Network Security Foundations
Technology Fundamentals for IT Success
By Matthew Strebe
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 315

The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, coreconcepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to knowthis year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of theFoundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a waythat gives you the strongest possible starting point, no matter what yourendeavor.

Network Security Foundations provides essentialknowledge about the principles and techniques used to protect computers andnetworks from hackers, viruses, and other threats. What you learn here willbenefit you in the short term, as you acquire and practice your skills, and inthe long term, as you use them. Topics covered include:

  • Why and how hackers do what they do
  • How encryption andauthentication work
  • How firewalls work
  • Understanding Virtual PrivateNetworks (VPNs)
  • Risks posed by remote access
  • Setting up protectionagainst viruses, worms, and spyware
  • Securing Windows computers
  • SecuringUNIX and Linux computers
  • Securing Web and email servers
  • Detecting attempts by hackers
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