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  • This classic text has been thoroughly updated to reflect current technologies, standards, and trends
  • Topics progress from simple and straightforward to complex and intricate
  • Easy-to-read descriptions of concepts and incidents


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 944
  • Edition: 5th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-408504-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-408504-3

The New State of the Art in Information Security: Now Covers Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, and Cyberwarfare

Students and IT and security professionals have long relied on Security in Computing as the definitive guide to computer security attacks and countermeasures. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated this classic to reflect today’s newest technologies, attacks, standards, and trends.

Security in Computing, Fifth Edition, offers complete, timely coverage of all aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. Reflecting rapidly evolving attacks, countermeasures, and computing environments, this new edition introduces best practices for authenticating users, preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and more. More than two hundred end-of-chapter exercises help the student to solidify lessons learned in each chapter.

Combining breadth, depth, and exceptional clarity, this comprehensive guide builds carefully from simple to complex topics, so you always understand all you need to know before you move forward.

You’ll start by mastering the field’s basic terms, principles, and concepts. Next, you’ll apply these basics in diverse situations and environments, learning to ”think like an attacker” and identify exploitable weaknesses. Then you will switch to defense, selecting the best available solutions and countermeasures. Finally, you’ll go beyond technology to understand crucial management issues in protecting infrastructure and data.

New coverage includes

  • A full chapter on securing cloud environments and managing their unique risks
  • Extensive new coverage of security issues associated with user—web interaction
  • New risks and techniques for safeguarding the Internet of Things
  • A new primer on threats to privacy and how to guard it
  • An assessment of computers and cyberwarfare–recent attacks and emerging risks
  • Security flaws and risks associated with electronic voting systems

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Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxxi

About the Authors xxxiii

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

1.1 What Is Computer Security? 2

1.2 Threats 6

1.3 Harm 21

1.4 Vulnerabilities 28

1.5 Controls 28

1.6 Conclusion 31

1.7 What’s Next? 32

1.8 Exercises 34

Chapter 2: Toolbox: Authentication, Access Control, and Cryptography 36

2.1 Authentication 38

2.2 Access Control 72

2.3 Cryptography 86

2.4 Exercises 127

Chapter 3: Programs and Programming 131

3.1 Unintentional (Nonmalicious) Programming Oversights 133

3.2 Malicious Code—Malware 166

3.3 Countermeasures 196

Chapter 4: The Web—User Side 232

4.1 Browser Attacks 234

4.2 Web Attacks Targeting Users 245

4.3 Obtaining User or Website Data 260

4.4 Email Attacks 267

4.5 Conclusion 277

4.6 Exercises 278

Chapter 5: Operating Systems 280

5.1 Security in Operating Systems 280

5.2 Security in the Design of Operating Systems 308

5.3 Rootkit 329

5.4 Conclusion 338

5.5 Exercises 339

Chapter 6: Networks 341

6.1 Network Concepts 342

Part I—War on Networks: Network Security Attacks 353

6.2 Threats to Network Communications 354

6.3 Wireless Network Security 374

6.4 Denial of Service 396

6.5 Distributed Denial-of-Service 421

Part II—Strategic Defenses: Security Countermeasures 432

6.6 Cryptography in Network Security 432

6.7 Firewalls 451

6.8 Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems 474

6.9 Network Management 489

6.10 Conclusion 496

6.11 Exercises 496

Chapter 7: Databases 501

7.1 Introduction to Databases 502

7.2 Security Requirements of Databases 507

7.3 Reliability and Integrity 513

7.4 Database Disclosure 518

7.5 Data Mining and Big Data 535

7.6 Conclusion 549

Chapter 8: Cloud Computing 551

8.1 Cloud Computing Concepts 551

8.2 Moving to the Cloud 553

8.3 Cloud Security Tools and Techniques 560

8.4 Cloud Identity Management 568

8.5 Securing IaaS 579

8.6 Conclusion 583

8.7 Exercises 584

Chapter 9: Privacy 586

9.1 Privacy Concepts 587

9.2 Privacy Principles and Policies 596

9.3 Authentication and Privacy 610

9.4 Data Mining 616

9.5 Privacy on the Web 619

9.6 Email Security 632

9.7 Privacy Impacts of Emerging Technologies 636

9.8 Where the Field Is Headed 644

9.9 Conclusion 645

9.10 Exercises 645

Chapter 10: Management and Incidents 647

10.1 Security Planning 647

10.2 Business Continuity Planning 658

10.3 Handling Incidents 662

10.4 Risk Analysis 668

10.5 Dealing with Disaster 686

10.6 Conclusion 699

10.7 Exercises 700

Chapter 11: Legal Issues and Ethics 702

11.1 Protecting Programs and Data 704

11.2 Information and the Law 717

11.3 Rights of Employees and Employers 725

11.4 Redress for Software Failures 728

11.5 Computer Crime 733

11.6 Ethical Issues in Computer Security 744

11.7 Incident Analysis with Ethics 750

Chapter 12: Details of Cryptography 768

12.1 Cryptology 769

12.2 Symmetric Encryption Algorithms 779

12.3 Asymmetric Encryption with RSA 795

12.4 Message Digests 799

12.5 Digital Signatures 802

12.6 Quantum Cryptography 807

12.7 Conclusion 811

Chapter 13: Emerging Topics 813

13.1 The Internet of Things 814

13.2 Economics 821

13.3 Electronic Voting 834

13.4 Cyber Warfare 841

13.5 Conclusion 850

Bibliography 851

Index 877


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