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Security + guide to network security fundamentals
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Publication Information:
Australia : Thomson Learning, 2003
Physical Description:
1v + 1 CD-ROM (CP 3021)


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30000010052300 TK5105.59 C57 2003 Open Access Book Book

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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of network security. Written to map to CompTIA's Security+ Certification Exam, the book is broken down into five sections. General Security Concepts covers authentication methods along with common network attacks and how to safeguard against them. Communication Security includes remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Infrastructure Security explores various network devices and media, and the proper use of perimeter topologies such as DMZs, Extranets, and Intranets to establish network security. Cryptography basics are provided, including the differences between asymmetric and symmetric algorithms, and the different types of PKI certificates and their usage. Operational/Organizational Security is discussed as it relates to Physical security, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity, as well as coverage of Computer Forensics and how it relates to further avenues of specialization for the security student.

Table of Contents

1 Security Overview
2 Authentication
3 Attacks and Malicious Code
4 Remote Access
5 E-mail
6 Web Security
7 Directory and File Transfer Services
8 Wireless and Instant Messaging
9 Devices
10 Media and Medium
11 Network Security Topologies
12 Intrusion Detection
13 Security Baselines
14 Cryptography
15 Physical Security
16 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
17 Computer Forensics and Advanced Topics