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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Second Edition

Author(s): David Kim, President and Chief Security Officer, Security Evolutions, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia
Michael G. Solomon, PhD, CISSP, PMP, CISM, Solomon Consulting Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9781284031621
  • Paperback    544 pages      © 2014
Price: $99.95 US List
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Revised and updated with the latest information from this fast-paced field, Fundamentals of Information System Security, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transformation to a digital world, including a look at how business, government, and individuals operate today. Part 2 is adapted from the Official (ISC)2 SSCP Certified Body of Knowledge and presents a high-level overview of each of the seven domains within the System Security Certified Practitioner certification. The book closes with a resource for readers who desire additional material on information security standards, education, professional certifications, and compliance laws. With its practical, conversational writing style and step-by-step examples, this text is a must-have resource for those entering the world of information systems security.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New material on cloud computing, risk analysis, IP mobility, OMNIBus, and Agile Software Development.
  • Includes the most recent updates in Information Systems Security laws, certificates, standards, amendments, and the proposed Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013 and HITECH Act.
  • Provides new cases and examples pulled from real-world scenarios.
  • Updated data, tables, and sidebars provide the most current information in the field.


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Written for IT students and professionals looking to gain knowledge in information system security and prepare for the certification process.

Chapter  1 Information Systems Security  
Chapter  2 Changing the Way People and Businesses do Business  
Chapter  3 Malicious Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities  
Chapter  4 The Drivers of Information Security Business  
Chapter  5 Access Controls  
Chapter  6 Security Operations and Administration  
Chapter  7 Auditing, Testing, and Monitoring   
Chapter  8 Risk, Response, and Recovery  
Chapter  9 Cryptography  
Chapter  10 Networks and Communications  
Chapter  11 Malicious Code and Activity   
Chapter  12 Information Security Standards   
Chapter  13 Information Security Education and Training  
Chapter  14 Information Security Professional Certifications  
Chapter  15 US Compliance Laws   

David Kim-President and Chief Security Officer, Security Evolutions, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia

David Kim is the President & Principal Consultant at Security Evolutions, Inc. (SEI) located outside the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area in Northern Virginia. SEI provides governance, risk, and compliance consulting including security and privacy regulations for public and private sector clients globally.  Mr. Kim’s IT and IT security experiences encompasses more than 30+ years of regulatory compliance, technical IT and security engineering, and IT organizational management.  He is an accomplished author and part-time adjunct professor who enjoys teaching cybersecurity to students across the United States. 

Michael G. Solomon, PhD, CISSP, PMP, CISM-Solomon Consulting Inc.

Michael G. Solomon, Ph.D., CISSP, PMP, CISM, is a full-time security and OpenEdge speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in leading teams in achieving and maintaining secure IT environments. As an IT professional and consultant since 1987, he has led projects for numerous major organizations and has authored and contributed to multiple books and training courses. From 1998 until 2001, he was an instructor in the Kennesaw State University’s Computer Science and Information Sciences (CSIS) department, currently teaches graduate Information System Security courses at the University of the Cumberlands, and holds a PhD in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University.

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