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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Security Career
Learn the fundamentals of computer and information security while getting
complete coverage of all the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA's
Security+ certification exam. This instructive, full-color guide discusses
communication, infrastructure, operational security, and methods for preventing
attacks. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer
Security, Second Edition will help you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam and
become an IT security expert.
Learn how to: Ensure operational and organizational security Use cryptography
and public key infrastructures (PKIs) Secure remote access, wireless, and
virtual private networks (VPNs) Harden network devices, operating systems, and
applications Defend against network attacks, such as denial of service,
spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing Understand legal, ethical, and
privacy issues Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, and time
bombs Understand secure software development requirements Enable disaster
recovery and business continuity Implement risk, change, and privilege
management measures Handle computer forensics and incident response
The CD-ROM features: One full practice exam Complete electronic book
Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Photographs and illustrations
Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Key terms highlighted
Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings Exam Tips End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
Wm. Arthur Conklin , Ph.D., CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an assistant
professor in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at the
University of Houston.
Greg White , Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Computer
Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Contributing authors: Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis, and Chuck Cothren.