Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition
Nestler, Vincent J., Harrison, Keith, Hirsch, Matthew P.
- 40+ lab exercises challenge you to solve problems based on realistic case studies
- Step-by-step scenarios require you to think critically
- Lab analysis tests measure your understanding of lab results
- Key term quizzes help build your vocabulary
- Labs can be performed on a Windows, Linux, or Mac platform with the use of virtual machines
In this Lab Manual, you'll practice
- Configuring workstation network connectivity
- Analyzing network communication
- Establishing secure network application communication using TCP/IP protocols
- Penetration testing with Nmap, metasploit, password cracking, Cobalt Strike, and other tools
- Defending against network application attacks, including SQL injection, web browser exploits, and email attacks
- Combatting Trojans, man-in-the-middle attacks, and steganography
- Hardening a host computer, using antivirus applications, and configuring firewalls
- Securing network communications with encryption, secure shell (SSH), secure copy (SCP), certificates, SSL, and IPsec
- Preparing for and detecting attacks
- Backing up and restoring data
- Handling digital forensics and incident response
Instructor resources available:
- This lab manual supplements the textbook Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition, which is available separately
- Virtual machine files
- Solutions to the labs are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors
Vincent Nestler, Ph.D. (San Bernadino, CA), visiting professor of network security at California State University, San Bernadino, is an instructional design expert with 10 years of experience developing security-related labs.
Keith Harrison, Ph.D. (San Antonio, TX), is the lead developer of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Scoring Engine, and the CyberPatriot Competition System (CCS) Scoring Engine.
Matthew Hirsch (New York, NY) has worked in the information security operations group for a large financial firm, data distribution for Deutsche Bank and Sanwa Securities, and systems / network administration for Market Arts Software.
Wm. Arthur Conklin, Ph.D., CompTIA Security+, CISSP (Houston, TX) is an assistant professor in the Information and Logistics Technology Department at the University of Houston.