Foundations of Computer Security by David SalomonFoundations of Computer Security by David Salomon

Foundations of Computer Security

byDavid Salomon

Paperback | October 13, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$87.31 online 
$103.50 list price save 15%
Earn 437 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Anyone with a computer has heard of viruses, had to deal with several, and has been struggling with spam, spyware, and disk crashes. This book is intended as a starting point for those familiar with basic concepts of computers and computations and who would like to extend their knowledge into the realm of computer and network security. Its comprehensive treatment of all the major areas of computer security aims to give readers a complete foundation in the field of Computer Security. Exercises are given throughout the book and are intended to strengthening the reader's knowledge - answers are also provided.

Written in a clear, easy to understand style, aimed towards advanced undergraduates and non-experts who want to know about the security problems confronting them everyday. The technical level of the book is low and requires no mathematics, and only a basic concept of computers and computations. Foundations of Computer Security will be an invaluable tool for students and professionals alike.

Title:Foundations of Computer SecurityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:369 pagesPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1849965609

ISBN - 13:9781849965606

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

Physical Security.- Viruses.- Worms.- Trojan Horses.- Examples of Malware.- Prevention and Defenses.- Network Security.- Authentication.- Spyware.- Identity Theft.- Privacy and Trust.- Elements Of Cryptography.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...a very nice and well-written introduction to the essential concepts of computer security. ... The book is loaded with examples and exercises that are useful in learning the material. ... This is a book I would not hesitate to give to someone who had very little computer experience and wanted to learn the core concepts of security. The material covered is very broad in scope; however the essentials were well treated and easy to comprehend." (Richard Jankowski, The Book Review Column by William Gasarch, 2008)"the book is an easy-to-read collection of practical knowledge. .a useful collection of in-depth knowledge. Exercises throughout the chapters make this book entertaining to read, and keep readers actively involved. .worth its price for lecturers and professionals who need in-depth stories to enrich their lectures and presentations." (Edgar R. Weippl, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 48 (5), May 2007)"The intended audience of this book is newcomers . . a very nice and well-written introduction to the essential concepts of computer security. The content was written in an easy tone that would make it approachable to a security neophyte. The book is loaded with examples and exercises that are useful in learning the material. . much of the content is written in bulleted lists. In my opinion, this allows the reader to quickly get an understanding of the core concepts of the material." (Richard Jankowski, ACM SIGACT News, Vol. 39 (2), 2008)