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Analyzing Computer Security

RRP $261.99

“In this book, the authors adopt a refreshingly new approach to explaining the intricacies of the security and privacy challenge that is particularly well suited to today’s cybersecurity challenges. Their use of the threat–vulnerability–countermeasure paradigm combined with extensive real-world examples throughout results in a very effective learning methodology.”

—Charles C. Palmer, IBM Research 

The Modern Introduction to Computer Security: Understand Threats, Identify Their Causes, and Implement Effective Countermeasures

 

Analyzing Computer Security is a fresh, modern, and relevant introduction to computer security. Organized around today’s key attacks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures, it helps you think critically and creatively about computer security—so you can prevent serious problems and mitigate the effects of those that still occur.

 

In this new book, renowned security and software engineering experts Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger—authors of the classic Security in Computing—teach security the way modern security professionals approach it: by identifying the people or things that may cause harm, uncovering weaknesses that can be exploited, and choosing and applying the right protections. With this approach, not only will you study cases of attacks that have occurred, but you will also learn to apply this methodology to new situations.

 

The book covers “hot button” issues, such as authentication failures, network interception, and denial of service. You also gain new insight into broader themes, including risk analysis, usability, trust, privacy, ethics, and forensics. One step at a time, the book systematically helps you develop the problem-solving skills needed to protect any information infrastructure.

 

Coverage includes 

  • Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures
  • Knowing when security is useful, and when it’s useless “security theater”
  • Implementing effective identification and authentication systems
  • Using modern cryptography and overcoming weaknesses in cryptographic systems
  • Protecting against malicious code: viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, and more
  • Understanding, preventing, and mitigating DOS and DDOS attacks
  • Architecting more secure wired and wireless networks
  • Building more secure application software and operating systems through more solid designs and layered protection
  • Protecting identities and enforcing privacy
  • Addressing computer threats in critical areas such as cloud computing, e-voting, cyberwarfare, and social media

 


The History Of Information Security

RRP $325.00

Information Security is usually achieved through a mix of technical, organizational and legal measures. These may include the application of cryptography, the hierarchical modeling of organizations in order to assure confidentiality, or the distribution of accountability and responsibility by law, among interested parties. The history of Information Security reaches back to ancient times and starts with the emergence of bureaucracy in administration and warfare. Some aspects, such as the interception of encrypted messages during World War II, have attracted huge attention, whereas other aspects have remained largely uncovered. There has never been any effort to write a comprehensive history. This is most unfortunate, because Information Security should be perceived as a set of communicating vessels, where technical innovations can make existing legal or organisational frame-works obsolete and a breakdown of political authority may cause an exclusive reliance on technical means. This book is intended as a first field-survey. It consists of twenty-eight contributions, written by experts in such diverse fields as computer science, law, or history and political science, dealing with episodes, organisations and technical developments that may considered to be exemplary or have played a key role in the development of this field. These include: the emergence of cryptology as a discipline during the Renaissance, the Black Chambers in 18th century Europe, the breaking of German military codes during World War II, the histories of the NSA and its Soviet counterparts and contemporary cryptology. Other subjects are: computer security standards, viruses and worms on the Internet, computer transparency and free software, computer crime, export regulations for encryption software and the privacy debate. It will be seen that during the last thirty years the focus has shifted from military to civilian use. Information Security has assumed a pivotal role in protecting an information infra structure on which businesses and customers, or governments and citizens depend for their day to day dealings. This may safely be attributed to Tofflers Third Wave, the emergence of a society in which information is the key stimulant for economic growth, but the ground work had been laid much earlier, when the state took an interest in managing the information about its citizens. This could occur at the level of registration of the citizenry for the purpose of conscription, voting and taxation, but also as a service to the public by keeping up a legal and administrative frame-work for recording transactions and ownership. The Handbook contains a separate section about identity-management, a topic that only recently has been drawn into the orbit of Information Security, through the privacy issues. Last but not least, the book includes a few contributions about history of intellectual ownership, as expressed in patent- and copyright law. This concept lies at the root of the Information Society and the laws and institutions aimed at enforcing these property rights are, in themselves, part of the armamentarium of Information Security. - Interdisciplinary coverage of the history Information Security - Written by top experts in law, history, computer and information science - First comprehensive work in Information Security


Electronic-healthcare Information Security

RRP $381.99

The ever-increasing healthcare expenditure and pressing demand for improved quality and efficiency of patient care services are driving innovation in healthcare information management. The domain of healthcare has become a challenging testing ground for information security due to the complex nature of healthcare information and individual privacy.

Electronic Healthcare Information Security explores the challenges of e-healthcare information and security policy technologies. It evaluates the effectiveness of security and privacy implementation systems for anonymization methods and techniques. The first comprehensive book dedicated to electronic healthcare information security also introduces new standards.

Designed for practitioners and researchers in the healthcare sectors, this book is also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science and medicine, as a secondary textbook or reference.


Statistical Methods In Computer Security

RRP $320.99

Statistical Methods in Computer Security summarizes discussions held at the recent Joint Statistical Meeting to provide a clear layout of current applications in the field. This blue-ribbon reference discusses the most influential advancements in computer security policy, firewalls, and security issues related to passwords. It addresses crime and misconduct on the Internet, considers the development of infrastructures that may prevent breaches of security and law, and illustrates the vulnerability of networked computers to new virus attacks despite widespread deployment of antivirus software, firewalls, and other network security equipment.


Biopolitics Of Security

RRP $488.99

This book is a volume of essays on the Biopolitics of Security in the 21st Century, by Professor Mick Dillon. It is at first of its kind in that no other study currently available covers the same field of research with the same degree of innovation. There is clearly growing attention to biopolitics in general, and the biopolitics of security in particular, beyond international relations and into the social sciences more generally (Geography, Sociology, Criminology, Law, and the Management Sciences). This volume will provide a genealogy of the biopolitics of security beginning with Michel Foucault's original account of the rise of biopolitics at the beginning of the 18th century, and will clarify and further develop Foucault's original analytic of the biopolitics of security.

This work is an original introduction to the emerging field of the biopolitics of security, tracking its development into the 21st century, which will serve as an intellectual provocation to researchers as much as it will a pedagogical guide to graduate and undergraduate teachers.

This book will be of great interest to students of critical security studies, IR theory, political theory, philosophy and ancillary social science disciplines, such as criminology and sociology.



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