Network Security Foundations: Technology Fundamentals for IT Success
Network Security Foundations provides essential knowledge about the principles and techniques used to protect computers and networks from hackers, viruses, and other threats. What you learn here will benefit you in the short term, as you acquire and practice your skills, and in the long term, as you use them. Topics covered include:
- Why and how hackers do what they do
- How encryption and authentication work
- How firewalls work
- Understanding Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
- Risks posed by remote access
- Setting up protection against viruses, worms, and spyware
- Securing Windows computers
- Securing UNIX and Linux computers
- Securing Web and email servers
- Detecting attempts by hackers
Chapter 1: Security Principles.
Chapter 2: Understanding Hacking.
Chapter 3: Encryption and Authentication.
Chapter 4: Managing Security.
Chapter 5: Border Security.
Chapter 6: Virtual Private Networks.
Chapter 7: Securing Remote and Home Users.
Chapter 8: Malware and Virus Protection.
Chapter 9: Creating Fault Tolerance.
Chapter 10: Windows Security.
Chapter 11: Securing Unix Servers.
Chapter 12: Unix Network Security.
Chapter 13: Web Server Security.
Chapter 14: E-mail Security.
Chapter 15: Intrusion Detection.
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.