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978-1-84628-341-3

Foundations of Computer Security

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-1-84628-341-3

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Foundations of Computer Security provides a succinct, yet authoritative introduction to the underlying theory, history, vocabulary, and concepts that drive this pivotal area of computer science. With its user-friendly approach and clarity of style, the text conveys—in simple terms—the core principles and developments underlying computer security in its many ramifications in the rapidly evolving computing arena. Following its opening framework laid out in a broad preface and introductory chapter, the book features chapters dedicated to a wide array of security-related subtopics: physical security, viruses and worms, malware and spyware, privacy and trust, and cryptography.


Subject: Computer Science, Authentication, Computer Security, Encryption, Firewalls, Identity Theft, Malware, Physical Security, Spyware, Trojan Horses, Viruses, Worms, cryptography, network security