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Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction

Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction

Current price: $39.95
Publication Date: October 7th, 2019
No Starch Press
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High-level overview of the information security field. Covers key concepts like confidentiality, integrity, and availability, then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security.

In this high-level survey of the information security field, best-selling author Jason Andress covers the basics of a wide variety of topics, from authentication and authorization to maintaining confidentiality and performing penetration testing.

Using real-world security breaches as examples, Foundations of Information Security explores common applications of these concepts, such as operations security, network design, hardening and patching operating systems, securing mobile devices, as well as tools for assessing the security of hosts and applications.

You'll also learn the basics of topics like:

  • Multifactor authentication and how biometrics and hardware tokens can be used to harden the authentication process
  • The principles behind modern cryptography, including symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, hashes, and certificates
  • The laws and regulations that protect systems and data
  • Anti-malware tools, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems
  • Vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows and race conditions
  • A valuable resource for beginning security professionals, network systems administrators, or anyone new to the field, Foundations of Information Security is a great place to start your journey into the dynamic and rewarding field of information security.

    About the Author

    Dr. Jason Andress is a seasoned security professional, security researcher, and technophile. He has been writing on security topics for over a decade, covering data security, network security, hardware security, penetration testing, and digital forensics, among others.

    Praise for Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction

    “This book is an excellent starting point for future security professionals but also network and system administrators.”
    —Help Net Security

    "A thorough overview for many different areas within security. The author explains what and more importantly why, then illustrates each concept with concrete, realistic examples. Definitely a great addition to any security engineer's library, but also less technical people who want to learn more about common topics like defense in depth."
    —Seth Foley

    "If you’re new to info security or are looking to refresh your knowledge, then this is an ideal book. It’s easy to read and makes the information fun to consume."
    —HaXez, Blogger and YouTuber