Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction

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2019-10-01
248 pages

Book Description

High-level overview of the information field. Covers key concepts like confidentiality, integrity, and availability, then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, , application, and operating system .

In this high-level survey of the information security field, best-selling author Jason Andress covers the basics of a wide variety of topics, from authentication and authorization to maintaining confidentiality and performing penetration testing.

Using real-world security breaches as examples, Foundations of Information Security explores common applications of these concepts, such as operations security, network , hardening and patching operating systems, securing devices, as well as tools for assessing the security of hosts and applications.

You'll also learn the basics of topics like:

  • Multifactor authentication and how biometrics and hardware tokens can be used to harden the authentication process
  • The behind modern , including symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, hashes, and certificates
  • The laws and regulations that protect systems and data
  • Anti-malware tools, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems
  • Vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows and race conditions

A valuable resource for beginning security professionals, network systems administrators, or anyone new to the field, Foundations of Information Security is a great place to start your journey into the dynamic and rewarding field of information security.

Book Details

  • Title: Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction
  • Author:
  • Length: 248 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2019-10-01
  • ISBN-10: 1718500041
  • ISBN-13: 9781718500044