From the Back Cover
The definitive formula for computer security, from power outages to theft and sabotage
Whether you are in charge of many computers, or even one important one, there are immediate steps you can take to safeguard your company's computer system and its contents. The Computer Security Handbook provides a readable and comprehensive resource for protecting computer mainframe systems and PC networks. This Fourth Edition continues a long tradition of maintaining highly regarded industry guidelines for detecting virtually every possible threat to your system and prescribes specific actions you can take to eliminate them.
The collected chapters are written by renowned industry professionals. Requiring minimal technical knowledge to understand, covered topics include: foundations of computer security, threats and vulnerabilities, prevention (technical defenses and human factors), detection, remediation, management's role, and other considerations such as using encryption internationally, anonymity and identity in cyberspace, and censorship.
Protect the information and networks that are vital to your organization with Computer Security Handbook, Fourth Edition.
About the Author
SEYMOUR BOSWORTH, CDP , is president of S. Bosworth & Associates, Plainview, New York, a management consulting firm active in computing applications for banking, commerce, and industry. Since 1972 Bosworth has been a contributing editor to all four editions of the Computer Security Handbook, and he has written many articles and lectured extensively about computer security and other technical and managerial subjects. He has been responsible for design and manufacture, system analysis, programming, and operations of both digital and analog computers.
M. E. KABAY, PhD, is Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Norwich University, where he is also director of the graduate program in Information Assurance. During his career, he has worked as an operating systems internals and database performance specialist for Hewlett-Packard, an operations manager at a large service bureau, and a consultant in operations, performance, and security.