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Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition


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Table of Contents

Part I: Networking Basics: How Do Networks Work
1. Workstation Network Configuration and Connectivity
2. Network Transports
3. Network Applications
Part II: Vulnerabilities and Threats--How Can Systems Be Compromised
4. Penetration Testing
5. Attacks--Attacks Against Applications
6. Escalating Privilege--Sniffing, Keylogging, Password-Cracking Attacks
Part III: Prevention: How Do We Prevent Harm to Systems
7. Hardening the Host Computer
8. Securing Network Communications
Part IV: Detection and Response: How Do We Detect and Respond to Attacks
9. Preparing for and Detecting Attacks
10. Digital Forensics

About the Author

Vince Nestler (Pocatello, ID), CompTIA Security+, is an Adjunct Professor of network security at Capitol College. Nestler is an instructional design expert with seven years of experience developing security related labs. He is the coauthor of the first editon of Principles of Computer Security: Security+ and Beyond Lab Manual. Matthew Hirsch, M.S. Network Security, Capitol College; B.A. Physics, State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz. Mr. Hirsch has worked in the information security operations group for a large financial firm (which prefers to remain unnamed), data distribution for firms including Deutsche Bank and Sanwa Securities, and systems / network administration for Market Arts Software. Formerly an adjunct professor at Capitol College, Katharine Gibbs school, and DeVry, Mr. Hirsch also enjoys a long term association with Dorsai, a New York City non-profit ISP/Hosting firm. Wm. Arthur Conklin (Houston, TX), Security+, CISSP, is an Assistant Professor in the Information and Logistics Technology department at the University of Houston. In addition to his PhD, Mr. Conklin has a MBA from UTSA, and two graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Conklin's interests are information security, systems theory, and secure software design.

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