Guide to Firewalls and VPNs

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Cengage Learning, Dec 20, 2012 - Computers - 368 pages
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Firewalls are among the best-known network security tools in use today, and their critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are most effective when backed by thoughtful security planning, well-designed security policies, and integrated support from anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and related tools. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs, THIRD EDITION explores firewalls in the context of these critical elements, providing an in-depth guide that focuses on both managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. The text also features an abundant selection of realistic projects and cases incorporating cutting-edge technology and current trends, giving students the opportunity to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they will need as working professionals. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs includes new and updated cases and projects, enhanced coverage of network security and VPNs, and information on relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines used by businesses and information technology professionals.
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Contents

Introduction to Information Security
1
Security Policies and Standards
33
Authenticating Users
67
Introduction to Firewalls
97
Packet Filtering
143
Firewall Configuration and Administration
179
Working with Proxy Servers and ApplicationLevel Firewalls
209
Implementing the Bastion Host
237
EncryptionThe Foundation for the Virtual Private Network
261
Setting up a Virtual Private Network
293
Appendix A Setting up and Operating a Software Firewall
323
Glossary
329
Index
337
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Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP is a Professor of Information Security at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, where he is also the Executive Director of the KSU/Coles College of Business Center for Information Security Education. In 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, under his direction the Center for Information Security Education spearheaded KSU's successful bid for the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence recognitions (CAE/IAE and CAE IA/CD) awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Dr. Whitman is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Information Security Education Journal, and Director of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher and author in Information Security Policy, Threats, and Curriculum Development, as well as Ethical Computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security. Dr. Whitman has several information security textbooks currently in print - Principles of Information Security, 5th Ed., Management of Information Security, 5th Ed., Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security, Volumes I and II, The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual, 4th Ed., Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery, 2nd Ed., The Guide to Network Security and The Guide to Firewalls and Network Security, 3rd Ed. all from Cengage Learning. He has published articles in Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of International Business Studies, Information and Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Whitman is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA and the Association for Information Systems. Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Whitman was an officer in the U.S. Army, where he had the responsibilities of ADPSSO (Automated Data Processing System Security Officer).

Herbert Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP completed 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University, where he is Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance program. Dr. Mattord currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security & Assurance as well as Information Systems. He and Michael Whitman are the authors of Principles of Information Security, 5th Ed, Management of Information Security, 5th Ed, Readings and Cases in the Management of Information Security, Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery, 2nd Ed, The Guide to Network Security, and The Hands-On Information Security Lab Manual, 4th Ed all from Cengage Learning. Dr. Mattord is an active researcher and author in Information Security Management and related topics. He has published articles in the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Information Security Education, the Journal of Executive Education, and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking. Dr. Mattord is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA, and the Association for Information Systems. During his career as an IT practitioner, Dr. Mattord was an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University: San Marcos. He was formerly the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where much of the practical knowledge found in this and other textbooks was acquired.

Andrew Green has been involved in information security for nine years, offering consulting services that focus primarily on the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to becoming a full-time information security consultant, Mr. Green worked in the health care IT field, where he developed and supported transcription interfaces for medical facilities throughout the United States. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Green is faculty member at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches classes in information security, database management, and Web development.

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