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See below for a selection of the latest books from Computer security category. Presented with a red border are the Computer security books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Computer security books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Managing Security Services in Heterogenous Networks

Managing Security Services in Heterogenous Networks

Author: N Jeyanthi, Kun Ma, Thinagaran Perumal, N. Thandeeswaran Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2021

A heterogeneous network is a network which connects computers and other devices with different operating systems, protocols, or access technologies. By definition, managing heterogenous networks is more difficult that homogenous networks. Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability (CIA) remain the foundation of security. This book sheds light upon the security threats, defenses, and remediation on various networking and data processing domains including wired networks, wireless networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, and social networks through the prisms of confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and access control. The book is broken into different chapters that explore central subjects and themes in the development of security in the Heterogenous Networks we see today. The chapters look at: * Access control methods in Cloud-Enabled Internet of Things * Secure routing algorithms for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks * Building security trust in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks using soft computing methods. * The use and development of Blockchain technology, with a particular focus on the Nonce Free Hash Generation in Blockchain. * Password authentication and keystroke biometrics. * Health care data analytics over BigData. * Bluetooth: and its Open issues for managing security services in Heterogenous Networks. As such, this book will be a valuable resource for a whole host of undergraduate and postgraduate students studying related topics, as well as the career professionals who have to effectively manage Heterogenous Networks in the workplace.

Hacking Binary Programs and Exploit Analysis

Hacking Binary Programs and Exploit Analysis

Author: Adam Aviv Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2021

This book provides the reader a dynamic educational experience focused on stack based binary exploits. It provides a guide for educators in developing course syllabi and coursework for students. The goal of this book can further the education of important security topics of binary exploits focused on the execution stack of a program. The book will feature rich text descriptions paired with end-of-chapter exercises and comprehensive live examples with a ready-made Virtual Machine image that can be used directly for instruction. Readers will also develop new skills in how to analyze programs for such vulnerabilities, and how to exploit programs to executie arbitrary code.

Security of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

Security of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

Author: Gildas Avoine Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2021

The chapters in this open access book arise out of the EU Cost Action project Cryptacus, the objective of which was to improve and adapt existent cryptanalysis methodologies and tools to the ubiquitous computing framework. The cryptanalysis implemented lies along four axes: cryptographic models, cryptanalysis of building blocks, hardware and software security engineering, and security assessment of real-world systems. The authors are top-class researchers in security and cryptography, and the contributions are of value to researchers and practitioners in these domains. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Building a Cybersecurity Program

Building a Cybersecurity Program

Author: Chris Houlder, Ahsan S Mir Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book enables security professionals to build a cybersecurity program from the ground up, regardless of the size of their organization. The book includes a high-level, comprehensive overview of all of the capabilities that go into a cybersecurity program (e.g., threat management, incident management, vulnerability management) and helps readers to determine which capabilities must be matured first and to what maturity level based on the risks that their organization faces. The book addresses methods for performing rapid risk assessments at early stages of cybersecurity program development. It also discusses key capabilities that should form the foundation to any cybersecurity program.

Security, Privacy, and Trust in Ubiquitous Computing

Security, Privacy, and Trust in Ubiquitous Computing

Author: Sheikh (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) Ahamed Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book addresses the integration of new devices (such as the iPhone), new technologies (such as cloud computing and green computing), and new software systems in pervasive and ubiquitous computing from the point of view of security, trust, and privacy (STP). It provides an overview of recent progress in ubiquitous and pervasive computing, examining current practices, trends, and challenges. The book covers theoretical approaches, mathematical models, empirical research, practical implementations, and diverse application areas, along with a rich and useful presentation of strategies for security issues in different computing areas.

Building and Managing an Effective Security Operations Center

Building and Managing an Effective Security Operations Center

Author: James L., III Rainey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

An information security operations involves monitoring, assessing, and defending enterprise information systems. For organizations without a formalized incident-handling capability, the creation from scratch of a security operations center that enables centralized visibility, alerting and investigation can be a daunting task. But fortunately organizations don't need a room full of security experts and an investment of millions of dollars in security systems to make progress here. This book explains how to develop an effective security operations center (SOC) and provides a roadmap for continuously evolving this capability to keep pace with the tactics of the adversaries.

Personal Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

Personal Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

Author: Lawrence Gerard (University of Saskatchewan) Dobranski Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Leaders of many public and private organizations face increased pressure to allow the use of personal mobile devices in their enterprises. This book provides an understanding of the increased risks that accompany the introduction of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) into the enterprise.

HIPAA and PCI Audits

HIPAA and PCI Audits

Author: Raj Goel Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book identifies proven tactics that help companies achieve HIPAA and PCI compliance and, more importantly, avoid system, record, and security compromises. It addresses policy, software, and procedural solutions to safeguarding information including: assigning unique IDs to users, controlling and monitoring access to data, maintaining a firewall to protect data, encrypting stored data, managing password and maintaining secure policies, and ensuring secure applications. For businesses to function, non-compliance is not an option. The book provides a blueprint and the tools necessary to maintain PCI and HIIPA compliance.

Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML

Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML

Author: Bogdan (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland) Ksiezopolski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In order to perform effective analysis of today's information security systems, numerous components must be taken into consideration. This book presents a well-organized, consistent solution created by the author, which allows for precise multilevel analysis of information security systems and accounts for all of the significant details. Enabling the multilevel modeling of secure systems, the quality of protection modeling language (QoP-ML) approach provides for the abstraction of security systems while maintaining an emphasis on quality protection. This book introduces the basis of the QoP modeling language along with all the advanced analysis modules, syntax, and semantics. It delineates the steps used in cryptographic protocols and introduces a multilevel protocol analysis that expands current understanding. Introduces quality of protection evaluation of IT Systems Covers the financial, economic, and CO2 emission analysis phase Supplies a multilevel analysis of Cloud-based data centers Details the structures for advanced communication modeling and energy analysis Considers security and energy efficiency trade-offs for the protocols of wireless sensor network architectures Includes case studies that illustrate the QoP analysis process using the QoP-ML Examines the robust security metrics of cryptographic primitives Compares and contrasts QoP-ML with the PL/SQL, SecureUML, and UMLsec approaches by means of the SEQUAL framework The book explains the formal logic for representing the relationships between security mechanisms in a manner that offers the possibility to evaluate security attributes. It presents the architecture and API of tools that ensure automatic analysis, including the automatic quality of protection analysis tool (AQoPA), crypto metrics tool (CMTool), and security mechanisms evaluation tool (SMETool). The book includes a number of examples and case studies that illustrate the QoP analysis process by the QoP-ML. Every operation defined by QoP-ML is described within parameters of security metrics to help you better evaluate the impact of each operation on your system's security.

Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling

Author: Izar Tarandach, Matthew J. Coles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Discover different techniques available today to perform threat modeling in your development process. Threat modeling helps software architects and developers determine what could possibly go wrong with a system under development before code is ever written. With this practical guide, you'll learn the most effective ways to integrate threat modeling into the development lifecycle, with actionable information whether you're following a waterfall or agile methodology. Learn the current state of the threat modeling practice Explore the security development lifecycle used in several organizations Get help for threat modeling issues you discover in the field Integrate threat modeling with your current development technologies Learn practical ways to ensure that threat modeling doesn't affect the velocity of agile teams

Cyber Privacy

Cyber Privacy

Author: April Falcon Doss Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2020

You're being tracked. Amazon, Google, Facebook, governments. No matter who we are or where we go, someone is collecting our data: to profile us, target us, assess us; to predict our behavior and analyze our attitudes; to influence the things we do and buy-even to impact our vote. If this makes you uneasy, it should. We live in an era of unprecedented data aggregation, and it's never been more difficult to navigate the trade-offs between individual privacy, personal convenience, national security, and corporate profits. Technology is evolving quickly, while laws and policies are changing slowly. You shouldn't have to be a privacy expert to understand what happens to your data. April Falcon Doss, a privacy expert and former NSA and Senate lawyer, has seen this imbalance in action. She wants to empower individuals and see policy catch up. In Cyber Privacy, Doss demystifies the digital footprints we leave in our daily lives and reveals how our data is being used-sometimes against us-by the private sector, the government, and even our employers and schools. She explains the trends in data science, technology, and the law that impact our everyday privacy. She tackles big questions: how data aggregation undermines personal autonomy, how to measure what privacy is worth, and how society can benefit from big data while managing its risks and being clear-eyed about its cost. It's high time to rethink notions of privacy and what, if anything, limits the power of those who are constantly watching, listening, and learning about us. This book is for readers who want answers to three questions: Who has your data? Why should you care? And most important, what can you do about it?