Guide to Computer Network Security [electronic resource] / by Joseph Migga Kizza.

Kizza, Joseph Migga. author., Author,
3rd ed. 2015.
London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
Computer Science (Springer-11645)
Computer Communications and Networks, 1617-7975
Computer Communications and Networks, 1617-7975
1 online resource (XXII, 545 pages) : 108 illustrations, 58 illustrations in color.
Information storage and retrieval.
Data structures (Computer science).
Management information systems.
Computer science.
Computer communication systems.
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Information Storage and Retrieval. (search)
Data Storage Representation. (search)
Management of Computing and Information Systems. (search)
Computer Communication Networks. (search)
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This important text/reference presents a comprehensive guide to the field of computing and information security and assurance. The book takes a broad view of computer network security, encompassing online social networks, and wireless and mobile systems. This fully updated new edition explores the security issues, vulnerabilities and dangers encountered by the users of modern computing and communication devices, highlighting the need to develop improved algorithms, protocols, and best practices to enhance the security of public, private and enterprise systems alike. Topics and features: · Introduces the fundamentals of traditional computer networks, the security threats they face, and the best practices currently in use · Discusses the security challenges introduced by virtualization software, cloud computing and mobile systems · Examines the security quagmire presented by the home computing environment and the growing number of home hotspots (NEW) · Raises important legislative, legal, social, technical and ethical security issues, including the tension between the needs of individual privacy and collective security · Provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to lab exercises · Supplies additional support material for instructors at an associated website, including laboratory exercises and projects, answers to selected exercises, and course slides This unique work is suitable as both a teaching and a reference tool for all those interested in learning about security in the evolving computing ecosystem. Computer network and data security personnel and policy makers will also find the guide to be a useful and unique source of ideas.
Part I: Introduction to Computer Network Security
Computer Network Fundamentals
Computer Network Security Fundamentals
Part II: Security Issues and Challenges in the Traditional Computer Network
Security Motives and Threats to Computer Networks
Introduction to Computer Network Vulnerabilities
Cyber Crimes and Hackers
Scripting and Security in Computer Networks and Web Browsers
Security Assessment, Analysis, and Assurance
Part III: Dealing with Computer Network Security Challenges
Disaster Management
Access Control and Authorization
System Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Computer and Network Forensics
Virus and Content Filtering
Standardization and Security Criteria: Security Evaluation of Computer Products
Computer Network Security Protocols
Security in Wireless Networks and Devices
Security in Sensor Networks
Other Efforts to Secure Data in Computer Networks
Part IV: Elastic Extension Beyond the Traditional Computer Network: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Mobile Systems
Cloud Computing and Related Security Issues
Virtualization Security
Mobile Systems and Corresponding Intractable Security Issues
Part V: Securing the Last Frontiers - The Home Front
Conquering the Last Frontier in the Digital Invasion: The Home Front
Part VI: Hands-on Projects
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