Elements of Computer Security

By David Salomon

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This accessible book examines the physical security of computer hardware, networks, and digital data, introduces different forms of rogue software, discusses methods for prevention and defense, and describes a selection of viruses, worms and Trojans in detail.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9005-2
  • 396 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $39.95
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As our society grows ever more reliant on computers, so it also becomes more vulnerable to computer crime. Cyber attacks have been plaguing computer users since the 1980s, and computer security experts are predicting that smart telephones and other mobile devices will also become the targets of cyber security threats in the future. Developed from the author's successful Springer guide to Foundations of Computer Security, this accessible textbook/reference is fully updated and enhanced with resources for students and tutors. Topics and features: examines the physical security of computer hardware, networks, and digital data; introduces the different forms of rogue software (or malware), discusses methods for preventing and defending against malware, and describes a selection of viruses, worms and Trojans in detail; investigates the important threats to network security, and explores the subjects of authentication, spyware, and identity theft; discusses issues of privacy and trust in the online world, including children's privacy and safety; includes appendices which discuss the definition, meaning, and history of the term hacker, introduce the language of 'l33t Speak', and provide a detailed virus timeline; provides numerous exercises and examples throughout the text, in addition to a Glossary of terms used in the book; supplies additional resources at the associated website, http://www.DavidSalomon.name/, including an introduction to cryptography, and answers to the exercises. Clearly and engagingly written, this concise textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate classes on computer security. The book is mostly non-mathematical, and is suitable for anyone familiar with the basic concepts of computers and computations.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Physical Security.
  2. Viruses.
  3. Worms.
  4. Trojan Horses.
  5. Examples of Malware.
  6. Prevention and Defense.
  7. Network Security.
  8. Authentication.
  9. Spyware.
  10. Identity Theft.
  11. Privacy and Trust.
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