Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security in Your World

Author: Mark Ciampa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305500377

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to protect computers and networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks, SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fifth Edition continues to present the same straightforward, practical information that has made previous editions so popular. For most students, practical computer security poses some daunting challenges: What type of attacks will antivirus software prevent? How do I set up a firewall? How can I test my computer to be sure that attackers cannot reach it through the Internet? When and how should I install Windows patches? This text is designed to help students understand the answers to these questions through a series of real-life user experiences. In addition, hands-on projects and case projects give students the opportunity to test their knowledge and apply what they have learned. SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fifth Edition contains up-to-date information on relevant topics such as protecting mobile devices and wireless local area networks. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals

Author: Mark Ciampa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111640122

Category: Computers

Page: 608

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Reflecting the latest trends and developments from the information security field, best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition, provides a complete introduction to practical network and computer security and maps to the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam. The text covers the fundamentals of network security, including compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The updated edition includes new topics, such as psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. The new edition features activities that link to the Information Security Community Site, which offers video lectures, podcats, discussion boards, additional hands-on activities and more to provide a wealth of resources and up-to-the minute information. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cyber Within

Author: Marcos Christodonte II

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615330150

Category: Computers

Page: 72

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From the back cover: "Cyber Within is a stellar portrayal of why user education on Cyber Security threats, tactics, and techniques is so critical." --Robert Lentz, President, Cyber Security Strategies and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Dept of Defense "Lack of awareness is a grand security weakness. This book provides a unique approach to help fill the gaps and would be a great addition to anyone's information security toolbox." --Kevin Beaver, independent information security consultant with Principle Logic, LLC and author of Hacking For Dummies and Security On Wheels audio programs "This is one of the most fun information security books I've read...it combines a fun storyline with easy to digest tips on information security for employees and even contains 'tear-down' tip sheets " --Dr. Anton Chuvakin, author of PCI Compliance, chuvakin.org While companies spend millions on security products, attackers continue to steal their corporate secrets (and customer data) by exploiting the asset most often ignored on the security budget - people. Organizations that want to keep their trade secrets a secret must find better ways to help employees understand the importance of security. Packed with suspenseful lessons and quick tips for employees, Cyber Within helps organizations take that challenge head-on.

CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs

Author: Mark Ciampa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133132170

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares students for real-world wireless networking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439815465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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Starting with the inception of an education program and progressing through its development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition provides authoritative coverage of nearly everything needed to create an effective training program that is compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Written by Rebecca Herold, a well-respected information security and privacy expert named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times by Computerworld magazine as well as a "Top 13 Influencer in IT Security" by IT Security Magazine, the text supplies a proven framework for creating an awareness and training program. It also: Lists the laws and associated excerpts of the specific passages that require training and awareness Contains a plethora of forms, examples, and samples in the book’s 22 appendices Highlights common mistakes that many organizations make Directs readers to additional resources for more specialized information Includes 250 awareness activities ideas and 42 helpful tips for trainers Complete with case studies and examples from a range of businesses and industries, this all-in-one resource provides the holistic and practical understanding needed to identify and implement the training and awareness methods best suited to, and most effective for, your organization. Praise for: The first edition was outstanding. The new second edition is even better ... the definitive and indispensable guide for information security and privacy awareness and training professionals, worth every cent. As with the first edition, we recommend it unreservedly.. —NoticeBored.com

Hands-On Networking Fundamentals

Author: Michael Palmer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285402758

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS, Second Edition, helps readers learn network administration from the ground up. Designed to provide a solid foundation in essential concepts and methods, this detailed introduction requires no previous experience, covering all of the critical knowledge and skills information technology professionals need to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. Like other textbooks in the Hands-On series, this highly practical guide features a variety of projects in every chapter, with activities integrated closely with core material to facilitate understanding, reinforce learning, and build essential skills at every step. Now thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in network technology, HANDS-ON-NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS,Second Edition includes up-to-date coverage of key network operating systems, wireless and cellular networking, network protocols, and other important innovations in the field. Equally useful for students beginning to explore network administration and professionals preparing for certification, this book is a reliable, effective resource for networking success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

CWSP Guide to Wireless Security

Author: Mark Ciampa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285701054

Category: Computers

Page: 580

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CWSP Guide to Wireless Security is a hands-on guide to defending wireless networks against attacks. This book prepares students for the Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) certification from Planet3. Focusing on IEEE 802.11a/b/g/pre-n wireless local area networks, this book provides extensive coverage of the latest wireless attack tools and defenses, including IEEE 802.11i, WPA, WPA2, and WIPS, along with how to design and manage a secure wireless LAN. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects at the end of each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computer and Information Security Handbook

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128039299

Category: Computers

Page: 1280

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Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements. With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries. Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more. Written by leaders in the field Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the latest security technologies, issues, and best practices Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions

Information Security Awareness

Author: Timothy P. Layton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420856324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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"Information Security Awareness: The Psychology Behind the Technology" is a book written for information security managers and organizational leaders. This text focuses on the behaviors of information systems users in an organizational setting and why this is critical to successful information security awareness programs. This book examines the link between employee behavior and companies'' safeguard policies and establishes that psychology is a key to lowering information security risks. The ultimate goal of all information security awareness programs from a business perspective is to change the behavior of users, resulting in fewer user-related errors that cause costly and destructive security incidents. Rather than taking a traditional technology-oriented approach the author has taken a unique method by exploring and discussing six key psychological aspects of people's behavior. Specifically, the author discusses how these phenomena relate to, and impact, an information security program. The six behavioral-oriented phenomena reviewed in this book are: motivation, attitude, beliefs, personality, morals, and ethics. These six phenomena are the basis for "The Psychology of Security and Technology" or POSTTM, a new framework he has created. Many organizations take the approach of "informing" their user community of their security policies, guidelines, and procedures. This would be described as a descriptive approach, meaning the users are told they must comply because management requires them to. Recent research in organizational psychology and information security awareness postulates that this approach is flawed. The descriptive-based approach does nothing to help the users internalize or justify the organizations requirements, therefore their attitudes and motivations will be lacking and ultimately produce undesirable results. A new prescriptive-based approach to information security awareness is presented in the book which leverages the POSTTM constructs. This new approach focuses on users internalizing information security messages and policies. The prescriptive approach leverages a person's internal drivers, which, if leveraged properly leads to a desirable outcome for the organization. The author purports the POSTTM framework is the foundation for a new set of information security awareness metrics. A series of newly developed psychological-based metrics could better target users and enable management by providing them with information they may not of otherwise had access to in the past. The POSTTM framework will yield new information that most organizations have

Computer Security Fundamentals

Author: Chuck Easttom

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789748904

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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One-volume coverage of all the core concepts, terminology, issues, and practical skills modern computer security professionals need to know * *The most up-to-date computer security concepts text on the market. *Strong coverage and comprehensive analysis of key attacks, including denial of service, malware, and viruses. *Covers oft-neglected subject areas such as cyberterrorism, computer fraud, and industrial espionage. *Contains end-of-chapter exercises, projects, review questions, and plenty of realworld tips. Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is designed to be the ideal one volume gateway into the entire field of computer security. It brings together thoroughly updated coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with the practical skills essential to security. Drawing on his extensive experience as both an IT professional and instructor, Chuck Easttom thoroughly covers core topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, buffer overflow, hacking, spyware, network defense, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems, and passwords. Unlike many other authors, however, he also fully addresses more specialized issues, including cyber terrorism, industrial espionage and encryption - including public/private key systems, digital signatures, and certificates. This edition has been extensively updated to address the latest issues and technologies, including cyberbullying/cyberstalking, session hijacking, steganography, and more. Its examples have been updated to reflect the current state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. End-of-chapter exercises, projects, and review questions guide readers in applying the knowledge they've gained, and Easttom offers many tips that readers would otherwise have to discover through hard experience.

Secure Programming with Static Analysis

Author: Brian Chess,Jacob West

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132702027

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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The First Expert Guide to Static Analysis for Software Security! Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know that their code will be safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis gives users the ability to review their work with a fine-toothed comb and uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to security vulnerabilities. Now, there’s a complete guide to static analysis: how it works, how to integrate it into the software development processes, and how to make the most of it during security code review. Static analysis experts Brian Chess and Jacob West look at the most common types of security defects that occur today. They illustrate main points using Java and C code examples taken from real-world security incidents, showing how coding errors are exploited, how they could have been prevented, and how static analysis can rapidly uncover similar mistakes. This book is for everyone concerned with building more secure software: developers, security engineers, analysts, and testers.

The Basics of Information Security

Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

Author: Jason Andress

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128008121

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects. Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbook Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security Provides a broad view of the information security field in a concise manner All-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176081

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage and authoritative information from seasoned experts to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it introduces readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hospital and Healthcare Security

Author: Tony W York,Don MacAlister

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124200621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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Building on the foundation of the previous five editions, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition includes new and updated chapters to reflect the current state of healthcare security, particularly in data security and patient privacy, patient-generated violence, and emergency preparedness and management. The recognized leading text in the healthcare security industry, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition explains the basics as well as higher expertise concerns, such as the roles of design, emergency management, and policy. Conveying a wide spectrum of topics in an easy to comprehend format, Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition provides a fresh perspective for healthcare security professionals to better prepare for security issue before they occur. Offers a quick-start section for hospital administrators who need an overview of security issues and best practices. Includes a sample request for proposals (RFP) for healthcare security services and incident report classifications. General principles clearly laid out so readers can apply internationally recognized industry standards most appropriate to their own environment. The new edition includes materials that address the latest issues of concern to healthcare security professionals, including security design, emergency management, off-campus programs and services, and best practices in mitigating patient-generated violence.

Building an Information Security Awareness Program

Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats

Author: Bill Gardner,Valerie Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012419981X

Category: Computers

Page: 214

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The best defense against the increasing threat of social engineering attacks is Security Awareness Training to warn your organization's staff of the risk and educate them on how to protect your organization's data. Social engineering is not a new tactic, but Building an Security Awareness Program is the first book that shows you how to build a successful security awareness training program from the ground up. Building an Security Awareness Program provides you with a sound technical basis for developing a new training program. The book also tells you the best ways to garner management support for implementing the program. Author Bill Gardner is one of the founding members of the Security Awareness Training Framework. Here, he walks you through the process of developing an engaging and successful training program for your organization that will help you and your staff defend your systems, networks, mobile devices, and data. Forewords written by Dave Kennedy and Kevin Mitnick! The most practical guide to setting up a Security Awareness training program in your organization Real world examples show you how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what you can do to keep you and your data safe Learn how to propose a new program to management, and what the benefits are to staff and your company Find out about various types of training, the best training cycle to use, metrics for success, and methods for building an engaging and successful program

Build a Security Culture

Author: Kai Roer

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1849287171

Category: Computers

Page: 114

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Understand how to create a culture that promotes cyber security within the workplace. Using his own experiences, the author highlights the underlying cause for many successful and easily preventable attacks.

Microsoft Access 2013: Illustrated Brief

Author: Lisa Friedrichsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285093291

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering Microsoft Access 2013 quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series’ hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IoT Fundamentals

Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things

Author: David Hanes,Gonzalo Salgueiro,Patrick Grossetete,Rob Barton,Jerome Henry

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134307089

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Today, billions of devices are Internet-connected, IoT standards and protocols are stabilizing, and technical professionals must increasingly solve real problems with IoT technologies. Now, five leading Cisco IoT experts present the first comprehensive, practical reference for making IoT work. IoT Fundamentals brings together knowledge previously available only in white papers, standards documents, and other hard-to-find sources—or nowhere at all. The authors begin with a high-level overview of IoT and introduce key concepts needed to successfully design IoT solutions. Next, they walk through each key technology, protocol, and technical building block that combine into complete IoT solutions. Building on these essentials, they present several detailed use cases, including manufacturing, energy, utilities, smart+connected cities, transportation, mining, and public safety. Whatever your role or existing infrastructure, you’ll gain deep insight what IoT applications can do, and what it takes to deliver them. Fully covers the principles and components of next-generation wireless networks built with Cisco IOT solutions such as IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi), IEEE 802.15.4-2015 (Mesh), and LoRaWAN Brings together real-world tips, insights, and best practices for designing and implementing next-generation wireless networks Presents start-to-finish configuration examples for common deployment scenarios Reflects the extensive first-hand experience of Cisco experts

Introduction to Healthcare Information Technology

Author: Mark Ciampa,Mark Revels

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285402391

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a valuable resource for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field by providing the foundation that will help prepare for the CompTIA HIT certificate exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Computers

Author: Gary Shelly,Steven Freund,Misty Vermaat

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 143908131X

Category: Computers

Page: 40

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Get ready to learn about today’s digital world with Essential Introduction to Computers. This concise text provides a visually-engaging introduction to the most current information on computers and technology. Students will gain an understanding of the essential computer concepts they need to know to help them be successful in today’s computing world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.