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Publisher Comments:

In today's online, connected world where computers outsell TVs and e-commerce sales surpass those of "brick-and-mortar" stores, secure network environments are a necessity. Weaknesses within networks have led to the rapid growth of identity theft and computer virus outbreaks, so the demand for skilled and aspiring system administrators who can protect networks is growing. If you are tasked with protecting your networks from these threats, or are studying security, Introduction to Network Security will help you increase your understanding of potential threats, learn how to apply practical mitigation options, and react to attacks quickly. The book teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to design, develop, implement, analyze, and maintain networks and network protocols. It explains how these systems currently operate and the limitations that lead to security weaknesses. All of the fundamental issues needed to understand network security, including the definition of security terms, security ethics, the OSI network model, and cryptography for networks are covered in detail. The book focuses on the seven layers in the OSI network model by describing each overall layer, its security role, common vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques. The discussion of each layer is followed by explicit examples of common protocols within the layer and their respective security issues. The last part of the book explores the common risks for secure network design and development, including the impact of modularity on security and a summary of the general security issues. If you are new to network security, a general IT administrator, or a student, this is a must-have a resource to help ensure that you have the skills and knowledge required to protect your networks!

Book News Annotation:

After reviewing some network theory and basic cryptography, this guide identifies the security risks at the physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, and application layers of the OSI stack. The author explains common wired and wireless protocols, threats from ARP attacks, internet protocol (IP), the domain name system (DNS), the secure socket layer (SSL) protocol, and the simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP). The CD-ROM contains source code and RFC documents. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Many colleges and universities today offer courses on network security. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a comprehensive single source that thoroughly covers the topic of securing networks. Introduction to Network Security is designed to fill this void by covering network protocols and methodologies from a security-oriented viewpoint. The book explores the International Standards Organization?s Open System Interconnect (ISO OSI) network stack and discusses common security weaknesses, vulnerabilities, attack methods, and mitigation approaches. With thousands of network protocols in existence, the book focuses mainly on the most common protocols and presents general issues that apply to multiple protocols. Introduction to Network Security is not intended as a detailed review of specific protocols or applications, although specific protocols and applications are used as examples. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive list of security issues related to general networking design and development. For example, how and when networking protocols use cryptography, but do not provide an in-depth discussion of cryptographic algorithms. This invaluable text is ideal for any college-level course on network security.

About the Author

Neal Krawetz (Fort Collins, CO) operates Hacker Factor Solutions and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He is a computer security professional with experience in computer forensics, profiling, cryptography and cryptanalysis, artificial intelligence, and software solutions: architecture, design, research, and development.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview 1: Security 2: Ethics 3: Network Theory 4: Basic Cryptography Part II: OSI Layer I 5: Physical Layer 6: Physical LAN 7: Wireless Networking Part III: OSI Layer 2 9: SLIP and PPP 10: MAC and ARP Part IV: OSI Layer 3 11: Network Layer 12: Internet Protocol (IP) 13: Anonymity Part V: OSI Layer 4 15: TCP Part VI: OSI Layer 5 16: Session Layer 17: DNS 18: Presentation Layer 19: SSL 20: SSH Part VIII: OSI Layer 7 22: SMTP 23: HTTP Part IX: General Issues 25: Issues Summary Appendix A: About the CD-ROM Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions Appendix C: RFC References Appendix D: References Glossary of Network Security Terms Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584504641
Publisher:
Charles River Media
Subject:
Networking - General
Author:
Krawetz, Neal
Author:
Krawetz, Neal (Neal Krawetz)
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Computer network protocols
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Computer networks -- Security measures.
Copyright:
Series:
Charles River Media Networking/Security
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.24x7.32x1.20 in. 2.31 lbs.

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Product details 608 pages Charles River Media - English 9781584504641 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Many colleges and universities today offer courses on network security. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a comprehensive single source that thoroughly covers the topic of securing networks. Introduction to Network Security is designed to fill this void by covering network protocols and methodologies from a security-oriented viewpoint. The book explores the International Standards Organization?s Open System Interconnect (ISO OSI) network stack and discusses common security weaknesses, vulnerabilities, attack methods, and mitigation approaches. With thousands of network protocols in existence, the book focuses mainly on the most common protocols and presents general issues that apply to multiple protocols. Introduction to Network Security is not intended as a detailed review of specific protocols or applications, although specific protocols and applications are used as examples. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive list of security issues related to general networking design and development. For example, how and when networking protocols use cryptography, but do not provide an in-depth discussion of cryptographic algorithms. This invaluable text is ideal for any college-level course on network security.
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