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Network Security First-Step (First-Step)by Tom Thomas
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Your first step into the world of modern network security: fully updated for today's threats, defenses, tools, equipment, and techniques!
Today, every business relies on the Internet - and, therefore, every business requires strong network security. Network Security First-Step, Second Edition explains the basics of modern network security in easy language anyone can understand, even those with no previous technical experience. You will: " Discover and understand the core technologies that deliver and manage network security " Clearly understand the full spectrum of modern security threats, procedures, tools, and technologies " Understand how security components can be organized and designed to provide stronger security This edition's extensively updated coverage includes: hacker attacks, security technologies and protocols, firewalls, router security, IPsec, VPNs, wireless security, intrusion detection, security tools, and much more. All-new chapters cover security policies and procedures, as well as security guidelines and standards. The authors also present an extensive new discussion of the legal implications of security breaches and compliance. Throughout, consistent features simplify both learning and reference: -Essentials First approach begins each technical discussion with a real-world/first-step overview, organizing complex subjects into small, easy-to-understand elements -Chapter Mini Case Studies, many with simple diagrams that show how network security is typically implemented -Highlighted Keywords with definitions in boxes
Network Security first-step
Tom Thomas and Donald Stoddard
Your first step into the world of network security
Your first step to network security begins here!
No security experience required!
Computer networks are indispensible, but they also are not secure. With the proliferation of security threats, many people and companies are looking for ways to increase the security of their networks and data. Before you can effectively implement security technologies and techniques, you need to make sense of this complex and quickly evolving world of hackers and malware, as well as the tools to combat them.
Network Security First-Step, Second Edition explains the basics of network security in easy-to-grasp language that all of us can understand. This book takes you on a guided tour of the core technologies that make up and control network security. Whether you are looking to take your first step into a career in network security or simply are interested in gaining knowledge of the technology, this book is for you!
About the Author
Thomas M. Thomas II , CCIE No. 9360, CCSI, a networking professional for 15+ years, is now CIO at Qoncert (www.qoncert.com), a Cisco Gold and Learning Partner. His books include OSPF Network Design Solutions. Donald A. Stoddard Security+, MCP, has 10+ years of experience in information security. Now Information Assurance Officer for the Department of the Navy, he is responsible for policy development, analytical work, advisory services and decision-making related to Information Assurance for one of the U.S. Navy's premier R and D facilities. He was contributing author for Designing Cisco Networks.
Table of Contents
1. Here there be Hackers!
2. Security Policies
3. Processes and Procedures
4. Network Security Standards and Guidelines
5. Overview of Security Technologies
6. Security Protocols
8. Router Security
9. IPSec Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
10. Wireless Security
11. Intrusion Detection Systems and Honey Pots
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