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Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security in Your World 5th Edition
Mark Ciampa
ISBN-13: 9781305500372 | ISBN-10: 1305500377
© 2017 | Published |  256  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781111644185

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Designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to protect computers and networks from increasingly sophisticated attacks, SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fifth Edition continues to present the same straightforward, practical information that has made previous editions so popular. For most students, practical computer security poses some daunting challenges: What type of attacks will antivirus software prevent? How do I set up a firewall? How can I test my computer to be sure that attackers cannot reach it through the Internet? When and how should I install Windows patches? This text is designed to help students understand the answers to these questions through a series of real-life user experiences. In addition, hands-on projects and case projects give students the opportunity to test their knowledge and apply what they have learned. SECURITY AWARENESS: APPLYING PRACTICE SECURITY IN YOUR WORLD, Fifth Edition contains up-to-date information on relevant topics such as protecting mobile devices and wireless local area networks.



  • 1. Introduction to Security.
    2. Personal Security.
    3.Computer Security.
    4. Internet Security.
    5. Mobile Security.
    6. Privacy.

    • PRACTICAL APPROACH: Students will learn about the different attacks that a computer system faces today and how to make their own computers secure.
    • BEGINNER-FRIENDLY: No previous in-depth knowledge of networks, system hardware, or operating systems is required therefore students can immediately learn the steps of keeping the attackers from infecting their computers.
    • REAL WORLD APPLICATION: Background material will help students across multiple progream apply practical security knowledge to various computers, networks, and software.
    • MULTIPLE AUDIENCES: This book meets the needs of students and faculty in a traditional classroom setting as well as in an online delivery of the course materials.
    • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: Hands-on activities can be performed using either equipment installed on a college campus or using personal computer equipment at home. Almost all hands-on activities cover software that is included as part of the Windows operating system or is a free download from the Internet. A special classroom computer lab is not necessary in order to perform the hands-on activities.
    • Information on the latest security attacks and defenses have been updated.
    • New material include the latest information on and best practices for securing wireless networks and mobile devices (laptops, smartphones, and tablets), cryptography and attacks using social engineering, and a brand new chapter on privacy.
    • A new section in each chapter on exceptional security provides practical suggestions for going “above and beyond” a basic level of security.
    • New Hands-On Projects in each chapter cover some of the latest security software.
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  • Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 20 years, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for multiple public and private enterprises. In addition, he is the author of many Cengage books, including CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3e; CWSP GUIDE TO WIRELESS SECURITY; GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS; and NETWORKING BASICS. He earned a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.