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Network Security JumpStart: Computer and Network Security Basics

ISBN: 978-0-7821-5209-8
384 pages
February 2006
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Build Your Network Security Career on a Solid Foundation

Whether you're setting out to earn a security certification or just want to know more about the security issues faced by all network administrators, Network Security JumpStart is the place to begin. Inside, a networking expert demystifies every aspect of the growing security imperative, giving you a firm footing from which you can realize your goals and develop a better understanding of computer and network security. Coverage Includes:

  • Understanding security principles
  • Understanding hacking
  • Using encryption and authentication
  • Managing security
  • Securing Internet connections
  • Using Virtual Private Networks
  • Securing remote and home users
  • Implementing virus protection
  • Creating fault tolerance
  • Securing Windows servers
  • Securing UNIX servers
  • Securing public web servers
  • Securing public e-mail servers
  • Detecting intrusion
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Table of Contents


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: 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.

Appendix B: Glossary.


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Author Information

Matthew Strebe is the best-selling author of Windows 2000: 24seven and From Serf to Surfer: Becoming a Network Consultant. Owner of Netropolis, a network integration firm specializing in high-speed networking and Windows NT/2000, Strebe's long history of networking includes installing the US Navy's first fiber-optic local area network on a ship.
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