Computer Security: Principles and Practice

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Prentice Hall, 2008 - Computers - 798 pages
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For courses in Computer/Network Security.

In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically - and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective. The Text and Academic Authors Association have named Computer Security: Principles and Practice the winner of the Textbook Excellence Award for the best Computer Science textbook of 2008.

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I found this book to be a very good and informative book. In my opinion this was one of the better texts selected for the degree. It covers a lot of ground dealing with computer security and how to go ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 41 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

 

He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. His books include Data and Computer Communications, Eighth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2007), which has become the standard in the field.  Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

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