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Safe & Secure: Secure Your Home Network, and Protect Your Privacy Online gives you a solid understanding of what is necessary to secure your networked machine. Written in layman's terms, this book describes personal Internet security, with careful consideration given to the reality of the SOHO environment. It covers basic topics such as TCP/IP, cookies, firewalls, virus protection, reviews of current home security software, information regarding public key encryption, and a special section on getting and using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) personal security software. Information on maintaining individual privacy, managing security audits, and backup and recovery empowers you, and helps protect you from intrusion or other Internet attacks.
Arman Danesh is the author of numerous books on computers and has extensive experience as a network administrator securing networks in North America and Europe. He also manages Web sites for international organizations including The Baha'I World, the official Web site of Baha'I International Community. He is pursuing an advanced degree in computer science, and his thesis research relates to security models for ad hoc networks.
Ali Mehrassa is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Simon Fraser University. His career in information technology began as a quality assurance analyst in the computer game industry.
Felix Lau is pursuing an advanced degree in computer science at Simon Fraser University. His research and education focus includes networking, collaborative technologies, and distributed computing. As an independent consultant, he has helped companies develop wireless ad hoc collaborative applications.