The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security

The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security

Author: Robert Rowlingson

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 9781906124694

Category: Computers

Page: 119

View: 290

For the non-technical home and small-office internet user, this guide teaches "digital commonsense." The reader will learn easy-to-implement, cost-effective ways of protecting their children, finances, privacy, and data. By improving their awareness and protection, readers are far less likely to suffer the consequences of internet insecurity.

Computer Security Sourcebook

Computer Security Sourcebook

Author: Wilma Caldwell

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002976844

Category: Reference

Page: 514

View: 622

Documents and excerpts from government publications, and copyrighted documents from private sources provide general users of computers information and insight into computer, Internet, and e-mail security. They cover basic principles, hardware, software, preventing damage, children's online safety, banking and financial security, personal privacy, e

Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition

Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition

Author: Harold F. Tipton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466559103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 827

Updated annually, the Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition, Volume 6 is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference available on information security and assurance. Bringing together the knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required of IT security professionals, it facilitates the up-to-date understanding required to stay one step ahead of evolving threats, standards, and regulations. Reporting on the latest developments in information security and recent changes to the (ISC)2® CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), this volume features new information on advanced persistent threats, HIPAA requirements, social networks, virtualization, and SOA. Its comprehensive coverage touches on all the key areas IT security professionals need to know, including: Access Control: Technologies and administration including the requirements of current laws Telecommunications and Network Security: Addressing the Internet, intranet, and extranet Information Security and Risk Management: Organizational culture, preparing for a security audit, and the risks of social media Application Security: Ever-present malware threats and building security into the development process Security Architecture and Design: Principles of design including zones of trust Cryptography: Elliptic curve cryptosystems, format-preserving encryption Operations Security: Event analysis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning: Business continuity in the cloud Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigation: Persistent threats and incident response in the virtual realm Physical Security: Essential aspects of physical security The ubiquitous nature of computers and networks will always provide the opportunity and means to do harm. This edition updates its popular predecessors with the information you need to address the vulnerabilities created by recent innovations such as cloud computing, mobile banking, digital wallets, and near-field communications. This handbook is also available on CD.

Computers in Psychiatry

Computers in Psychiatry

Author: Fionnbar Lenihan

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 1904671217

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 104

This computer book is aimed at psychiatrists wanting to use new technologies of communication that will lead to better care of patients.

Computer Security Handbook, Set

Computer Security Handbook, Set

Author: Seymour Bosworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470413746

Category: Computers

Page: 1856

View: 335

The classic and authoritative reference in the field of computer security, now completely updated and revised With the continued presence of large-scale computers; the proliferation of desktop, laptop, and handheld computers; and the vast international networks that interconnect them, the nature and extent of threats to computer security have grown enormously. Now in its fifth edition, Computer Security Handbook continues to provide authoritative guidance to identify and to eliminate these threats where possible, as well as to lessen any losses attributable to them. With seventy-seven chapters contributed by a panel of renowned industry professionals, the new edition has increased coverage in both breadth and depth of all ten domains of the Common Body of Knowledge defined by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Of the seventy-seven chapters in the fifth edition, twenty-five chapters are completely new, including: 1. Hardware Elements of Security 2. Fundamentals of Cryptography and Steganography 3. Mathematical models of information security 4. Insider threats 5. Social engineering and low-tech attacks 6. Spam, phishing, and Trojans: attacks meant to fool 7. Biometric authentication 8. VPNs and secure remote access 9. Securing Peer2Peer, IM, SMS, and collaboration tools 10. U.S. legal and regulatory security issues, such as GLBA and SOX Whether you are in charge of many computers or just one important one, there are immediate steps you can take to safeguard your computer system and its contents. Computer Security Handbook, Fifth Edition equips you to protect the information and networks that are vital to your organization.

Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security

Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and Wireless Security

Author: T. Bradley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080505893

Category: Computers

Page: 279

View: 819

Essential Computer Security provides the vast home user and small office computer market with the information they must know in order to understand the risks of computing on the Internet and what they can do to protect themselves. Tony Bradley is the Guide for the About.com site for Internet Network Security. In his role managing the content for a site that has over 600,000 page views per month and a weekly newsletter with 25,000 subscribers, Tony has learned how to talk to people, everyday people, about computer security. Intended for the security illiterate, Essential Computer Security is a source of jargon-less advice everyone needs to operate their computer securely. * Written in easy to understand non-technical language that novices can comprehend * Provides detailed coverage of the essential security subjects that everyone needs to know * Covers just enough information to educate without being overwhelming

Home and Small Business Guide to Protecting Your Computer Network, Electronic Assets, and Privacy

Home and Small Business Guide to Protecting Your Computer Network, Electronic Assets, and Privacy

Author: Philip Alexander

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313360084

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 628

In the news on a daily basis are reports of lost or stolen computer data, hacker successes, identity thefts, virus and spyware problems, and network incursions of various kinds. Many people, especially nonprofessional administrators of home or small business networks, feel helpless. In this book, technical security expert Philip Alexander explains in layman's terms how to keep networks and individual computers safe from the bad guys. In presenting solutions to these problems and many others, the book is a lifeline to those who know their computer systems are vulnerable to smart thieves and hackers—not to mention tech-savvy kids or employees who are swapping music files, stealing software, or otherwise making a mockery of the word security. In his job protecting data and combating financial fraud, Philip Alexander knows well which power tools are required to keep hackers and thieves at bay. With his gift for putting technical solutions in everyday language, Alexander helps readers with home and/or small business networks protect their data, their identities, and their privacy using the latest techniques. In addition, readers will learn how to protect PDAs and smartphones, how to make hardware thefts more unlikely, how to sniff out scammers and the motives of offshore tech support personnel who ask too many questions, and how to keep personal information safer when shopping over the Internet or telephone.

Practical Internet Security

Practical Internet Security

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387298443

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 357

As organizations today are linking their systems across enterprise-wide networks and VPNs as well as increasing their exposure to customers, competitors, browsers and hackers on the Internet, it becomes increasingly imperative for Web professionals to be trained in techniques for effectively protecting their sites from internal and external threats. Each connection magnifies the vulnerability to attack. With the increased connectivity to the Internet and the wide availability of automated cracking tools, organizations can no longer simply rely on operating system security to protect their valuable corporate data. Furthermore, the exploding use of Web technologies for corporate intranets and Internet sites has escalated security risks to corporate data and information systems. Practical Internet Security reveals how the Internet is paving the way for secure communications within organizations and on the public Internet. This book provides the fundamental knowledge needed to analyze risks to a system and to implement a security policy that protects information assets from potential intrusion, damage, or theft. It provides dozens of real-life scenarios and examples, as well as hands-on instruction in securing Web communications and sites. You will learn the common vulnerabilities of Web sites; as well as, how to carry out secure communications across unsecured networks. All system administrators and IT security managers will find this book an essential practical resource.

Critical Information Infrastructures

Critical Information Infrastructures

Author: Maitland Hyslop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387718620

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 406

The world moves on Critical Information Infrastructures, and their resilience and protection is of vital importance. Starting with some basic definitions and assumptions on the topic, this book goes on to explore various aspects of Critical Infrastructures throughout the world – including the technological, political, economic, strategic and defensive. This book will be of interest to the CEO and Academic alike as they grapple with how to prepare Critical Information Infrastructures for new challenges.

Cyber Infrastructure Protection

Cyber Infrastructure Protection

Author: Tarek Nazir Saadawi

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute

ISBN: 9781584874683

Category: Computer networks

Page: 315

View: 392

Provides an integrated view and a comprehensive framework of the various issues relating to cyber infrastructure protection. It provides the foundation for long-term policy development, a roadmap for cyber security, and an analysis of technology challenges that impede cyber infrastructure protection. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I deals with strategy and policy issues related to cyber security. It provides a theory of cyber power, a discussion of Internet survivability as well as large scale data breaches and the role of cyber power in humanitarian assistance. Part II covers social and legal aspects of cyber infrastructure protection and it provides discussions concerning the attack dynamics of politically and religiously motivated hackers. Part III discusses the technical aspects of cyber infrastructure protection including the resilience of data centers, intrusion detection, and a strong focus on IP-networks.