Computer Security Basics

  • ISBN13: 9780596006693
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This is the must-have book for a must-know field. Today, general security knowledge is mandatory, and, if you who need to understand the fundamentals, Computer Security Basics 2nd Edition is the book to consult.

The new edition builds on the well-established principles developed in the original edition and thoroughly updates that core knowledge. For anyone involved with computer security, including security administrators, system administrators, developer… More >>

Computer Security Basics

5 replies
  1. Anonymous says:

    The problem all computer books have is that they are almost out of date before they reach the bookstore as things change so quickly and unfortunately this 10 year old book, although okay for the casual reader who may want an understanding of security generally, is a dinosaur concentrating on old technologies, orange book concepts and not even touching on modern problems like distributed denial of service, e-mail viruses etc. Very disappointing for an O’Reilly book. An update is long overdue.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. says:

    This is a truly great introductory security book. It does a very good job in explaining the basics for those that might be new to the topic of security, and manages to do so without the gross oversimplifications that are all to common in books aimed at the uninitiated. While this is definitely more of an introductory text, I was very happy to see good coverage of topics such as encryption and biometrics, and even an appendix covering TEMPEST. A truly great book for learning security concepts. I’m going to look into switching the present text for this one in one of the introductory security courses that I teach.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. GuitarPlayer says:

    It’s a good book for starters. Covers security concepts pretty well even for it’s age being published in 1991 I believe. There’s a lot of history and references. The author definately did her research. Other than being a starting point there are a lot of other good books out there to fill in the blanks and pickup where Computer Security Basics leaves off. Plus, you can read this book in a week or less.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is an excellent book. It gives a broad overview of computer security without sacrificing detail. A must read for the beginning security expert.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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