Computer Security: Principles and Practice, 4th edition

  • William Stallings, 
  • Lawrie Brown

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Computer Security captures the most up-to-date innovations and improvements while maintaining comprehensive coverage of the fast-moving world of computer and network security. You'll learn about computer security, technology and principles, software security, management issues, cryptographic algorithms, internet security, and more.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137502875

Subject: Networking & Security

Category: Computer Security

Table of contents

Online Resources
About the Authors

Chapter 1 Overview
1.1 Computer Security Concepts
1.2 Threats, Attacks, and Assets
1.3 Security Functional Requirements
1.4 Fundamental Security Design Principles
1.5 Attack Surfaces and Attack Trees
1.6 Computer Security Strategy
1.7 Standards
1.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 2 Cryptographic Tools
2.1 Confidentiality with Symmetric Encryption
2.2 Message Authentication and Hash Functions
2.3 Public-Key Encryption
2.4 Digital Signatures and Key Management
2.5 Random and Pseudorandom Numbers
2.6 Practical Application: Encryption of Stored Data
2.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 3 User Authentication
3.1 Digital User Authentication Principles
3.2 Password-Based Authentication
3.3 Token-Based Authentication
3.4 Biometric Authentication
3.5 Remote User Authentication
3.6 Security Issues for User Authentication
3.7 Practical Application: An Iris Biometric System
3.8 Case Study: Security Problems for ATM Systems
3.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 4 Access Control
4.1 Access Control Principles
4.2 Subjects, Objects, and Access Rights
4.3 Discretionary Access Control
4.4 Example: UNIX File Access Control
4.5 Role-Based Access Control
4.6 Attribute-Based Access Control
4.7 Identity, Credential, and Access Management
4.8 Trust Frameworks
4.9 Case Study: RBAC System for a Bank
4.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 5 Database and Data Center Security
5.1 The Need for Database Security
5.2 Database Management Systems
5.3 Relational Databases
5.4 SQL Injection Attacks
5.5 Database Access Control
5.6 Inference
5.7 Database Encryption
5.8 Data Center Security
5.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 6 Malicious Software
6.1 Types of Malicious Software
6.2 Advanced Persistent Threat
6.2 Propagation -- Infected Content - Viruses
6.3 Propagation -- Vulnerability Exploit - Worms
6.4 Propagation -- Social Engineering -- SPAM E-Mail, Trojans
6.5 Payload -- System Corruption
6.6 Payload -- Attack Agent -- Zombie, Bots
6.7 Payload -- Information Theft -- Keyloggers, Phishing, Spyware
6.8 Payload -- Stealthing -- Backdoors, Rootkits
6.9 Countermeasures
6.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 7 Denial-of-Service Attacks
7.1 Denial-of-Service Attacks
7.2 Flooding Attacks
7.3 Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks
7.4 Application-Based Bandwidth Attacks
7.5 Reflector and Amplifier Attacks
7.6 Defenses Against Denial-of-Service Attacks
7.7 Responding to a Denial-of-Service Attack
7.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 8 Intrusion Detection
8.1 Intruders
8.2 Intrusion Detection
8.3 Analysis Approaches
8.4 Host-Based Intrusion Detection
8.5 Network-Based Intrusion Detection
8.6 Distributed or Hybrid Intrusion Detection
8.7 Intrusion Detection Exchange Format
8.8 Honeypots
8.9 Example System: Snort
8.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 9 Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
9.1 The Need for Firewalls
9.2 Firewall Characteristics and Access Policy
9.3 Types of Firewalls
9.4 Firewall Basing
9.5 Firewall Location and Configurations
9.6 Intrusion Prevention Systems
9.7 Example: Unified Threat Management Products
9.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 10 Buffer Overflow
10.1 Stack Overflows
10.2 Defending Against Buffer Overflows
10.3 Other Forms of Overflow Attacks
10.4 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 11 Software Security
11.1 Software Security Issues
11.2 Handling Program Input
11.3 Writing Safe Program Code
11.4 Interacting with the Operating System and Other Programs
11.5 Handling Program Input
11.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 12 Operating System Security
12.1 Introduction to Operating System Security
12.3 System Security Planning
12.3 Operating Systems Hardening
12.4 Application Security
12.5 Security Maintenance
12.6 Linux/UNIX Security
12.7 Windows Security
12.8 Virtualization Security
12.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 13 Cloud and IoT Security
13.1 Cloud Computing
13.2 Cloud Security Concepts
13.3 Cloud Security Approaches
13.4 The Internet of Things
13.5 IoT Security
13.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 14 IT Security Management and Risk Assessment
14.1 IT Security Management
14.2 Organizational Context and Security Policy
14.3 Security Risk Assessment
14.4 Detailed Security Risk Analysis
14.5 Case Study: Silver Star Mines
14.6 Recommended Reading
14.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 15 IT Security Controls, Plans and Procedures
15.1 IT Security Management Implementation
15.2 Security Controls or Safeguards
15.3 IT Security Plan
15.4 Implementation of Controls
15.5 Monitoring Risks
15.6 Case Study: Silver Star Mines
15.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 16 Physical and Infrastructure Security
16.1 Overview
16.2 Physical Security Threats
16.3 Physical Security Prevention and Mitigation Measures
16.4 Recovery from Physical Security Breaches
16.5 Example: A Corporate Physical Security Policy
16.6 Integration of Physical and Logical Security
16.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 17 Human Resources Security
17.1 Security Awareness, Training, and Education
17.2 Employment Practices and Policies
17.3 E-Mail and Internet Use Policies
17.4 Computer Security Incident Response Teams
17.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 18 Security Auditing
18.1 Security Auditing Architecture
18.2 The Security Audit Trail
18.3 Implementing the Logging Function
18.4 Audit Trail Analysis
18.5 Security Information and Event Management
18.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 19 Legal and Ethical Aspects
19.1 Cybercrime and Computer Crime
19.2 Intellectual Property
19.3 Privacy
19.4 Ethical Issues
19.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems
Appendix 19A: Information Privacy Standard of Good Practice

Chapter 20 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality
20.1 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality
20.2 Data Encryption Standard
20.3 Advanced Encryption Standard
20.4 Stream Ciphers and RC4
20.5 Cipher Block Modes of Operation
20.6 Key Distribution
20.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 21 Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication
21.1 Secure Hash Functions
21.2 HMAC
21.3 Authenticated Encryption
21.4 The RSA Public-Key Encryption Algorithm
21.5Diffie-Hellman and Other Asymmetric Algorithms
21.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 22 Internet Security Protocols and Standards
22.1 Secure Email and S/MIME
22.2 DomainKeys Identified Mail
22.3 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
22.4 HTTPS
22.5 IPv4 and IPv6 Security
22.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 23 Internet Authentication Applications
23.1 Kerberos
23.2 X.509
23.3 Public-Key Infrastructure
23.4 Federated Identity Management
23.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 24 Wireless Network Security
24.1 Wireless Security Overview
24.2 Mobile Device Security
24.3 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview
24.4 IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security
24.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix A Projects and Other Student Exercises for Teaching Computer Security
A.1 Hacking Project
A.2 Laboratory Exercises
A.3 Security Education (SEED) Projects
A.4 Research Projects
A.5 Programming Projects
A.6 Practical Security Assessments
A.7 Firewall Projects
A.8 Case Studies
A.9 Reading/Report Assignments
A.10 Writing Assignments
A.11 Webcasts for Teaching Computer Security

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Chapter 25 Linux Security
25.1 Introduction
25.2 Linux's Security Model
25.3 The Linux DAC in Depth: Filesystem Security
25.4 Linux Vulnerabilities
25.5 Linux System Hardening
25.6 Application Security
25.7 Mandatory Access Controls
25.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 26 Windows and Windows Vista Security
26.1 Windows Security Architecture
26.2 Windows Vulnerabilities
26.3 Windows Security Defenses
26.4 Browser Defenses
26.5 Cryptographic Services
26.6 Common Criteria
26.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, Problems, and Projects

Appendix B Some Aspects of Number Theory
Appendix C Standards and Standard-Setting Organizations
Appendix D Random and Pseudorandom Number Generation
Appendix E Message Authentication Codes Based on Block Ciphers
Appendix F TCP/IP Protocol Architecture
Appendix G Radix-64 Conversion
Appendix H The Domain Name System
Appendix I The Base-Rate Fallacy
Appendix J SHA-3
Appendix K Glossary

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