This is the most comprehensive book on computer security on themarket, with 23 chapters and 29 Appendices covering virtually allaspects of computer security. Chapters are contributed by recognized experts in theindustry. This title has come to be known as "Big Blue" in industrycircles and has a reputation for being the reference for computersecurity issues.
Today, society is faced with numerous internet schemes, fraudulent scams, and means of identity theft that threaten our safety and our peace of mind. Computer Security: Protecting Digital Resources provides a broad approach to computer-related crime, electronic commerce, corporate networking, and Internet security, topics that have become increasingly important as more and more threats are made on our internet environment. This book is oriented toward the average computer user, business professional, government worker, and those within the education community, with the expectation that readers can learn to use the network with some degree of safety and security. The author places emphasis on the numerous vulnerabilities and threats that are inherent in the Internet environment. Efforts are made to present techniques and suggestions to avoid identity theft and fraud. Readers will gain a clear insight into the many security issues facing the e-commerce, networking, web, and internet environments, as well as what can be done to keep personal and business information secure.
This text moves away from the 'multi-level' security approach to compare and evaluate design alternatives in computer security. It provides technology-proof insights, and covers the technical issues of computer security in the network environment.
The importance of computer security has increased dramatically during the past few years. Bishop provides a monumental reference for the theory and practice of computer security. Comprehensive in scope, this book covers applied and practical elements, theory, and the reasons for the design of applications and security techniques.
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Third European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, held in Brighton, UK in November 1994. The 26 papers presented in the book in revised versions were carefully selected from a total of 79 submissions; they cover many current aspects of computer security research and advanced applications. The papers are grouped in sections on high security assurance software, key management, authentication, digital payment, distributed systems, access control, databases, and measures.
A fresh new approach to computer security by the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing. • •Introduces computer security the way today's practitioners want to learn it: by identifying threats, explaining the vulnerabilities that cause them, and presenting effective countermeasures. •Contains up-to-date coverage of security management, risk analysis, privacy, controls, forensics, insider attacks, human factors, trust, and more. •Includes 273 problems and 192 illustrations. In this book, the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing take a fresh, contemporary, and powerfully relevant new approach to introducing computer security. Organized around attacks and mitigations, the Pfleegers' new Analyzing Computer Security will attract readers' attention by building on the high-profile security failures they may have already encountered in the popular media. Each section starts with an attack description. Next, the authors explain the vulnerabilities that have allowed this attack to occur. With this foundation in place, they systematically present today's most effective countermeasures for blocking or weakening the attack. One step at a time, readers progress from attack/problem/harm to solution/protection/mitigation, building the powerful real-world problem solving skills they need to succeed as information security professionals. Analyzing Computer Security themes throughout, including effective security management and risk analysis; economics and quantitative study; privacy, ethics, and laws; and the use of overlapping controls. The authors also present significant new material on computer forensics, insiders, human factors, and trust. addresses crucial contemporary computer security
"This book offers a review of recent developments of computer security, focusing on the relevance and implications of global privacy, law, and politics for society, individuals, and corporations.It compiles timely content on such topics as reverse engineering of software, understanding emerging computer exploits, emerging lawsuits and cases, global and societal implications, and protection from attacks on privacy"--Provided by publisher.
Provides information on computer security, covering such topics as viruses, access controls, Web attacks, encryption, wireless network security, and biometrics.
Covers: elements of computer security; roles and responsibilities; common threats; computer security policy; computer security program and risk management; security and planning in the computer system life cycle; assurance; personnel/user issues; preparing for contingencies and disasters; computer security incident handling; awareness, training, and education; physical and environmental security; identification and authentication; logical access control; audit trails; cryptography; and assessing and mitigating the risks to a hypothetical computer system.
Computer Security, Second Edition aims to present different ideas and practices that promote the prevention of attacks on computer systems and data being compromised. The book is divided into five parts. Part I covers the important elements of computer security and case histories of computer-related crimes. Part II discusses the organizations and models for the protection of information. Part III talks about the physical security involved and access control involved in data protection. Part IV deals with the different measures employed to promote security in the communication between computers. Part V explains systems security, its access control, and integrity. The text is recommended for people involved in the promotion of computer security, especially programmers and IT practitioners, in institutions where computer-processed information is crucial and must be protected.
The information systems security (InfoSec) profession remains one of the fastest growing professions in the world today. With the advent of the Internet and its use as a method of conducting business, even more emphasis is being placed on InfoSec. However, there is an expanded field of threats that must be addressed by today's InfoSec and information assurance (IA) professionals. Operating within a global business environment with elements of a virtual workforce can create problems not experienced in the past. How do you assess the risk to the organization when information can be accessed, remotely, by employees in the field or while they are traveling internationally? How do you assess the risk to employees who are not working on company premises and are often thousands of miles from the office? How do you assess the risk to your organization and its assets when you have offices or facilities in a nation whose government may be supporting the theft of the corporate "crown jewels" in order to assist their own nationally owned or supported corporations? If your risk assessment and management program is to be effective, then these issues must be assessed. Personnel involved in the risk assessment and management process face a much more complex environment today than they have ever encountered before. This book covers more than just the fundamental elements that make up a good risk program. It provides an integrated "how to" approach to implementing a corporate program, complete with tested methods and processes; flowcharts; and checklists that can be used by the reader and immediately implemented into a computer and overall corporate security program. The challenges are many and this book will help professionals in meeting their challenges as we progress through the 21st Century. *Presents material in an engaging, easy-to-follow manner that will appeal to both advanced INFOSEC career professionals and network administrators entering the information security profession *Addresses the needs of both the individuals who are new to the subject as well as of experienced professionals *Provides insight into the factors that need to be considered & fully explains the numerous methods, processes & procedures of risk management
The 14 revised full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They address all current issues in information and computer security such as foundations of security, security in networks and ubiquitous computing systems, and security in real life applications.
Securing the Cloud is the first book that helps you secure your information while taking part in the time and cost savings of cloud computing. As companies turn to burgeoning cloud computing technology to streamline and save money, security is a fundamental concern. The cloud offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability, and in the case of security - resilience. Securing the Cloud explains how to make the move to the cloud, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of securing a company's information with different cloud approaches. It offers a clear and concise framework to secure a business' assets while making the most of this new technology. This book considers alternate approaches for securing a piece of the cloud, such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trust. It discusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recovery. It also describes the benefits of moving to the cloud - solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage. This book will appeal to network and security IT staff and management responsible for design, implementation and management of IT structures from admins to CSOs, CTOs, CIOs and CISOs. Named The 2011 Best Identity Management Book by InfoSec Reviews Provides a sturdy and stable framework to secure your piece of the cloud, considering alternate approaches such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and loss of control and lack of trust Discusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup, and disaster recovery Details the benefits of moving to the cloud-solving for limited availability of space, power, and storage
An excellent, beautifully written introduction to the subject of computer security - by a master teacher and practitioner.
The Third International Workshop on Security (IWSEC 2008) was held at Kagawa International Conference Hall, Kagawa, Japan, November 25–27, 2008. The workshop was co-sponsored jointly by CSEC, a special interest group on computer security of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) and ISEC, a technical group on information security of the IEICE (The Institute of El- tronics, Information and Communication Engineers). The excellent Local Or- nizingCommitteewasledbytheIWSEC2008GeneralCo-chairs,MasatoTerada and Kazuo Ohta. This year, there were 94 paper submissions from all over the world. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted papers to IWSEC 2008. Each paper wasreviewedatleastthreereviewers.InadditiontothemembersoftheProgram Committee, many externalreviewers joined the review process of papers in their particular areas of expertise. We were fortunate to have this energetic team of experts, and are grateful to all of them for their hard work. The hard work includes very active discussion; the discussion phase was almost as long as the initial individual reviewing. The review and discussion weresupported by a very nice Web-based system, iChair. We appreciate its developers. After all the review phases, 18 papers were accepted for publication in this volume of Advances in Information and Computer Security.Intheworkshop, the contributed papers were supplemented by one invited talk from eminent researcherAlfred Menezes (the Centrefor Applied CryptographicResearch,The University of Waterloo). There are many people who contributed to the success of IWSEC 2008. We wish to express our deep appreciation for their contribution to information and computer security.
Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves. Tony Bradley is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely. * Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend * Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know * Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming
This volumecontains the paperspresented at VizSec 2008, the 5th International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security, held on September 15, 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. VizSec 2008 was held in conjunction with the 11thInternationalSymposiumonRecentAdvancesinIntrusionDetection(RAID). There were 27 submissions to the long and short paper categories. Each submission was reviewed by at least 2 reviewers and, on average, 2.9 program committee members. The program committee decided to accept 18 papers. The program also included an invited talk and a panel. The keynote address was given by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland at College Park, on the topic InformationForensics: HarnessingVisualizationto SupportDiscovery.The panel, on the topic The Need for Applied Visualization in Information Security Today, wasorganizedandmoderatedbyTobyKohlenbergfromIntelCorporation. July 2008 John R. Goodall Conference Organization Program Chairs John R. Goodall Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions Gregory Conti United States Military Academy Kwan-Liu Ma University of California at Davis Program Committee Stefan Axelsson Blekinge Institute of Technology Richard Bejtlich General Electric Kris Cook Paci?c Northwest National Laboratory David Ebert Purdue University Robert Erbacher Utah State University Deborah Frincke Paci?c Northwest National Laboratory Carrie Gates CA Labs John Gerth Stanford University Barry Irwin Rhodes University Daniel Keim University of Konstanz Toby Kohlenberg Intel Corporation Stuart Kurkowski Air Force Institute of Technology Kiran Lakkaraju University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ra?ael Marty Splunk Douglas Maughan Department of Homeland Security John McHugh Dalhousie University Penny Rheingans UMBC Lawrence Rosenblum National Science Foundation George Tadda Air Force Research Lab Daniel Tesone Applied Visions Alfonso Valdes SRI International

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