Computer Security

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Wiley, Jan 18, 2006 - Computers - 374 pages
This is a brand new edition of the best-selling computer security book. Written for self-study and course use, this book will suit a variety of introductory and more advanced security programmes for students of computer science, engineering and related disciplines. Technical and project managers will also find that the broad coverage offers a great starting point for discovering underlying issues and provides a means of orientation in a world populated by a bewildering array of competing security systems.
  • Comprehensive reference covering fundamental principles of computer security
  • Thinking about security within the initial design of a system is a theme that runs through the book
  • A top-down approach.
  • No active previous experience of security issues is necessary making this accessible to Software Developers and Managers whose responsibilities span any technical aspects of IT security
  • Provides sections on Windows NT, CORBA and Java

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CHAPTER2 Foundations of Computer Security
CHAPTER3 Identification and Authentication
CHAPTER4 Access Control

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About the author (2006)

Dieter Gollmann is Professor for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology. He is also a visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London and Adjunct Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. Previously he was a researcher in Information Security at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

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