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Cybersecurity Essentials 1st Edition

AuthorCharles J. Brooks, Christopher Grow, Philip A. Craig Jr., Donald Short

Published date: October 2018

March 21, 2024
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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1119362393

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sybex; 1st edition (October 5, 2018)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 784 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781119362395

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1119362395

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.25 pounds

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches

Book Description

"Cybersecurity Essentials" is a comprehensive guide that provides readers with a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts and practices of cybersecurity. Written by a team of experienced security experts, this book is designed to help individuals understand the essential topics required for entry-level cybersecurity certifications. The authors break down the complex world of cybersecurity into four distinct challenges: securing the infrastructure, securing devices, securing local networks, and securing the perimeter.

Throughout the book, readers will gain a detailed understanding of each challenge, along with real-world scenarios that illustrate how vulnerabilities manifest in everyday computing situations. The authors provide a thorough explanation of basic security and surveillance systems, intrusion detection and reporting systems, local host security, device protection, inner perimeter protection, remote access security, network topologies, and protocols.

One of the key strengths of "Cybersecurity Essentials" is its accessible approach to complex topics. The authors present the information in a clear and concise manner, making it easy for readers to grasp the fundamental concepts and practices of cybersecurity. Each section of the book concludes with a summary of key concepts, review questions, and hands-on exercises, allowing readers to test their understanding and apply their newly acquired knowledge in practical scenarios.

Whether you are a student, an aspiring cybersecurity professional, or simply someone interested in understanding the basics of cybersecurity, this book provides a solid foundation to build upon. By the end of "Cybersecurity Essentials," readers will have a comprehensive understanding of the field, be able to identify their place within it, and be well-prepared to embark on a path towards security certification.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of essential topics required for entry-level cybersecurity certifications

  • Expert authors with extensive experience in the field of cybersecurity

  • Real-world scenarios that illustrate vulnerabilities in everyday computing situations

  • Summaries of key concepts, review questions, and hands-on exercises for each section

  • Clear and accessible writing style suitable for beginners and non-technical readers

What You Will Learn?

  • Understanding the four distinct challenges of creating an effective cybersecurity defense

  • Securing infrastructure, devices, local networks, and the perimeter

  • Basic security and surveillance systems, intrusion detection, and reporting systems

  • Local host security and device protection

  • Protecting the inner perimeter and securing remote access

  • Network topologies, protocols, and strategies for identifying and defending against threats

Who this Book is for?

"Cybersecurity Essentials" is an ideal resource for anyone seeking to gain a foundational understanding of cybersecurity concepts and practices. This includes:

  • Students pursuing degrees in computer science, information technology, or related fields

  • Aspiring cybersecurity professionals looking to enter the field

  • Individuals preparing for entry-level cybersecurity certifications

  • Business professionals who want to understand the basics of cybersecurity to protect their organization's assets

  • Anyone interested in learning about the fundamental concepts and practices of cybersecurity

About the Author

The authors of "Cybersecurity Essentials" are a team of experienced security experts with diverse backgrounds in the field:

  • Charles J. Brooks is the co-owner and vice president of Educational Technologies Group Inc. and co-owner of eITPrep LLP, an online training company.

  • Christopher Grow, with over 20 years of IT/IS and cybersecurity experience, is the president of A.C.C.N.S. Consulting and the Technical Services manager for Educational Technologies Group L.L.C.

  • Philip Craig is the founder of BlackByte Cyber Security, LLC, a consultancy supporting the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) research and national security agendas.

  • Donald Short is the President of One World Telecommunications, Inc., an Internet Service Provider in Kennewick.

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