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Contributor(s): Easttom, William (Chuck) (Author)
ISBN: 078975746X EAN: 9780789757463
Publisher: Pearson It Certification
Pub Date: June 23, 2016
Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.
Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected.
This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned.
Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets–and expand your career options.
Learn how to
– Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network
– Use basic networking knowledge to improve security
– Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks
– Implement a proven layered approach to network security
– Resist modern social engineering attacks
– Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
– Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware
– Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance
– Choose the best encryption methods for your organization
– Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances
– Implement security policies that will work in your environment
– Scan your network for vulnerabilities
– Evaluate potential security consultants
– Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked
– Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving