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Building on the success of the first edition, this new text provides a non-technical approach to practical computer security for all users, from business professionals to students to home users. Suitable for any introductory security course, this book makes a great bundle for those wishing to add security coverage to their course. This practical, hands-on book includes chapter openers with real-world situations to help give meaningful context to the chapter concepts. Then, each chapter closes with hands-on projects to help students apply their knowledge through critical thinking. In addition to basic security concepts, readers will gain practical skills on how to protect and harden their computers and networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks.
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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.Review:
"This book fosters quick and easy understanding of security concepts, targeting novice and common users. The opening vignettes set the tone for each chapter, and provide a focus of discussion. An excellent text for students to understand the importance of information security and its application." - Michael P. O'Dowd, Associate Professor, Colorado Technical University
"Mark Ciampa deftly covers major network security topics with a down to earth delivery that cuts through the complexity of security technical jargon, making concepts easy for the novice to understand. There are plenty of helpful illustrations, and numerous hands-on projects for practical application to each chapter's bountiful material." - Sydney Shewchuk, IT Instructor, Heald College
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