Security in Computing

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Prentice Hall, 2007 - Computers - 845 pages
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The New State-of-the-Art in Information Security: Now Covers the Economics of Cyber Security and the Intersection of Privacy and Information Security

For years, IT and security professionals and students have turned to Security in Computing as the definitive guide to information about computer security attacks and countermeasures. In their new fourth edition, Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger have thoroughly updated their classic guide to reflect today's newest technologies, standards, and trends.

The authors first introduce the core concepts and vocabulary of computer security, including attacks and controls. Next, the authors systematically identify and assess threats now facing programs, operating systems, database systems, and networks. For each threat, they offer best-practice responses.

Security in Computing, Fourth Edition , goes beyond technology, covering crucial management issues faced in protecting infrastructure and information. This edition contains an all-new chapter on the economics of cybersecurity, explaining ways to make a business case for security investments. Another new chapter addresses privacy--from data mining and identity theft, to RFID and e-voting.

New coverage also includes

  • Programming mistakes that compromise security: man-in-the-middle, timing, and privilege escalation attacks
  • Web application threats and vulnerabilities
  • Networks of compromised systems: bots, botnets, and drones
  • Rootkits--including the notorious Sony XCP
  • Wi-Fi network security challenges, standards, and techniques
  • New malicious code attacks, including false interfaces and keystroke loggers
  • Improving code quality: software engineering, testing, and liability approaches
  • Biometric authentication: capabilities and limitations
  • Using the Advanced Encryption System (AES) more effectively
  • Balancing dissemination with piracy control in music and other digital content
  • Countering new cryptanalytic attacks against RSA, DES, and SHA
  • Responding to the emergence of organized attacker groups pursuing profit

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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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Contents

Chapter 1 Is There a Security Problem in Computing?
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Chapter 2 Elementary Cryptography
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Chapter 3 Program Security
98
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About the author (2007)

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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