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Security in Computing (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition
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From the Back Cover
The classic guide to information securityfully 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 overflowswith symptoms and cures
- Clear, accessible introduction to cryptographywithout 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.
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,918,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All in all, this is the best general purpose computer security book available. It belongs on the bookshelf of every practicing professional. But you won't want to leave it there - take it down when you need to work in an unfamiliar area. It will help bring you up to speed and point you towards more specialized resources.
Minor caution: This is not a book for security beginners, and it helps to have some background in computer architecture, networks, databases and/or administration. But if you've got that, you won't find a better book. And if you don't this book provides enough ground work for quick studies to understand new security material.
J Holleran, CISSP
Retired Technical Director
National Computer Security Center
I had it because it was required by the class (about 10 years ago). I didn't like it but thought it was my fault for not understanding at that time. Now I know a little better about the field and when I read it again, I found it was really bad: the materials are organized not in a logic manner; it is pretty random about what it covers in more detail, what less - mostly just stacking up stuff, plus repetition without much a point; hardly any insightful explanation beyond copying materials that you probably can find more easily by google or wikipedia; even the text typing and diagram quality is poor and inconsistent ...