Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction
High-level overview of the information security field. Covers key concepts like confidentiality, integrity, and availability, then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. Foundations of Information Security provides readers with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Best selling author Jason Andress provides the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. Each chapter explores one main security concept, lists scenarios in which the concept is applicable, and discusses the implementation of that concept in detail, often by going over rival models or strategies. Readers will come away with a sense of what types of assets need protecting, what kinds of risks exist, and what kinds of defensive measures can be taken.
Dr. Jason Andress is a seasoned security professional, security researcher, and technophile. He has been writing on security topics for over a decade, covering data security, network security, hardware security, penetration testing, and digital forensics, among others.