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• Comprehensive treatment of user authentication and access control.
• Unified approach to intrusion detection and firewalls – Gives students a solid understanding of the threats and countermeasures.
• More detailed coverage of software security than other texts – Provides sufficient material on an issue vital to a complete computer security strategy.
• Exploration of management issues – Asserts that "soft" issues are just as important as technical defenses in computer security.
• Systematic, comprehensive discussion of malicious software and denial of service attacks (the major threats to computer systems).
• Coverage of Linux and Windows Vista – Addresses the most widely used operating systems.
• Up-to-date coverage of database security.
• Thorough overview of cryptography, authentication, and digital signatures – Provides a solid yet concise overview of the fundamental algorithms and techniques underlying network security.
• Internet security – Coverage addresses network-based issues of importance for computer security.
• Companion Website -- Access textbook-related resources and support materials for students and instructors maintained by the author.
• Student Resource Site -- Access a wealth of computer science-related information including mathematics reviews, how-to documents, research resources, and career explorations maintained by the author.
• Extensive use of case studies and examples – Provides real-world context to the text material.
• Unparalleled support for including a projects component with the course – The Instructor's Manual not only includes guidance on how to assign and structure the projects, but also includes a set of suggested projects that covers a broad range of topics from the text. Four types of projects are supported in the Instructor's Manual:
– Research Projects: A series of research assignments that instruct the student to research a particular topic on the Internet and write a report.
– Hacking assignments: A series of hacking problems for the student to experiment with.
– Reading/Report Assignments: A list of papers in the literature, one for each chapter, that can be assigned for the student to read and then write a short report.
– Writing Assignments: A list of suggested writing assignments
• A text-specific web page for student and instructor support, including:
– Links to important sites, organized according to the chapters of the book, so that the student can visit sites related to the material currently being studied to get up-to-date and supplementary information.
– Links to course pages by professors teaching from the book. This can give other instructors useful ideas.
– Transparency masters of figures and tables from the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
– An errata sheet for the book.
– A set of PowerPoint slides for use in lecturing
– A set of course notes in PDF that can be used as a handout.
– An Internet mailing list that enables instructors using the book to exchange information, suggestions, and questions with each other and the author. Sign-up information for the mailing list is provided at the web site.
• Numerous homework problems in a wide range of difficulty along with numerous review questions.
– An Instructor's Manual contains solutions to all problems and questions.
• Extensive use of figures and tables to clarify concepts.
• List of key words, recommended reading list, and recommended Web sites at the end of each chapter.
• Glossary at the end of the book.
• List of acronyms on back endpaper.
<>Computer Security: Principles and Practice
William Stallings and Lawrie Brown
A thorough, up-to-date survey of the entire discipline of computer security.
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Throughout, the authors focus on core principles, showing how they unify the field of computer securuity and demonstrating their applications in real-world systems and networks. They examine alternate design approaches to meeting security requirements and illuminate the standards that are central to today's security solutions.
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William Stallings has won the Best Computer Science and Engineering Textbook award seven times. His Prentice Hall books include Operating Systems; Cryptography and Network Security; and Data and Computer Communications. Stallings consults widely with technology providers, customers, and researchers. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. Dr. Lawrie Brown is Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.
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Computer Security and Statistical Databases
Introduction to Network-Based Intrusion Detection Systems
Role-Based Access Control in Computer Security
Notation Preface Chapter 0 Reader's and Instructor's Guide
0.1 Outline of the Book
0.2 A Roadmap for Readers and Instructors
0.3 Internet and Web Resources
0.4 StandardsChapter 1 Overview
1.1 Computer Security Concepts
1.2 Threats, Attacks, and Assets
1.3 Security Functional Requirements
1.4 A Security Architecture for Open Systems
1.5 The Scope of Computer Security
1.6 Computer Security Trends
1.7 Computer Security Strategy
1.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
1.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 1A Signficant Security Standards and DocumentsPART ONE COMPUTER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY AND PRINCIPLES Chapter 2 Cryptographic Tools
2.1 Confidentiality with Symmetric Encryption
2.2 Message Authentication and Hash Functions
2.3 Public-Key Encryption
2.4 Digital Signatures and Key Management
2.5 Random and Pseudorandom Numbers
2.6 Practical Application: Encryption of Stored Data
2.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
2.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 3 User Authentication
3.1 Means of Authentication
3.2 Password-Based Authentication
3.3 Token-Based Authentication
3.4 Biometric Authentication
3.5 Remote User Authentication
3.6 Security Issues for User Authentication
3.7 Practical Application: An Iris Biometric System
3.8 Case Study: Security Problems for ATM Systems
3.9 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
3.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 4 Access Control
4.1 Access Control Principles
4.2 Subjects, Objects, and Access Rights
4.3 Discretionary Access Control
4.4 Example: UNIX File Access Control
4.5 Role-Based Access Control
4.6 Case Study: RBAC System for a Bank
4.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
4.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 5 Database Security
5.1 Relational Databases
5.2 Database Access Control
5.4 Statistical Databases
5.5 Database Encryption
5.6 Recommended Reading
5.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 6 Intrusion Detection
6.2 Intrusion Detection
6.3 Host-Based Intrusion Detection
6.4 Distributed Host-Based Intrusion Detection
6.5 Network-Based Intrusion Detection
6.6 Distributed Adaptive Intrusion Detection
6.7 Intrustion Detection Exchange Format
6.9 Example System: Snort
6.10 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
6.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 6A:The Base-Rate FallacyChapter 7 Malicious Software
7.1 Types of Malicious Software
7.3 Virus Countermeasures
7.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
7.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 8 Denial of Service
8.1 Denial of Service Attacks
8.2 Flooding Attacks
8.3 Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
8.4 Reflector and Amplifier Attacks
8.5 Defenses Against Denial of Service Attacks
8.6 Responding to a Denial of Service Attack
8.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
8.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 9 Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
9.1 The Need for Firewalls
9.2 Firewall Characteristics
9.3 Types of Firewalls
9.4 Firewall Basing
9.5 Firewall Location and Configurations
9.6 Intrusion Prevention Systems
9.7 Example: Unified Threat Management Products
9.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
9.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 10 Trusted Computing and Multilevel Security
10.1 The Bell-LaPadula Model for Computer Security
10.2 Other Formal Models for Computer Security
10.3 The Concept of Trusted Systems
10.4 Application of Multilevel Security
10.5 Trusted Computing and the Trusted Platform Module
10.6 Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation
10.7 Assurance and Evaluation
10.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
10.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsPART TWO SOFTWARE SECURITY Chapter 11 Buffer Overflow
11.1 Stack Overflows
11.2 Defending Against Buffer Overflows
11.3 Other Forms of Overflow Attacks
11.4 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
11.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 12 Other Software Security Issues
12.1 Software Security Issues
12.2 Handling Program Input
12.3 Writing Safe Program Code
12.4 Interacting with the Operating System
12.5 Handling Program Input
12.6 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
12.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsPART THREE MANAGEMENT ISSUES Chapter 13 Physical and Infrastructure Security
13.2 Physical Security Threats
13.3 Physical Security Prevention and Mitigation Measures
13.4 Recovery from Physical Security Breaches
13.5 Threat Assessment, Planning, and Plan Implementation
13.6 Example: A Corporate Physical Security Policy.
13.7 Integration of Physical and Logical Security
13.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
13.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 14 Human Factors
14.1 Security Awareness, Training, and Education
14.2 Organizational Security Policy
14.3 Employment Practices and Policies
14.4 E-Mail and Internet Use Policies
14.5 Example: A Corporate Security Policy Document
14.6 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
14.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 14A: Security Awareness Standard of Good Practice
Appendix 14B: Security Policy Standard of Good PracticeChapter 15 Security Auditing
15.1 Security Auditing Architecture
15.2 The Security Audit Trail
15.3 Implementing the Logging Function
15.4 Audit Trail Analysis
15.5 Example: An Integrated Approach
15.6 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
15.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 16 IT Security Management and Risk Assessment
16.1 IT Security Management
16.2 Organizational Context and Security Policy
16.3 Security Risk Assessment
16.4 Detailed Security Risk Analysis
16.5 Case Study: Silver Star Mines
16.6 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
16.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 17 IT Security Controls, Plans and Procedures
17.1 IT Security Management Implementation
17.2 Security Controls or Safeguards
17.3 IT Security Plan
17.4 Implementation of Controls
17.5 Implementation Followup
17.6 Case Study: Silver Star Mines
17.7 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
17.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 18 Legal and Ethical Aspects
18.1 Cybercrime and Computer Crime
18.2 Intellectual Property
18.4 Ethical Issues
18.5 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
18.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 18A: Information Privacy Standard of Good PracticePART FOUR CRYPTOGRAPHIC ALGORITHMS Chapter 19 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality
19.1 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality
19.2 Data Encryption Standard
19.3 Advanced Encryption Standard
19.4 Stream Ciphers and RC4
19.5 Cipher Block Modes of Operation
19.6 Location of Symmetric Encryption Devices
19.7 Key Distribution
19.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
19.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 20 Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication
20.1 Secure Hash Functions
20.3 The RSA Public-Key Encryption Algorithm
20.4 Diffie-Hellman and Other Asymmetric Algorithms
20.5 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
20.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsPART FIVE INTERNET SECURITY Chapter 21 Internet Security Protocols and Standards
21.1 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
21.2 IPv4 and IPv6 Security
21.3 Secure Email and S/MIME
21.4 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
21.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 21A Radix-64 ConversionChapter 22 Internet Authentication Applications
22.3 Public-Key Infrastructure
22.4 Federated Identity Management
22.5 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
22.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsPART SIX OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY* Chapter 23 Linux Security
23.2 Linux's Security Model
23.3 The Linux DAC in Depth: Filesystem Security
23.4 Linux Vulnerabilities
23.5 Linux System Hardening
23.6 Application Security
23.7 Mandatory Access Controls
23.8 Recommended Reading and Web Sites
23.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and ProblemsChapter 24 Windows Security
–Windows Security Basics
–Windows User Security
–Windows Network SecurityAPPENDICES Appendix A Some Aspects of Number Theory
A.1 Prime and Relatively Prime Numbers
A.2 Modular Arithmetic
A.3 Fermat's and Euler's TheoremsAppendix B Random and Pseudorandom Number Generation
B.1 The Use of Random Numbers
B.2 Pseudorandom Number Generators (PRNGs)
B.3 True Random Number Generators
Appendix C Projects for Teaching Computer Security
C.1 Research Projects
C.2 Programming Projects
C.3 Laboratory Exercises
C.4 Writing Assignments
C.5 Reading/Report AssignmentsREFERENCES INDEX LIST OF ACRONYMS ONLINE APPENDICES Appendix D Standards and Standard-Setting Organizations
A.1 The Importance of Standards
A.2 Internet Standards and the Internet Society
A.3 National Institute of Standards and Technology
A.5 ISOAppendix E TCP/IP Protocol Architecture Appendix F Glossary