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Network Defense and Countermeasures: Principles and Practices, Third Edition is designed to be the ideal one-volume gateway into the field of network defense. It brings together thoroughly updated coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with the practical skills essential to network defense. Drawing on his extensive experience as both an IT professional and instructor, Chuck Easttom thoroughly covers core topics such as practical applications of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, encryption fundamentals, operating system hardening, defending against virus attacks, Trojan horses and spyware, Ransomware, malware, security policies and security standards. Unlike many other authors, however, he also fully addresses more specialized issues, including cryptrography, industrial espionage and encryption - including public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Network Security
Chapter 2: Types of Attacks
Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Firewalls
Chapter 4: Firewall Practical Applications
Chapter 5: Intrusion Detection Systems
Chapter 6: Encryption Fundamentals
Chapter 7: Virtual Private Networks
Chapter 8: Operating System Hardening
Chapter 9: Defending Against Virus Attacks
Chapter 10: Defending against Trojan Horses, Spyware, and Adware
Chapter 11: Security Policies
Chapter 12: Assessing System Security
Chapter 13: Security Standards
Chapter 14: Physical Security and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 15: Techniques Used by Attackers
Chapter 16: Introduction to Forensics
Chapter 17: Cyber Terrorism
Appendix A: References