Network and System Security

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John R. Vacca
Elsevier, Feb 27, 2010 - Computers - 408 pages

Network and System Security provides focused coverage of network and system security technologies. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of network and systems security issues. Chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Coverage includes building a secure organization; cryptography; system intrusion; UNIX and Linux security; Internet security, intranet security; LAN security; wireless network security; cellular network security, RFID security, and more. This compilation of 13 chapters is tightly focused and ideally suited as an essential desk reference in this high-growth subject area.

  • Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of system and network security, providing a new level of technical expertise not found elsewhere
  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of the subject area allows the reader to put current technologies to work
  • Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions
 

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Contents

Building a Secure Organization
1
A Cryptography Primer
33
Preventing System Intrusions
59
Guarding Against Network Intrusions
83
Unix and Linux Security
109
Eliminating the Security Weakness of Linux and UNIX Operating Systems
127
Internet Security
149
The Botnet Problem
193
Intranet Security
217
Local Area Network Security
245
Wireless Network Security
275
Cellular Network Security
299
Radio Frequency Identification Security
333
Index
361
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About the author (2010)

John Vacca is an information technology consultant, researcher, professional writer, Editor, reviewer, and internationally-known best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored/edited 79 books (some of his most recent books include):

  • Security in the Private Cloud (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (September 1, 2016))
  • Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 19, 2016))
  • Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (January 14, 2015))
  • Network and System Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
  • Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
  • Managing Information Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013))
  • Computer and Information Security Handbook, 2E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (May 31, 2013))
  • Identity Theft (Cybersafety) (Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2012))
  • System Forensics, Investigation, And Response (Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (September 24, 2010))
  • Managing Information Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010))
  • Network and Systems Security (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (March 29, 2010))
  • Computer and Information Security Handbook, 1E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (June 2, 2009))
  • Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems (Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books (March 16, 2007))
  • Practical Internet Security (Hardcover): (Publisher: Springer (October 18, 2006))
  • Optical Networking Best Practices Handbook (Hardcover): (Publisher: Wiley-Interscience (November 28, 2006))
  • Guide to Wireless Network Security (Publisher: Springer (August 19, 2006))

He has written more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security and aerospace technology (copies of articles and books are available upon request).

John was also a configuration management specialist, computer specialist, and the computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program, from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995.

In addition, John is also an independent online book reviewer. Finally, John was one of the security consultants for the MGM movie titled: "AntiTrust," which was released on January 12, 2001. A detailed copy of Johns author bio can be viewed at URL: http://www.johnvacca.com. John can be reached at: john2164@windstream.net.

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