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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

  • Mark Ciampa
  • ISBN-10: 1428340661
  • ISBN-13: 9781428340664
  • 640 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2004, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Now in its third edition, the best-selling SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS provides the most up-to-date industry information, reflecting the changes in security that have occurred since the most recent CompTIA Security+ objectives were created. The book covers all of the new CompTIA Security+ 2008 exam objectives and maps to the new Security+ 2008 exam. This updated edition features many all-new topics, including topics new to the CompTIA exams like cross site scripting, SQL injection, rootkits, and virtualization, as well as topics of increasing importance in the industry as a whole, like the latest breeds of attackers, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, and Microsoft Windows Vista security.

Features

  • Virtual attack-and-defend computer labs allow readers to set up and connect multiple virtual computers within a single computer for hands-on experience with defending against network attacks.

  • "Today’s Attacks and Defenses" open each chapter, highlighting real-life descriptions of some of the most current trends in attacks and defenses.

  • Companion website offers updated security labs, newsfeeds, security blogs, videos and other supplemental resources.

  • Numerous illustrations of security vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses help readers visualize security elements, theories, and concepts.

  • Hands-on projects are provided in each chapter to provide practical security software and hardware implementation experience, covering Microsoft Windows Vista and Linux operating systems, as well as software downloaded from the Internet.

  • Two new lab manuals, one using Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and one based on virtualization, offer additional resources and opportunities for learning.

About the Author

Mark Ciampa

Dr. Mark Ciampa is a Professor of Information Systems in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee for 20 years. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written more than 25 technology textbooks, including COMPTIA CYSA+ GUIDE TO CYBERSECURITY ANALYST, SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICAL SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, and GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. Dr. Ciampa holds a Ph.D. in technology management with a specialization in digital communication systems from Indiana State University and has certifications in security and healthcare.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Security.
SYSTEMS SECURITY.
2. System Threats and Risks.
3. Protecting Systems.
NETWORK SECURITY.
4. Network Vulnerabilities and Attacks.
5. Network Defenses.
6. Wireless Network Security.
ACCESS CONTROL.
7. Access Control Fundamentals.
8. Authentication.
ASSESSMENTS AND AUDITS.
9. Performing Vulnerability Assessments.
10. Conducting Audits.
CRYPTOGRAPHY .
11. Basic Cryptography.
12. Cryptographic Protocols and Public Key Infrastructure.
ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY.
13. Business Continuity Planning and Procedures.
14. Policies and Legislation.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428340718 | ISBN-13: 9781428340718)
Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 142834067X | ISBN-13: 9781428340671)

This lab manual, when used with the main text, "Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Third Edition" will maximize students' successes on CompTIA's Security+ certification exam.

Web-Based Labs Printed Access Card for Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1435484045 | ISBN-13: 9781435484047)

Give your students the tools they need to succeed! Course Technology's CourseNotes are a six-panel quick reference card that reinforces key information to help prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the Security+ course.

Online Labs Printed Access Card for Security+  (ISBN-10: 142837695X | ISBN-13: 9781428376953)
LabConnection Online Printed Access Card for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111136734 | ISBN-13: 9781111136734)

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on Security+ courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. This system is SCORM compliant and provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals textbook and the Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into any online course. Online access delivered through individual learner access codes with a class account enables anyone with Internet access to utilize these tools. LabConnection is also available on DVD and enterprise license.

LabConnection on DVD for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111128251 | ISBN-13: 9781111128258)

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on Security+ courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals textbook and the Security+ certification exam, and offers remediation towards both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also be built into a distance learning course. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online and institutional versions with full learning management capabilities.

Student Supplements

Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111321620 | ISBN-13: 9781111321628)
Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 142834067X | ISBN-13: 9781428340671)

The Lab Manual for SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, 3rd Edition, is a valuable tool designed to enhance your classroom experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, review questions and more are all included.

Web-Based Labs Printed Access Card for Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1435484045 | ISBN-13: 9781435484047)
Online Labs Printed Access Card for Security+  (ISBN-10: 142837695X | ISBN-13: 9781428376953)
LabConnection Online Printed Access Card for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111136734 | ISBN-13: 9781111136734)

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on Security+ courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. The system provides automatic grading and student record maintenance. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals textbook and the Security+ IT certification exam, and maps to both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also work within any online course. Online access delivered through individual learner access codes with a class account enables anyone with Internet access to utilize these tools. LabConnection is also available on DVD.

LabConnection on DVD for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111128251 | ISBN-13: 9781111128258)

With powerful computer-based exercises, simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection™ provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on Security+ courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals textbook and the Security+ IT certification exam, and maps to both. LabConnection, by dti Publishing, is a system that enables exercises and labs to be embedded within the curriculum and instruction. The system is designed for instructor led learning but can also work within an online course. The standalone DVD version allows use of the simulation product without the necessity of online access. LabConnection is also available as online individual access with automatic grading and student record maintenance.