Information Security. Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2171458
  • Book
  • 606 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Now updated your expert guide to twenty–first century information security

Information security is a rapidly evolving field. As businesses and consumers become increasingly dependent on complex multinational information systems, it is more imperative than ever to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data. Featuring a wide array of new information on the most current security issues, this fully updated and revised edition of Information Security: Principles and Practice provides the skills and knowledge readers need to tackle any information security challenge.

Taking a practical approach to information security by focusing on real–world examples, this book is organized around four major themes:

  • Cryptography: classic cryptosystems, symmetric key cryptography, public key cryptography, hash functions, random numbers, information hiding, and cryptanalysis

  • Access control: authentication and authorization, password–based security, ACLs and capabilities, multilevel security and compartments, covert channels and inference control, security models such as BLP and Biba′s model, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems

  • Protocols: simple authentication protocols, session keys, perfect forward secrecy, timestamps, SSH, SSL, IPSec, Kerberos, WEP, and GSM

  • Software: flaws and malware, buffer overflows, viruses and worms, malware detection, software reverse engineering, digital rights management, secure software development, and operating systems security

This Second Edition features new discussions of relevant security topics such as the SSH and WEP protocols, practical RSA timing attacks, botnets, and security certification. New background material has been added, including a section on the Enigma cipher and coverage of the classic "orange book" view of security. Also featured are a greatly expanded and upgraded set of homework problems and many new figures, tables, and graphs to illustrate and clarify complex topics and problems. A comprehensive set of classroom–tested PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual are available to assist in course development.

Minimizing theory while providing clear, accessible content, Information Security remains the premier text for students and instructors in information technology, computer science, and engineering, as well as for professionals working in these fields.

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About The Author.


1 Introduction.

1.1 The Cast of Characters.

1.2 Alice s Online Bank.

1.3 About This Book.

1.4 The People Problem.

1.5 Principles and Practice.

1.6 Problems.

I Crypto.

2 Crypto Basics.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 How to Speak Crypto.

2.3 Classic Crypto.

2.4 Modern Crypto History.

2.5 A Taxonomy of Cryptography.

2.6 A Taxonomy of Cryptanalysis.

2.7 Summary.

2.8 Problems.

3 Symmetric Key Crypto.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Stream Ciphers.

3.3 Block Ciphers.

3.4 Integrity.

3.5 Summary.

3.6 Problems.

4 Public Key Crypto.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Knapsack.

4.3 RSA.

4.4 Diffie–Hellman.

4.5 Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

4.6 Public Key Notation.

4.7 Uses for Public Key Crypto.

4.8 Public Key Infrastructure.

4.9 Summary.

4.10 Problems.

5 Hash Functions++.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 What is a Cryptographic Hash Function?

5.3 The Birthday Problem.

5.4 A Birthday Attack.

5.5 Non–Cryptographic Hashes.

5.6 Tiger Hash.

5.7 HMAC.

5.8 Uses for Hash Functions.

5.9 Miscellaneous Crypto–Related Topics.

5.10 Summary.

5.11 Problems.

6 Advanced Cryptanalysis.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Enigma.

6.3 RC4 as Used in WEP.

6.4 Linear and Differential Cryptanalysis.

6.5 Lattice Reduction and the Knapsack.

6.6 RSA Timing Attack.

6.7 Summary.

6.8 Problems.

II Access Control.

7 Authentication.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Authentication Methods.

7.3 Passwords.

7.4 Biometrics.

7.5 Something You Have.

7.6 Two–Factor Authentication.

7.7 Single Sign–On and Web Cookies.

7.8 Summary.

7.9 Problems.

8 Authorization.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 A Brief History of Authorization.

8.3 Access Control Matrix.

8.4 Multilevel Security Models.

8.5 Compartments.

8.6 Covert Channel.


8.9 Firewalls.

8.10 Intrusion Detection Systems.

8.11 Summary.

8.12 Problems.

III Protocols.

9 Simple Authentication Protocols.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Simple Security Protocols.

9.3 Authentication Protocols.

9.4 Authentication and TCP.

9.5 Zero Knowledge Proofs.

9.6 The Best Authentication Protocol?

9.7 Summary.

9.8 Problems.

10 Real–World Security Protocols.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 SSH.

10.3 SSL.

10.4 IPSec.

10.5 Kerberos.

10.6 WEP.

10.7 GSM.

10.8 Summary.

10.9 Problems.

IV Software.

11 Software Flaws and Malware.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Software Flaws.

11.3 Malware.

11.4 Botnets.

11.5 Miscellaneous Software–Based Attacks.

11.6 Summary.

11.7 Problems.

12 Insecurity in Software.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Software Reverse Engineering.

12.3 Digital Rights Management.

12.4 Software Development.

12.5 Summary.

12.6 Problems.

13 Operating Systems and Security.

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 OS Security Functions.

13.3 Trusted Operating System.

13.4 Next Generation Secure Computing Base.

13.5 Summary.

13.6 Problems.


A–1. Network Security Basics.

A–2. Math Essentials.

Annotated Bibliography.


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Mark Stamp, PhD, is Professor of Computer Science at San José State University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate–level information security courses. In addition to his experience gained in private industry and academia, Dr. Stamp has seven years′ experience working as a cryptanalyst at the U.S. National Security Agency. He has written dozens of academic papers and two books on the topic of information security.
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