Elementary Information Security, 3/e (Paperback)
Smith, Richard E.
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If we want a solid understanding of security technology, we must look closely at the underlying strengths a of information technology itself. An ideal text for introductory information security courses, the Third Edition of Elementary Information Security provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the complex world of cybersecurity and technology. Thoroughly updated with recently reported cybersecurity incidents, this essential text enables students to gain direct experience by analyzing security problems and practicing simulated security activities. Emphasizing learning through experience, Elementary Information Security, Third Edition addresses technologies and cryptographic topics progressing from individual computers to more complex Internet-based systems.
Designed to fulfill curriculum requirement published the U.S. government and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Elementary Information Security, Third Edition also covers the core learning outcomes for information security education published in the ACM's "IT 2008" curricular recommendations. Students who are interested in becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) may also use this text as a study aid for the examination.
Dr. Rick Smith, Ph.D., CISSP, is a writer, educator, and consultant who operates the Cryptosmith consulting practice. Dr. Smith has over 30 years of experience with computing systems, half of which has focused on information security. Dr. Smith also teaches at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and has taught at the University of Minnesota and Boston University.
- Chapter 1 Security From the Ground Up
- Chapter 2 Controlling a Computer
- Chapter 3 Controlling Files
- Chapter 4 Sharing Files
- Chapter 5 Storing Files
- Chapter 6 Authenticating People
- Chapter 7 Encrypting Files
- Chapter 8 Secret and Public Keys
- Chapter 9 Encrypting Volumes
- Chapter 10 Connecting Computers
- Chapter 11 Networks of Networks
- Chapter 12 End-to-End Networking
- Chapter 13 Network Encryption
- Chapter 14 Internet Services and Email
- Chapter 15 The World Wide Web
- Appendix Abbreviations