Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology

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Tutorial in style, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of the state-of-the-art of the entire field of computer security. First covers the threats to computer systems (which motivate the field of computer security); then discusses all the models, techniques, and mechanisms designed to thwart those threats as well as known methods for exploiting vulnerabilities; and closes with an exploration of security evaluation of computer systems… More >>

Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I read the book, mainly because I was a student in one of Dr. Amoroso’s courses at Stevens Institute of Technology. If you think that all he did was read from the book, you’re wrong. The book provided a great background for the upcoming classes. It introduced concepts and terms, providing the information necessary to have a basic understanding of the concept or term. It’s worth having around, especially if you want or need to know theories behind computer security.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Dr. F. Stajano says:

    A rigorous yet very readable textbook covering the foundations of computer security (threat trees, access control, security policies etc.) with an emphasis on mathematical modelling. Pre-chews the often obfuscated first-hand sources and presents their contents in a consistent and understandable framework. Sets each topic in its historical context and provides authoritative references. The reason I’m giving it “only” four stars rather than five is because the prose tends to be somewhat bland rather than lively and engaging; but this is nevertheless a very valuable tutorial and reference, which also features a well-annotated bibliography. As a security professional, I wouldn’t want to be without this book on my shelf.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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