Introduction to Computer and Network Security

Introduction to Computer and Network Security

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Guides Students in Understanding the Interactions between Computing/Networking Technologies and Security Issues Taking an interactive, qlearn-by-doingq approach to teaching, Introduction to Computer and Network Security: Navigating Shades of Gray gives you a clear course to teach the technical issues related to security. Unlike most computer security books, which concentrate on software design and implementation, cryptographic tools, or networking issues, this text also explores how the interactions between hardware, software, and users affect system security. The book presents basic principles and concepts, along with examples of current threats to illustrate how the principles can either enable or neutralize exploits. Students see the importance of these concepts in existing and future technologies. In a challenging yet enjoyable way, they learn about a variety of technical topics, including current security exploits, technical factors that enable attacks, and economic and social factors that determine the security of future systems. Extensively classroom-tested, the material is structured around a set of challenging projects. Through staging exploits and choosing countermeasures to neutralize the attacks in the projects, students learn: How computer systems and networks operate How to reverse-engineer processes How to use systems in ways that were never foreseen (or supported) by the original developers Combining hands-on work with technical overviews, this text helps you integrate security analysis into your technical computing curriculum. It will educate your students on security issues, such as side-channel attacks, and deepen their understanding of how computers and networks work.For example, carving can recover image files that are stored with other file names or in regions of the disk that are not included in the directory structure, a€c Create forensic images of disks that retain deleted files and slack regions of disks that retain evidence perpetrators have tried to ... In order to avoid failure, SD-card manufacturers implement a process called leveling that changes the physical locationsanbsp;...


Title:Introduction to Computer and Network Security
Author: Richard R. Brooks
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-08-19
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