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Elementary Information Security, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Richard E. Smith, PhD
  • ISBN-13: 9781284055931
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     866 pages      © 2016
Price: $161.95 US List
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Elementary Information Security is certified to comply fully with the NSTISSI 4011: the federal training standard for information security professionals.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

An ideal text for introductory information security courses, the second edition of Elementary Information Security provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the complex world of cybersecurity and technology. Thoroughly updated with recently reported cybersecurity incidents, this essential text enables students to gain direct experience by analyzing security problems and practicing simulated security activities. Emphasizing learning through experience, Elementary Information Security, Second Edition addresses technologies and cryptographic topics progressing from individual computers to more complex Internet-based systems.

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Features & Benefits

  • Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more
  • Use of the nationally recognized NIST Risk Management Framework to illustrate the cybersecurity process
  • Comprehensive coverage and full compliance of all topics required for U.S. government courseware certification NSTISSI 4011
  • Presents security issues through simple business-oriented case studies to make cybersecurity technology and problem-solving interesting and relevant
  • Provides tutorial material on the computing technologies that underlie the security problems and solutions
  • Available in our customizable PUBLISH platform

Applicable Courses

Ideal for the second-year undergraduate college or university course in Information Security.  This course can be found in various departments including Computer Science, Information Technology, Criminology, and Forensics.

Chapter 1 Security From the Ground Up  
Chapter 2 Controlling a Computer  
Chapter 3 Controlling Files  
Chapter 4 Sharing Files  
Chapter 5 Storing Files  
Chapter 6 Authenticating People  
Chapter 7 Encrypting Files  
Chapter 8 Secret and Public Keys  
Chapter 9 Encrypting Volumes  
Chapter 10 Connecting Computers  
Chapter 11 Networks of Networks  
Chapter 12 End-to-End Networking  
Chapter 13 Enterprise Computing  
Chapter 14 Network Encryption  
Chapter 15 Internet Services and Email  
Chapter 16 The World Wide Web  
Chapter 17 Governments and Secrecy  

Richard E. Smith, PhD

Dr. Rick Smith, Ph.D., CISSP, is a writer, educator, and consultant who operates the Cryptosmith consulting practice. Dr. Smith has over 30 years of experience with computing systems, half of which has focused on information security. Dr. Smith also teaches at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and has taught at the University of Minnesota and Boston University.

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The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284055931

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