Computer System and Network Security provides the reader with a basic understanding of the issues involved in the security of computer systems and networks. Introductory in nature, this important new book covers all aspects related to the growing field of computer security. Such complete coverage in a single text has previously been unavailable, and college professors and students, as well as professionals responsible for system security, will find this unique book a valuable source of information, either as a textbook or as a general reference.
Computer System and Network Security discusses existing and potential threats to computer systems and networks and outlines the basic actions that are generally taken to protect them. The first two chapters of the text introduce the reader to the field of computer security, covering fundamental issues and objectives. The next several chapters describe security models, authentication issues, access control, intrusion detection, and damage control. Later chapters address network and database security and systems/networks connected to wide-area networks and internetworks. Other topics include firewalls, cryptography, malicious software, and security standards. The book includes case studies with information about incidents involving computer security, illustrating the problems and potential damage that can be caused when security fails.
This unique reference/textbook covers all aspects of computer and network security, filling an obvious gap in the existing literature.