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Contents Online Resources Preface Notation About the Authors Chapter 0 Guide for Readers and Instructors 0.1 Outline of This Book 0.2 A Roadmap for Readers and Instructors 0.3 Support for CISSP Certification 0.4 Support for NSA/DHS Certification 0.5 Support for ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curricula 2013 0.6 Internet and Web Resources 0.7 Standards Chapter 1 Overview 1.1 Computer Security Concepts 1.2 Threats, Attacks, and Assets 1.3 Security Functional Requirements 1.4 Fundamental Security Design Principles 1.5 Attack Surfaces and Attack Trees 1.6 Computer Security Strategy 1.7 Recommended Reading 1.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems PART ONE COMPUTER SECURITY TECHNOLOGY AND PRINCIPLES Chapter 2 Cryptographic Tools 2.1 Confidentiality with Symmetric Encryption 2.2 Message Authentication and Hash Functions 2.3 Public-Key Encryption 2.4 Digital Signatures and Key Management 2.5 Random and Pseudorandom Numbers 2.6 Practical Application: Encryption of Stored Data 2.7 Recommended Reading 2.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 3 User Authentication 3.1 Electronic User Authentication Principles 3.2 Password-Based Authentication 3.3 Token-Based Authentication 3.4 Biometric Authentication 3.5 Remote User Authentication 3.6 Security Issues for User Authentication 3.7 Practical Application: An Iris Biometric System 3.8 Case Study: Security Problems for ATM Systems 3.9 Recommended Reading 3.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 4 Access Control 4.1 Access Control Principles 4.2 Subjects, Objects, and Access Rights 4.3 Discretionary Access Control 4.4 Example: UNIX File Access Control 4.5 Role-Based Access Control 4.6 Attribute-Based Access Control 4.7 Identity, Credential, and Access Management 4.8 Trust Frameworks 4.9 Case Study: RBAC System for a Bank 4.10 Recommended Reading 4.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 5 Database and Cloud Security 5.1 The Need for Database Security 5.2 Database Management Systems 5.3 Relational Databases 5.4 SQL Injection Attacks 5.5 Database Access Control 5.6 Inference 5.7 Database Encryption 5.8 Cloud Computing 5.9 Cloud Security Risks and Countermeasures 5.10 Data Protection in the Cloud 5.11 Cloud Security as a Service 5.12 Recommended Reading 5.13 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 6 Malicious Software 6.1 Types of Malicious Software 6.2 Advanced Persistent Threat 6.2 Propagation - Infected Content - Viruses 6.3 Propagation - Vulnerability Exploit - Worms 6.4 Propagation - Social Engineering - SPAM E-Mail, Trojans 6.5 Payload - System Corruption 6.6 Payload - Attack Agent - Zombie, Bots 6.7 Payload - Information Theft - Keyloggers, Phishing, Spyware 6.8 Payload - Stealthing - Backdoors, Rootkits 6.9 Countermeasures 6.10 Recommended Reading 6.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 7 Denial-of-Service Attacks 7.1 Denial-of-Service Attacks 7.2 Flooding Attacks 7.3 Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks 7.4 Application-Based Bandwidth Attacks 7.5 Reflector and Amplifier Attacks 7.6 Defenses Against Denial-of-Service Attacks 7.7 Responding to a Denial-of-Service Attack 7.8 Recommended Reading 7.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 8 Intrusion Detection 8.1 Intruders 8.2 Intrusion Detection 8.3 Analysis Approaches 8.4 Host-Based Intrusion Detection 8.5 Network-Based Intrusion Detection 8.6 Distributed or Hybrid Intrusion Detection 8.7 Intrusion Detection Exchange Format 8.8 Honeypots 8.9 Example System: Snort 8.10 Recommended Reading 8.11 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 9 Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems 9.1 The Need for Firewalls 9.2 Firewall Characteristics and Access Policy 9.3 Types of Firewalls 9.4 Firewall Basing 9.5 Firewall Location and Configurations 9.6 Intrusion Prevention Systems 9.7 Example: Unified Threat Management Products 9.8 Recommended Reading 9.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems PART TWO SOFTWARE SECURITY AND TRUSTED SYSTEMS Chapter 10 Buffer Overflow 10.1 Stack Overflows 10.2 Defending Against Buffer Overflows 10.3 Other Forms of Overflow Attacks 10.4 Recommended Reading 10.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 11 Software Security 11.1 Software Security Issues 11.2 Handling Program Input 11.3 Writing Safe Program Code 11.4 Interacting with the Operating System and Other Programs 11.5 Handling Program Input 11.6 Recommended Reading 11.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 12 Operating System Security 12.1 Introduction to Operating System Security 12.3 System Security Planning 12.3 Operating Systems Hardening 12.4 Application Security 12.5 Security Maintenance 12.6 Linux/UNIX Security 12.7 Windows Security 12.8 Virtualization Security 12.9 Recommended Reading 12.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 13 Trusted Computing and Multilevel Security 13.1 The Bell-LaPadula Model for Computer Security 13.2 Other Formal Models for Computer Security 13.3 The Concept of Trusted Systems 13.4 Application of Multilevel Security 13.5 Trusted Computing and the Trusted Platform Module 13.6 Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation 13.7 Assurance and Evaluation 13.8 Recommended Reading 13.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems PART THREE MANAGEMENT ISSUES Chapter 14 IT Security Management and Risk Assessment 14.1 IT Security Management 14.2 Organizational Context and Security Policy 14.3 Security Risk Assessment 14.4 Detailed Security Risk Analysis 14.5 Case Study: Silver Star Mines 14.6 Recommended Reading 14.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 15 IT Security Controls, Plans and Procedures 15.1 IT Security Management Implementation 15.2 Security Controls or Safeguards 15.3 IT Security Plan 15.4 Implementation of Controls 15.5 Monitoring Risks 15.6 Case Study: Silver Star Mines 15.7 Recommended Reading 15.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 16 Physical and Infrastructure Security 16.1 Overview 16.2 Physical Security Threats 16.3 Physical Security Prevention and Mitigation Measures 16.4 Recovery from Physical Security Breaches 16.5 Example: A Corporate Physical Security Policy 16.6 Integration of Physical and Logical Security 16.7 Recommended Reading 16.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 17 Human Resources Security 17.1 Security Awareness, Training, and Education 17.2 Employment Practices and Policies 17.3 E-Mail and Internet Use Policies 17.4 Computer Security Incident Response Teams 17.5 Recommended Reading 17.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 18 Security Auditing 18.1 Security Auditing Architecture 18.2 The Security Audit Trail 18.3 Implementing the Logging Function 18.4 Audit Trail Analysis 18.5 Example: An Integrated Approach 18.6 Recommended Reading 18.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 19 Legal and Ethical Aspects 19.1 Cybercrime and Computer Crime 19.2 Intellectual Property 19.3 Privacy 19.4 Ethical Issues 19.5 Recommended Reading 19.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Appendix 19A: Information Privacy Standard of Good Practice PART FOUR CRYPTOGRAPHIC ALGORITHMS Chapter 20 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality 20.1 Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality 20.2 Data Encryption Standard 20.3 Advanced Encryption Standard 20.4 Stream Ciphers and RC4 20.5 Cipher Block Modes of Operation 20.6 Location of Symmetric Encryption Devices 20.7 Key Distribution 20.8 Recommended Reading 20.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 21 Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication 21.1 Secure Hash Functions 21.2 HMAC 21.3 The RSA Public-Key Encryption Algorithm 21.4 Diffie-Hellman and Other Asymmetric Algorithms 21.5 Recommended Reading 21.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems PART FIVE NETWORK SECURITY Chapter 22 Internet Security Protocols and Standards 22.1 Secure Email and S/MIME 22.2 DomainKeys Identified Mail 22.3 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 22.4 HTTPS 22.5 IPv4 and IPv6 Security 22.6 Recommended Reading 22.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 23 Internet Authentication Applications 23.1 Kerberos 23.2 X.509 23.3 Public-Key Infrastructure 23.4 Federated Identity Management 23.5 Recommended Reading 23.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 24 Wireless Network Security 24.1 Wireless Security Overview 24.2 Mobile Device Security 24.3 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview 24.4 IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security 24.5 Recommended Reading 24.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems APPENDICES Appendix A Projects and Other Student Exercises for Teaching Computer Security A.1 Hacking Project A.2 Laboratory Exercises A.3 Security Education (SEED) Projects A.4 Research Projects A.5 Programming Projects A.6 Practical Security Assessments A.7 Firewall Projects A.8 Case Studies A.9 Reading/Report Assignments A.10 Writing Assignments A.11 Webcasts for Teaching Computer Security REFERENCES INDEX LIST OF ACRONYMS ONLINE CHAPTERS AND APPENDICES Online chapters, appendices, and other documents are Premium Content, available via the access card printed in the front of the book. Chapter 25 Linux Security 25.1 Introduction 25.2 Linux's Security Model 25.3 The Linux DAC in Depth: Filesystem Security 25.4 Linux Vulnerabilities 25.5 Linux System Hardening 25.6 Application Security 25.7 Mandatory Access Controls 25.8 Recommended Reading 25.9 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems Chapter 26 Windows and Windows Vista Security 26.1 Windows Security Architecture 26.2 Windows Vulnerabilities 26.3 Windows Security Defenses 26.4 Browser Defenses 26.5 Cryptographic Services 26.6 Common Criteria 26.7 Recommended Reading 26.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, Problems, and Projects Appendix B Some Aspects of Number Theory Appendix C Standards and Standard-Setting Organizations Appendix D Random and Pseudorandom Number Generation Appendix E Message Authentication Codes Based on Block Ciphers Appendix F TCP/IP Protocol Architecture Appendix G Radix-64 Conversion Appendix H Security Policy-Related Documents Appendix I The Domain Name System Appendix J The Base-Rate Fallacy Appendix K SHA-3 Appendix L Glossary

About the Author

Dr. William Stallings has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, over 40 books on computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients include computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. He has nine times received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association.He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals). He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia , a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.Dr. Lawrie Brown is a senior lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA) in Canberra, Australia. His professional interests include cryptography, communications and computer systems security, and most recently, the design of safe mobile code environments using the functional language Erlang. He has previously worked on the design and implementation of private key block ciphers, in particular the LOKI family of encryption algorithms. He currently teaches courses in computer security, cryptography, data communications and java programming, and conducts workshops in security risk assessment and firewall design.

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