Guide to Network Security

By: David Mackey,Michael Whitman,Herbert Mattord,Andrew Green

Catalogue Number: 4PS-563J

Guide to Network Security

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781133279075
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Guide To Network Security, International Edition is a wide-ranging new text that provides a detailed review of the network security field, including essential terminology, the history of the discipline, and practical techniques to manage implementation of network security solutions. It begins with an overview of information, network, and web security, emphasizing the role of data communications and encryption. The authors then explore network perimeter defense technologies and methods, including access controls, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, as well as applied cryptography in public key infrastructure, wireless security, and web commerce. The final section covers additional topics relevant for information security practitioners, such as assessing network security, professional careers in the field, and contingency planning. Perfect for both aspiring and active IT professionals, Guide To Network Security, International Edition is an ideal resource for readers who want to help organizations protect critical information assets and secure their systems and networks, both by recognizing current threats and vulnerabilities, and by designing and developing the secure systems of the future.

Author's Biography

David Mackey, CISSP, is director of security operations consulting at ArcSight and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches graduate courses in information security. Mr. Mackey has over 15 years of IT and information security experience and currently leads a group that helps customers build or improve their security intelligence capabilities. Prior to his IT career, Mr. Mackey served as an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Army. He has written a textbook on web security and contributed to a number of additional books and papers. Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP is a Professor of Information Systems and Security in the CSIS Department at Kennesaw State University, where he is also Director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education and the coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Information Security and Assurance. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher in Information Security and Ethical Computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security and Data Communications. He has published articles in the industry's top journals and co-authors a number of books in the field, published by Course Technology. Herbert Mattord, M.B.A., CISM, CISSP completed 24 years of IT industry experience before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University in 2002. He was the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where much of the practical knowledge found in this textbook was acquired. He is currently on the Faculty at Kennesaw State University where he teaches undergraduate courses in Information Security, Data Communications, and Local Area Networks, and he is the co-author of several books published by Course Technology and an active researcher in information security management topics. Andrew Green, MSIS, has been involved in information security for 10 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 healthcare IT field, where he developed, implemented and supported software interfaces for medical facilities throughout the United States. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Green is a faculty member at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches classes in information security. Mr. Green is also a Ph.D. student at Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Green is also the co-author of the recently published Guide to Firewalls and VPNs, 3rd edition, as well as a forthcoming textbook on network and web application security.

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