Introduction to Computer Security

9780133575477: Introduction to Computer Security

Introduction to Computer Security is appropriateforuse in computer-security courses that are taught at the undergraduate level and that have as their sole prerequisites an introductory computer science sequence. It is also suitable for anyone interested in a very accessible introduction to computer security. A Computer Security textbook for a new generation of IT professionals Unlike most other computer security textbooks available today, Introduction to Computer Security, does NOT focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of security, and it does not assume an extensive background in computer science. Instead it looks at the systems, technology, management, and policy side of security, and offers students fundamental security concepts and a working knowledge of threats and countermeasures with "just-enough" background in computer science. The result is a presentation of the material that is accessible to students of all levels. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: *Provide an Accessible Introduction to the General-knowledge Reader: Only basic prerequisite knowledge in computing is required to use this book.*Teach General Principles of Computer Security from an Applied Viewpoint: As specific computer security topics are covered, the material on computing fundamentals needed to understand these topics is supplied. *Prepare Students for Careers in a Variety of Fields: A practical introduction encourages students to think about security of software applications early. *Engage Students with Creative, Hands-on Projects: An excellent collection of programming projects stimulate the student's creativity by challenging them to either break security or protect a system against attacks.*Enhance Learning with Instructor and Student Supplements: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.

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