Security in Computing (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0130355485
ISBN-10: 0130355488
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The classic guide to information security—fully updated for the latest attacks and countermeasures

Security in Computing, Third Edition systematically demonstrates how to control failures of confidentiality, integrity, and availability in applications, databases, operating systems, and networks alike.

This sweeping revision of the field's classic guide to computer security reflects today's entirely new generation of network- and Internet-based threats and vulnerabilities, and offers practical guidance for responding to them.

  • Updated to cover wireless security, intrusion detection, AES, DRM, biometrics, honeypots, online privacy, and more
  • Security in Internet-based, distributed, desktop and traditional centralized applications
  • New attacks, including scripted vulnerability probing, denial of service, and buffer overflows—with symptoms and cures
  • Clear, accessible introduction to cryptography—without sophisticated math
  • Up-to-the-minute explanations of digital signatures, certificates, and leading-edge quantum cryptography
  • Thoroughly revamped coverage of software engineering practices designed to enhance program security
  • Expanded coverage of risk management, contingency planning, and security policies
  • Detailed presentation of protection in general-purpose and trusted operating systems
  • Extensive pedagogical resources: end-of-chapter reviews and exercises, lists of key terms, and authoritative references

Exceptionally clear and easy to understand, the book covers not only technical issues, but also law, privacy, ethics, and the physical and administrative aspects of security.

The companion website (http://www.phptr.com/pfleeger/) contains additional information, book updates, and instructor's resources.

About the Author

CHARLES P. PFLEEGER is a Master Security Architect for Cable & Wireless, the world's premier web hosting and Internet solutions provider. He regularly advises clients on secure design and implementation of network applications and architectures.

SHARI LAWRENCE PFLEEGER, senior researcher for RAND, is author of eight books on software engineering, measurement, and quality, including Software Engineering: Theory and Practice, Second Edition (Prentice Hall). She was named by The Journal of Systems and Software as one of the world's top software engineering researchers.

Foreword by Willis H. Ware.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Prentice Hall PTR; 3rd edition (December 12, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 746 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0130355488
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0130355485
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.82 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.1 x 1.3 x 9.4 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Dr Charles P Pfleeger is the co-author of Analyzing Computer Security (2011) and Security in Computing (of which the current--4th--edition, was published in 2007). An independent consultant with the Pfleeger Consulting Group, he provides computer and information security advice to commercial and government clients throughout the world. Prior to establishing his consulting practice, he was a Master Security Architect with Cable and Wireless and Exodus Communications. Serving as Director of European Operations of Trusted Information Systems (UK) Ltd, he managed to office in London and interacted with colleagues and clients in Europe.

As a professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Tennessee, he led the Chancellor's computer literacy committee and directed the first Tennessee Governor's School for the Sciences. He has lectured at many universities and industrial locations.

In his spare time he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, with which he has helped on the construction of over 100 homes for low-income families in Washington D.C. He is also an accomplished pastry chef.

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