Secure Computing: Threats and Safeguards

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The breadth of coverage and the attention to real-world context make this authoritative book unique in its treatment of an extemely hot topic-the security of computers, computer networks, and the information that they handle. No other single unified volume covers the field as completely. Topics include: threats (intruder, insider and natural disaster), managing security, risk analysis, intrusion detection, incident response, security policies and models, cryptography, UNIX and Windows NT security, Network security, LAN security, database security, privacy, ethics, and security standards. Drawing upon extensive experience, author Rita C. Summers presents security principles and techniques in a coherent framework, using case histories and examples to drive home important points. Each chapter features a summary, exercises, and extensive bibliographic notes and references.

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The Most Comprehensive Single Guide to Computer Security on the Market Today From desktops to databases, this surefire guide offers you a complete introduction to the principles, problems, and methods for securing computer systems-covering a wide range of environments, operating systems, threats, and measures. Written by a noted expert in the field, the book examines the trends in society and technology that make computer security important and that affect security solutions. Included is detailed coverage of: Threats from intruders and insiders, and from errors and natural disasters; The theoretical foundations of computer security; How secure systems are developed, what services they must provide, and how to evaluate them; How security mechanisms and services work, and how to use them; Network and Internet security, LAN security, and database security; Managing computer security. You'll find a wealth of material on cryptography, security hardware and software, formal models, risk analysis, electronic commerce, legislation, and privacy-plus case histories, examples, summaries, exercises, and references to sharpen your understanding.

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