Computer Security: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition) by William Stallings, Lawrie Brown

By William Stallings, Lawrie Brown

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Computer safety: ideas and perform, 3rd variation, is perfect for classes in Computer/Network protection. It additionally offers a pretty good, up to date reference or self-study instructional for approach engineers, programmers, approach managers, community managers, product advertising body of workers, method aid specialists.

In contemporary years, the necessity for schooling in desktop defense and comparable themes has grown dramatically—and is vital for an individual learning machine technology or laptop Engineering. this is often the single textual content on hand to supply built-in, finished, up to date assurance of the huge variety of themes during this topic. as well as an in depth pedagogical application, the ebook offers extraordinary aid for either learn and modeling initiatives, giving scholars a broader standpoint.

It covers all defense issues thought of center within the EEE/ACM computing device technology Curriculum. This textbook can be utilized to prep for CISSP Certification, and contains in-depth assurance of laptop safeguard, expertise and rules, software program safeguard, administration concerns, Cryptographic Algorithms, web safety and more.

The textual content and educational Authors organization named machine safeguard: ideas and perform, First variation, the winner of the Textbook Excellence Award for the simplest laptop technology textbook of 2008.

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Security mechanisms typically involve more than a particular algorithm or ­protocol. , an encryption key), which raises questions about the ­creation, distribution, and protection of that secret information. There may also be a reliance on communications protocols whose behavior may complicate the task of developing the security mechanism. For example, if the proper functioning of the security mechanism requires setting time limits on the ­transit time of a message from sender to receiver, then any protocol or network that introduces variable, unpredictable delays may render such time limits meaningless.

10 Chapter 0 / Reader’s and Instructor’s Guide • ISO: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)1 is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. ISO is a nongovernmental organization that ­promotes the development of standardization and related activities with a view to ­facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing ­cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological, and economic activity. ISO’s work results in international agreements that are published as International Standards.

Countermeasure An action, device, procedure, or technique that reduces a threat, a vulnerability, or an attack by eliminating or preventing it, by minimizing the harm it can cause, or by discovering and reporting it so that corrective action can be taken. Risk An expectation of loss expressed as the probability that a particular threat will exploit a particular vulnerability with a particular harmful result. Security Policy A set of rules and practices that specify or regulate how a system or organization provides security services to protect sensitive and critical system resources.

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