A comprehensive survey of computer network security concepts, methods, and practices. This authoritative volume provides an optimal description of the principles and applications of computer network security in particular, and cyberspace security in general. The book is thematically divided into three segments: Part I describes the operation and security conditions surrounding computer networks; Part II builds from there and exposes readers to the prevailing security situation based on a constant security threat; and Part III - the core - presents readers with most of the best practices and solutions currently in use. It is intended as both a teaching tool and reference. This broad-ranging text/reference comprehensively surveys computer network security concepts, methods, and practices and covers network security tools, policies, and administrative goals in an integrated manner. It is an essential security resource for undergraduate or graduate study, practitioners in networks, and professionals who develop and maintain secure computer network systems.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security, MMM-ACNS 2010, held in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 2010. The 16 revised full papers and 6 revised short papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 54 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security modeling and covert channels, security policies and formal analysis of security properties, authentication, authorization, access control and public key cryptography, intrusion and malware detection, security of multi-agent systems and software protection, as well as. adaptive security, security analysis and virtualization.
This fully revised and updated new edition of the definitive text/reference on computer network and information security presents a comprehensive guide to the repertoire of security tools, algorithms and best practices mandated by the technology we depend on. Topics and features: highlights the magnitude of the vulnerabilities, weaknesses and loopholes inherent in computer networks; discusses how to develop effective security solutions, protocols, and best practices for the modern computing environment; examines the role of legislation, regulation, and enforcement in securing computing and mobile systems; describes the burning security issues brought about by the advent of the Internet of Things and the eroding boundaries between enterprise and home networks (NEW); provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to hands-on exercises; supplies additional support materials for instructors at an associated website.
This volume contains papers presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer Network - curity (MMM-ACNS 2005) held in St. Petersburg, Russia, during September 25–27, 2005. The workshop was organized by the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS) in cooperation with Binghamton University (SUNY, USA). The 1st and the 2nd International Workshops on Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer Network Security (MMM-ACNS 2001 and MMM-ACNS 2003), hosted by the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, demonstrated the keen interest of the international research community in the subject area. It was recognized that conducting a biannual series of such workshops in St. Petersburg stimulates fruitful exchanges between the di?erent schools of thought, facilitates the dissemination of new ideas and promotesthespiritofcooperationbetweenresearchersontheinternationalscale. MMM-ACNS 2005 provided an international forum for sharing original - search results and application experiences among specialists in fundamental and applied problems of computer network security. An important distinction of the workshop was its focus on mathematical aspects of information and computer network security addressing the ever-increasing demands for secure computing and highly dependable computer networks.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security, MMM-ACNS 2017, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2017. The 12 revised full papers, 13 revised short presentations, and 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 40 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Visualization; Security and Resilience of Network Systems; Adaptive Security; Anti-malware Techniques: Detection, Analysis, Prevention; Security of Emerging Technologies; Applied Cryptography; New Ideas and Paradigms for Security.
This timely textbook presents a comprehensive guide to the core topics in cybersecurity, covering issues of security that extend beyond traditional computer networks to the ubiquitous mobile communications and online social networks that have become part of our daily lives. In the context of our growing dependence on an ever-changing digital ecosystem, this book stresses the importance of security awareness, whether in our homes, our businesses, or our public spaces. This fully updated new edition features new material on the security issues raised by blockchain technology, and its use in logistics, digital ledgers, payments systems, and digital contracts. Topics and features: Explores the full range of security risks and vulnerabilities in all connected digital systems Inspires debate over future developments and improvements necessary to enhance the security of personal, public, and private enterprise systems Raises thought-provoking questions regarding legislative, legal, social, technical, and ethical challenges, such as the tension between privacy and security Describes the fundamentals of traditional computer network security, and common threats to security Reviews the current landscape of tools, algorithms, and professional best practices in use to maintain security of digital systems Discusses the security issues introduced by the latest generation of network technologies, including mobile systems, cloud computing, and blockchain Presents exercises of varying levels of difficulty at the end of each chapter, and concludes with a diverse selection of practical projects Offers supplementary material for students and instructors at an associated website, including slides, additional projects, and syllabus suggestions This important textbook/reference is an invaluable resource for students of computer science, engineering, and information management, as well as for practitioners working in data- and information-intensive industries.
In its 4th edition, this book remains focused on increasing public awareness of nature and motives of cyber vandalism, the weaknesses inherent in cyberspace infrastructure, and the means available to protect ourselves and our society. The new addition aims to integrate security education and awareness with morality and ethics. In all, the security of information in general and of computer networks in particular, on which our national critical infrastructure and, indeed, our lives depend, is based squarely on the individuals who build the hardware and design and develop the software that run the networks that store our vital information. Addressing security issues with ever-growing social networks are two new chapters: "Security of Mobile Systems" and "Security in the Cloud Infrastructure."
This book presents the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Network Security Systems, MMM-ACNS 2001, held in St. Petersburg in May 2001. The 24 revised full papers presented together with five invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on network security systems: foundations, models and architectures; intrusion detection: foundations and models; access control, authentication, and authorization; and cryptography and steganography: mathematical basis, protocols, and applied methods.
Network Security is a comprehensive resource written for anyone who plans or implements network security measures, including managers and practitioners. It offers a valuable dual perspective on security: how your network looks to hackers who want to get inside, and how you need to approach it on the inside to keep them at bay. You get all the hands-on technical advice you need to succeed, but also higher-level administrative guidance for developing an effective security policy. There may be no such thing as absolute security, but, as the author clearly demonstrates, there is a huge difference between the protection offered by routine reliance on third-party products and what you can achieve by actively making informed decisions. You’ll learn to do just that with this book’s assessments of the risks, rewards, and trade-offs related implementing security measures. Helps you see through a hacker's eyes so you can make your network more secure. Provides technical advice that can be applied in any environment, on any platform, including help with intrusion detection systems, firewalls, encryption, anti-virus software, and digital certificates. Emphasizes a wide range of administrative considerations, including security policies, user management, and control of services and devices. Covers techniques for enhancing the physical security of your systems and network. Explains how hackers use information-gathering to find and exploit security flaws. Examines the most effective ways to prevent hackers from gaining root access to a server. Addresses Denial of Service attacks, "malware," and spoofing. Includes appendices covering the TCP/IP protocol stack, well-known ports, and reliable sources for security warnings and updates.
This handbook introduces the basic principles and fundamentals of cyber security towards establishing an understanding of how to protect computers from hackers and adversaries. The highly informative subject matter of this handbook, includes various concepts, models, and terminologies along with examples and illustrations to demonstrate substantial technical details of the field. It motivates the readers to exercise better protection and defense mechanisms to deal with attackers and mitigate the situation. This handbook also outlines some of the exciting areas of future research where the existing approaches can be implemented. Exponential increase in the use of computers as a means of storing and retrieving security-intensive information, requires placement of adequate security measures to safeguard the entire computing and communication scenario. With the advent of Internet and its underlying technologies, information security aspects are becoming a prime concern towards protecting the networks and the cyber ecosystem from variety of threats, which is illustrated in this handbook. This handbook primarily targets professionals in security, privacy and trust to use and improve the reliability of businesses in a distributed manner, as well as computer scientists and software developers, who are seeking to carry out research and develop software in information and cyber security. Researchers and advanced-level students in computer science will also benefit from this reference.