Cybersecurity Essentials

Cybersecurity Essentials provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, with expert coverage of essential topics required for entry-level cybersecurity certifications. An effective defense consists of four distinct challenges: securing the infrastructure, securing devices, securing local networks, and securing the perimeter. Overcoming these challenges requires a detailed understanding of the concepts and practices within each realm. This book covers each challenge individually for greater depth of information, with real-world scenarios that show what vulnerabilities look like in everyday computing scenarios. Each part concludes with a summary of key concepts, review questions, and hands-on exercises, allowing you to test your understanding while exercising your new critical skills.

Book contents:

  1. Infrastruture Security in the Real World

  2. Understanding Access Control and Monitoring Systems

  3. Understanding Video Surveillance Systems

  4. Understanding Intrusion-Detection and Reporting Systems

  5. Infrastructure Security: Review Questions and Hands-On Exercises

  6. Local Host Security in the Real World

  7. Securing Devices

  8. Protecting the Inner Perimeter

  9. Protecting Remote Access

  10. Local Host Security: Review Questions and Hands-On Exercises

  11. Local Network Security in the Real World

  12. Networking Basics

  13. Understanding Networking Protocols

  14. Understanding Network Servers

  15. Understanding Network Connectivity Devices

  16. Understanding Network Transmission Media Security

  17. Local Network Security: Review Questions

  18. Perimeter Security in the Real World

  19. Understanding the Environment

  20. Hiding the Private Network

  21. Protecting the Perimeter

  22. Protecting Data Moving Through the Internet

  23. Tools and Utilities

  24. Identifying and Defending Against Vulnerabilities

  25. Perimeter Security: Review Questions and Hands-On Exercises