Computer Communications and Networks

Guide to Computer Network Security

Authors: Kizza, Joseph Migga

  • Fully revised and updated new edition, covering developments in virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile systems that have extended the boundaries of the traditional computer network
  • Includes both quick and more thought-provoking advanced exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as an entire chapter devoted to laboratory exercises
  • Provides supporting material for lecturers and students at an associated website, including an instructor’s manual, slides, solutions, and laboratory materials
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About this Textbook

This comprehensive guide exposes the security risks and vulnerabilities of computer networks and networked devices, offering advice on developing improved algorithms and best practices for enhancing system security. Fully revised and updated, this new edition embraces a broader view of computer networks that encompasses agile mobile systems and social networks. Features: provides supporting material for lecturers and students, including an instructor’s manual, slides, solutions, and laboratory materials; includes both quick and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter; devotes an entire chapter to laboratory exercises; discusses flaws and vulnerabilities in computer network infrastructures and protocols; proposes practical and efficient solutions to security issues; explores the role of legislation, regulation, and law enforcement in maintaining computer and computer network security; examines the impact of developments in virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile systems.

About the authors

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is a Professor and Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN, USA. Among his other publications is the successful Springer textbook Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The book is an exhaustive survey on computer network security. It presents theoretical, practical problems and applications related to cyberspace security in general and computer network security in particular. … this is a very well designed and implemented book that could be used by beginners and professionals in the field of computer network security.” (Todor Todorov, zbMATH, Vol. 1278, 2014)

“Kizza (Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga) includes a thorough primer on networking fundamentals and security concepts that will be helpful for readers with a range of expertise. … This is an accessible and illustrative read on the topic … . It will be useful for students and anyone curious about societal and personal concerns over the safety of networks in homes, offices, big business, and government. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers.” (T. D. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Computer Network Fundamentals

    Kizza, Joseph Migga

    Pages 3-41

  • Understanding Computer Network Security

    Kizza, Joseph Migga

    Pages 43-59

  • Security Threats to Computer Networks

    Kizza, Joseph Migga

    Pages 63-88

  • Computer Network Vulnerabilities

    Kizza, Joseph Migga

    Pages 89-105

  • Cyber Crimes and Hackers

    Kizza, Joseph Migga

    Pages 107-132

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  • Download immediately after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Computer Network Security
Authors
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4543-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4543-1
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIV, 521
Number of Illustrations and Tables
106 b/w illustrations
Topics