|About the Book|
Essential Skills for a Successful IT Security Career Learn the fundamentals of computer and information security while getting complete coverage of all the objectives for the latest release of CompTIAs Security+ certification exam. This instructive, full-color guide discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, and methods for preventing attacks. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Principles of Computer Security, Second Edition will help you pass the CompTIA Security+ exam and become an IT security expert.Learn how to:Ensure operational and organizational securityUse cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs)Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs)Harden network devices, operating systems, and applicationsDefend against network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessingUnderstand legal, ethical, and privacy issuesCombat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, logic bombs, and time bombsUnderstand secure software development requirementsEnable disaster recovery and business continuityImplement risk, change, and privilege management measuresHandle computer forensics and incident responseThe CD-ROM features:One full practice examComplete electronic bookEach chapter includes:Learning objectivesPhotographs and illustrationsReal-world examplesTry This! and Cross Check exercisesKey terms highlightedTech Tips, Notes, and WarningsExam TipsEnd-of-chapter quizzes and lab projectsWm. Arthur Conklin, Ph.D., CompTIA Security+, CISSP, is an assistant professor in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at the University of Houston.Greg White, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.Contributing authors: Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis, and Chuck Cothren.