and ISO standards.
  • New content on Security Governance adds depth and breadth to the topic.
  • Updates on the newest laws and a host of identity theft bills.
  • Includes a new section on addressing the methods and results of systems certification and accreditation in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Up-to-date examples and references maintain currency and relevance.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual

ISBN-10: 1133269338  | ISBN-13: 9781133269335

List Price = $274.95  | CengageBrain Price = $274.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $206.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Principles of Information Security
    List Price = $200.95  | CengageBrain Price = $200.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.75
  • Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual
    List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.25


ePack: Text + Information Security CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1285044134  | ISBN-13:  9781285044132

List Price = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Information Security CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code
    List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00
  • Principles of Information Security
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Bundle: Text + Information Security CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133219101  | ISBN-13:  9781133219101

List Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Principles of Information Security
    List Price = $200.95  | CengageBrain Price = $200.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.75
  • Information Security CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
    List Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.00


Bundle: Principles of Information Security, 4th + Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals

ISBN-10:  1133222455  | ISBN-13:  9781133222453

List Price = $385.95  | CengageBrain Price = $385.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $289.46

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  • Principles of Information Security
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  • Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
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ePack: Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement (with Premium Website Printed Access Card and Cengage EncoderPro.com Demo Printed Access Card), 11th + Student Workbook With Medical Office Simulation Software 2.0 + CourseMate In

ISBN-10:  1285044312 | ISBN-13:  9781285044316

List Price = $314.95  | CengageBrain Price = $314.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $236.21

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  • Principles of Information Security
    List Price = $200.95  | CengageBrain Price = $200.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.75
  • Information Security CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code
    List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00
  • Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual
    List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.25


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.

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Instructor Supplements

Information Security CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111138257 | ISBN-13: 9781111138257)

Principles of Information Security includes CourseMate, a complement to your textbook. CourseMate includes: an interactive eBook; interactive teaching; and learning tools including: Quizzes, Flashcards, PowerPoint slides, Glossary, and more. Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course Go to login.cengage.com to access these resources.

List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

Instructor's Resource Key  (ISBN-10: 1111138222 | ISBN-13: 9781111138226)

The Instructor Resources CD includes the following materials: Electronic Instructor's Manual—The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions—The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including review questions and case projects. PowerPoint presentations—This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. Figure files—All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution.ExamView®—ExamView®, the ultimate tool for objective-based testing needs, is a powerful test generator that enables instructors to create paper, LAN, or Web-based tests from test banks designed specifically for their Cengage Course Technology text. Instructors can utilize the ultra-efficient QuickTest Wizard to create tests in less than five minutes by taking advantage of Cengage Course Technology's questions banks, or customize their own exams from scratch.

Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435441567 | ISBN-13: 9781435441569)

The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual allows users to apply the basics of their introductory security knowledge in a hands-on environment with detailed exercises using Windows 2000, XP and Linux. This non-certification based lab manual includes coverage of scanning, OS vulnerability analysis and resolution firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and more. A full version of the software needed to complete these projects is included on a CD with every text, so instructors can effortlessly set up and run labs to correspond with their classes. The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual is a suitable resource for introductory, technical and managerial courses, and is a perfect supplement to the Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security texts.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.25

Management of Information Security  (ISBN-10: 1435488849 | ISBN-13: 9781435488847)

Management of Information Security, Third Edition focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. This new edition includes up-to-date information on changes in the field such as revised sections on national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. With these updates, Management of Information Security continues to offer a unique overview of information security from a management perspective while maintaining a finger on the pulse of industry changes and academic relevance.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

Student Supplements

Information Security CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111138257 | ISBN-13: 9781111138257)

The CourseMate that accompanies Principles of Information Security helps you make the grade. CourseMate includes: an interactive eBook, with highlighting, note taking and search capabilities; interactive learning tools including: Quizzes, Flashcards, PowerPoint slides, Glossary and more!

List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305630130 | ISBN-13: 9781305630130)

List Price = $160.00  | CengageBrain Price = $160.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.00

Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435441567 | ISBN-13: 9781435441569)

The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual allows users to apply the basics of their introductory security knowledge in a hands-on environment with detailed exercises using Windows 2000, XP and Linux. This non-certification based lab manual includes coverage of scanning, OS vulnerability analysis and resolution firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and more. A full version of the software needed to complete these projects is included on a CD with every text, so instructors can effortlessly set up and run labs to correspond with their classes. The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual is a suitable resource for introductory, technical and managerial courses, and is a perfect supplement to the Principles of Information Security and Management of Information Security texts.

List Price = $88.95  | CengageBrain Price = $88.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.25

Management of Information Security  (ISBN-10: 1435488849 | ISBN-13: 9781435488847)

Management of Information Security primarily focuses on the managerial aspects of information security, such as access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The third edition includes up-to-date information on changes in the field such as revised sections on national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. With these updates, Management of Information Security continues to offer a unique overview of information security from a management perspective while maintaining a finger on the pulse of industry changes and academic relevance.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael E. Whitman

Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, is Professor of Information Security at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Information Security Education, Coles College of Business. In 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, under his direction the Center for Information Security Education spearheaded KSU’s successful bid for the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence recognitions (CAE/IAE and CAE IA/CDE), awarded jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Dr. Whitman is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, and is Director of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher and author in Information Security Policy, Threats, Curriculum Development, and Ethical Computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security. Dr. Whitman has several information security textbooks currently in print, including PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY; MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, VOLUMES I AND II; THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL; PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY; and THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY AND THE GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY. He has published articles in Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of International Business Studies, Information and Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Whitman is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA and the Association for Information Systems. Previously, Dr. Whitman served the U.S. Army as an Automated Data Processing System Security Officer (ADPSSO).

Herbert J. Mattord

Herbert Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, completed 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University, where he is Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance program. Dr. Mattord currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security and Assurance as well as Information Systems. He and Michael Whitman have authored PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY, THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY, and THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL, Dr. Mattord is an active researcher, author, and consultant in Information Security Management and related topics. He has published articles in the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Information Security Education, the Journal of Executive Education, and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking. Dr. Mattord is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA, and the Association for Information Systems. During his career as an IT practitioner, Dr. Mattord was an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University: San Marcos. He was formerly the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he acquired much of the practical knowledge found in this and his other textbooks.