The text, labs, and review questions in this book are designed as an introduction to the applied topic of computer security (cybersecurity). With these resources students will learn ways of preventing, identifying, understanding, and recovering from attacks against computer systems. This text also presents the evolution of computer security, the main threats, attacks and mechanisms, applied computer operation and security protocols, main data transmission and storage protection methods, cryptography, network systems availability, recovery, and business continuation procedures.
This resource includes up-to-date information in an ever-changing field and virtualized labs that students can use to have a hands-on experience with actual security tools.
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