A new Computer Security textbook for a new generation of IT professionals.
Unlike most other computer security books available today, Introduction to Computer Security, 1e does NOT focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of security, and it does not assume an extensive background in computer science. Instead it looks atthe systems, technology, management, and policy side of security, and offers readers fundamental security concepts and a working knowledge of threats and countermeasures with “just-enough” background in computer science. The result is a presentation of the material that is accessible to readers of all levels.
Readers of this book will learn about common cyberattacks, including viruses, worms, Trojan horses, password crackers, keystroke loggers, denial of service, spoofing, and phishing. They will also learn about techniques for identifying and patching vulnerabilities in machines and networks as well methods for detecting and repairing infected systems. Finally, they will study fundamental building blocks of secure systems such as encryption, fingerprints, digital signatures and basic cryptographic protocols.
Anyone interested in a very accessible introduction to computer security.