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Introduction to Information Security
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A strategy-based introduction to information security methods and techniques

Table of Contents

Introduction & Definitions Strategies and Security Deception Strategies: Network Organization Deception Strategies: Defensive technologies Frustration Strategies: Footprint Minimization Frustration Strategies: Formal verification Resistance Strategies: Authentication & Permissions Resistance Strategies: Encryption Resistance Strategies: Partitioning & Need-to-Know Resistance Strategies: Change management Recognition Strategies: Network Analysis Recognition Strategies: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Recognition Strategies: Host-based recognition & Forensics Recognition Strategies: Integrity detection Recovery of Security Summary: Certifications and Conclusions

About the Author

Dr. Timothy Shimeall is an Adjunct Professor of the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University, with teaching and research interests focused in the area of information survivability. He is an active instructor in information security management and information warfare, and has led a variety of survivability-related independent studies. Tim is also a senior member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for overseeing and participating in the development of analysis methods in the area of network systems security and survivability. This work includes development of methods to identify trends in security incidents and in the development of software used by computer and network intruders. Of particular interest are incidents affecting defended systems and malicious software that are effective despite common defenses. Prior to his time at Carnegie Mellon, Tim was an Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Jonathan Spring is a member of the technical staff with the CERT Network Situational Awareness Group of the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He began working at CERT in 2009. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences. His current research topics include monitoring cloud computing and DNS traffic analysis. He holds a Master's degree in information security and a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

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"...this is a top-down approach to securing an organisation, helping you to understand how all the pieces fit together...The people most likely to benefit...are IT staff who don't necessarily have a great deal of experience in security."--Network Security,December 1 2013 This work can best serve as a supplemental general resource to accompany a more-technical work on information security (IS)...overall, the text is well-written and engaging...Summing Up: Recommended"--CHOICE,August 1 2014 "If you want to roll your sleeves up and do the computer equivalent of getting your hands greasy under the bonnet, this book will take you through hosts, firewalls, passwords, phishing and the like. Thanks partly to case studies and profiles, the authors never forget that infosec is about people, both the good guys and the fraudsters and hackers."--Professional Security Magazine Online, May 28, 2014 "The book provides a good balance between the broad aspects of information security, privacy and risk management; without overwhelming the novice with far too much minutiae...For those looking for an introduction to the topic, that nonetheless provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant areas, Introduction to Information Security: A Strategic-Based Approach is an excellent reference."--RSAConference.com, May 7, 2014 "As an American book, it covers US law on the subject...If you want to roll your sleeves up and do the computer equivalent of getting your hands greasy under the bonnet, this book will take you through hosts, firewalls, passwords, phishing and the like. Thanks partly to case studies and profiles, the authors never forget that infosec is about people, both the good guys and the fraudsters and hackers."--Professional Security Magazine Online, March 31, 2014 "Along with being an excellent discussion for the security professional, this book is ideally suited for use as a textbook at the undergraduate or graduate level,...For professionals and students alike, the book offers two outstanding features throughout the text: profiles of individuals who made important contributions to the field, and descriptions of real-world attacks that led to many of the technologies and methods discussed."--ComputingReviews.com, February 25, 2014

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