Security in Computing

Students and IT and security professionals have long relied on Security in Computing as the definitive guide to computer security attacks and countermeasures. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated this classic to reflect today’s newest technologies, attacks, standards, and trends. Security in Computing, Fifth Edition, offers complete, timely coverage of all aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. Reflecting rapidly evolving attacks, countermeasures, and computing environments, this new edition introduces best practices for authenticating users, preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and more. More than two hundred end-of-chapter exercises help the student to solidify lessons learned in each chapter.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. Toolbox: Authentication, Access Control and Cryptography

  3. Programs and Programming

  4. The Web, User Side

  5. Operating Systems

  6. Networks

  7. Databases

  8. Cloud Computing

  9. Privacy

  10. Management and Incidents

  11. Legal Issues and Ethics

  12. Details of Cryptography

  13. Emerging Topics