Analyzing Computer Security: A Threat / Vulnerability / by Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

By Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

“In this publication, the authors undertake a refreshingly new method of explaining the intricacies of the safety and privateness problem that's quite compatible to today’s cybersecurity demanding situations. Their use of the threat–vulnerability–countermeasure paradigm mixed with vast real-world examples all through ends up in a truly potent studying methodology.”

—Charles C. Palmer, IBM Research 

The glossy creation to desktop defense: comprehend Threats, establish Their explanations, and enforce powerful Countermeasures


Analyzing desktop safety is a clean, glossy, and appropriate creation to machine safety. geared up round today’s key assaults, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures, it is helping you're thinking that significantly and creatively approximately desktop security—so you could hinder critical difficulties and mitigate the results of these that also happen.


In this new booklet, well known safety and software program engineering specialists Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger—authors of the vintage Security in Computing—teach protection the way in which smooth protection pros method it: by way of deciding upon the folks or issues which could reason damage, uncovering weaknesses that may be exploited, and selecting and making use of the precise protections. With this procedure, not just will you research situations of assaults that experience happened, yet additionally, you will learn how to follow this technique to new situations.


The booklet covers “hot button” concerns, comparable to authentication mess ups, community interception, and denial of carrier. you furthermore may achieve new perception into broader topics, together with danger research, usability, belief, privateness, ethics, and forensics. One step at a time, the ebook systematically is helping you strengthen the problem-solving talents had to safeguard any info infrastructure.


Coverage includes 

  • Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures
  • Knowing whilst defense comes in handy, and whilst it’s dead “security theater”
  • Implementing powerful id and authentication systems
  • Using sleek cryptography and overcoming weaknesses in cryptographic systems
  • Protecting opposed to malicious code: viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, and more
  • Understanding, fighting, and mitigating DOS and DDOS attacks
  • Architecting safer stressed out and instant networks
  • Building safer software software program and working structures via extra sturdy designs and layered protection
  • Protecting identities and implementing privacy
  • Addressing laptop threats in severe parts akin to cloud computing, e-voting, cyberwarfare, and social media


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