Security in Computing

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1997 - Computers - 574 pages
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Security in Computing is the most complete and up-to-date college textbook now available. Enlivened by actual case studies and supported by more than 175 exercises, the book covers viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other forms of malicious code; firewalls and the protection of networked systems; E-mail privacy, including PEM, PGP, key management, and certificates; key escrow - both as a technology and in the "Clipper" program; evaluation of trusted systems, including the Common Criteria, the ITSEC, and the OrangeBook; standards for program development and quality, including ISO9000 and SEI CMM; administering secure installations of PCs, UNIX, and networked environments; and ethical and legal issues in computing. A modular, layered structure makes Security in Computing ideal for classroom use as well as a reference for professionals. Once the basic tools have been covered, the remaining chapters can be studied in any order, and to any depth desired.

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It's easy to find security books that will tell you how to break or secure a system. But there's not an abundance of books that go into the foundational information in great depth. This one does just ... Read full review

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Charles P. Pfleeger is an independent information security consultant and principal of the Pfleeger Consulting Group. He specializes in threat/vulnerability analysis, system design review, certification preparation, expert witness testimony, and training. Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, a senior information scientist at the RAND Corporation, has written ten books on software engineering, measurement, and quality, including "Software Engineering: Theory and Practice, Third Edition" (Prentice Hall, 2006). She was named one of the world's top software engineering researchers by the "Journal of Systems and Software,

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