From the Back Cover
Your in-depth study guide for the SANS GIAC Security Essentials exam
Congratulations! Your decision to pursue the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) is the first step toward increased marketability and success in your career, and this book offers an economical source of vital information to help you prepare. You will gain a thorough understanding of security concepts and policies, ways to assess and manage risk, appropriate incident response, and much more. Youll study at your own pace and then test your comprehension with the hundreds of review questions on the accompanying CD-ROM. Its like having an instructor at your side 24 hours a day.
Youll learn how to:
- Understand the CIA triad, the DAD triad, and the evolution of the security industry
- Examine the pros and cons of various authentication systems
- Assess threats and vulnerabilities and recognize levels of risk
- Respond to the unique security issues of both Windows® and Unix® systems
- Recognize common hacker tools and be able to take protective action
- Identify appropriate security devices to protect against various risks
- Choose the most effective security policy for your organization
- Implement cryptography and other protective devices
- Comprehend how information warfare affects security measures
The CD-ROM contains a Boson-powered Wiley test engine, featuring hundreds of randomly selected test questions to help you review and benchmark your progress.
About the Author
Mike Chapple, CISSP, GCFW, MCSE, is a computer/network security expert with more than seven years of experience in the public and private sectors. He has served as an information security researcher with the National Security Agency, developing cutting-edge network intrusion detection systems and as a computer security officer with the U.S. Air Force. He now oversees enterprise-wide security initiatives as Chief Information Officer for the Brand Institute, a Miami-based marketing consultancy.
Mike holds a M.S. degree in computer science with a concentration in trusted and secure information systems from the University of Idaho and a B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame. His professional credentials include the CISSP, GCFW, TICSA, CCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, and CCNA certifications. His other books include the CISSP Study Guide (Sybex), the TICSA Training Guide (Que Certification), and the Designing Directory Services Lab Manual (Course Technology).