Expert preparation covering 100% of Security+ exam SY0-501 objectives
CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition offers invaluable preparation for Exam SY0-501. Written by an expert author team, this book covers 100% of the exam objectives with clear, concise explanation. You'll learn how to handle threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities using industry-standard tools and technologies, while understanding the role of architecture and design. From everyday tasks like identity and access management to complex topics like risk management and cryptography, this study guide helps you consolidate your knowledge base in preparation for the Security+ exam. Practical examples illustrate how these processes play out in real-world scenarios, allowing you to immediately translate essential concepts to on-the-job application. You also gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, which features a robust toolkit for more thorough prep: flashcards, glossary of key terms, practice questions, and a pre-assessment exam equip you with everything you need to enter the exam confident in your skill set.
This study guide is approved and endorsed by CompTIA, and has been fully updated to align with the latest version of the exam.Master essential security technologies, tools, and tasksUnderstand how Security+ concepts are applied in the real worldStudy on the go with electronic flashcards and moreTest your knowledge along the way with hundreds of practice questions
To an employer, the CompTIA Security+ certification proves that you have the knowledge base and skill set to secure applications, devices, and networks; analyze and respond to threats; participate in risk mitigation, and so much more. As data threats loom larger every day, the demand for qualified security professionals will only continue to grow. If you're ready to take the first step toward a rewarding career, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition is the ideal companion for thorough exam preparation.
Clearly explains core network security concepts, challenges, technologies, and skills
Thoroughly updated for the latest attacks and countermeasures
The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a network security career
Security is the IT industry’s hottest topic–and that’s where the hottest opportunities are, too. Organizations desperately need professionals who can help them safeguard against the most sophisticated attacks ever created–attacks from well-funded global criminal syndicates, and even governments.
Today, security begins with defending the organizational network. Network Defense and Countermeasures, Second Edition is today’s most complete, easy-to-understand introduction to modern network attacks and their effective defense.
From malware and DDoS attacks to firewalls and encryption, Chuck Easttom blends theoretical foundations with up-to-the-minute best-practice techniques. Starting with the absolute basics, he discusses crucial topics many security books overlook, including the emergence of network-based espionage and terrorism.
If you have a basic understanding of networks, that’s all the background you’ll need to succeed with this book: no math or advanced computer science is required. You’ll find projects, questions, exercises, case studies, links to expert resources, and a complete glossary–all designed to deepen your understanding and prepare you to defend real-world networks.
Learn how to
Understand essential network security concepts, challenges, and careers
Learn how modern attacks work
Discover how firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and virtual private networks (VPNs) combine to protect modern networks
Select the right security technologies for any network environment
Use encryption to protect information
Harden Windows and Linux systems and keep them patched
Securely configure web browsers to resist attacks
Defend against malware
Define practical, enforceable security policies
Use the “6 Ps” to assess technical and human aspects of system security
Detect and fix system vulnerability
Apply proven security standards and models, including Orange Book, Common Criteria, and Bell-LaPadula
Ensure physical security and prepare for disaster recovery
Know your enemy: learn basic hacking, and see how to counter it
Understand standard forensic techniques and prepare for investigations of digital crime
Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is packed with tips and examples, all extensively updated for the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Each chapter offers exercises, projects, and review questions designed to deepen your understanding and help you apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a system or network administrator, a manager, or a law enforcement professional, this book will help you protect your systems and data and expand your career options.
Learn how toIdentify the worst threats to your network and assess your risks Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can prevent their attacks Implement a proven layered approach to network security Use basic networking knowledge to improve security Resist the full spectrum of Internet-based scams and frauds Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks Prevent attacks by viruses, spyware, and other malware Protect against low-tech social engineering attacks Choose the best encryption methods for your organization Select firewalls and other security technologies Implement security policies that will work in your environment Scan your network for vulnerabilities Evaluate potential security consultants Understand cyberterrorism and information warfare Master basic computer forensics and know what to do after you’re attacked
COVERS ALL SIX EXAM DOMAINS:
Legal and ethical principles
Hybrid and emerging technologies
ELECTRONIC CONTENT INCLUDES:250 practice exam questions Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain
Cryptography underpins today’s cyber-security; however, few information security professionals have a solid understanding of these encryption methods due to their complex mathematical makeup. Modern Cryptography: Applied Mathematics for Encryption and Information Security leads readers through all aspects of the field, providing a comprehensive overview of cryptography and practical instruction on the latest encryption methods.
The book begins with an overview of the evolution of cryptography and moves on to modern protocols with a discussion of hashes, cryptanalysis, and steganography. From there, seasoned security author Chuck Easttom provides readers with the complete picture—full explanations of real-world applications for cryptography along with detailed implementation instructions. Unlike similar titles on the topic, this reference assumes no mathematical expertise—the reader will be exposed to only the formulas and equations needed to master the art of cryptography.Concisely explains complex formulas and equations and makes the math easy Teaches even the information security novice critical encryption skills Written by a globally-recognized security expert who has taught cryptography to various government and civilian groups and organizations around the world
· Clearly explains key concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills
· Covers the latest penetration testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST
Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to penetration testing. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all the concepts, terminology, challenges, and skills you’ll need to be effective.
Drawing on decades of experience in cybersecurity and related IT fields, Easttom integrates theory and practice, covering the entire penetration testing life cycle from planning to reporting.
You’ll gain practical experience through a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools. Throughout, quizzes, projects, and review sections deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned.
Including essential pen testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST, Penetration Testing Fundamentals will help you protect your assets–and expand your career options.
LEARN HOW TO
· Understand what pen testing is and how it’s used
· Meet modern standards for comprehensive and effective testing
· Review cryptography essentials every pen tester must know
· Perform reconnaissance with Nmap, Google searches, and ShodanHq
· Use malware as part of your pen testing toolkit
· Test for vulnerabilities in Windows shares, scripts, WMI, and the Registry
· Pen test websites and web communication
· Recognize SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks
· Scan for vulnerabilities with OWASP ZAP, Vega, Nessus, and MBSA
· Identify Linux vulnerabilities and password cracks
· Use Kali Linux for advanced pen testing
· Apply general hacking technique ssuch as fake Wi-Fi hotspots and social engineering
· Systematically test your environment with Metasploit
· Write or customize sophisticated Metasploit exploits
CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests provides invaluable practice for candidates preparing for Exam SY0-501. Covering 100% of exam objectives, this book provides 1,000 practice questions to help you test your knowledge and maximize your performance well in advance of exam day. Whether used alone or as a companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, these questions help reinforce what you know while revealing weak areas while there’s still time to review. Six unique practice tests plus one bonus practice exam cover threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; technologies and tools; architecture and design; identity and access management; risk management; and cryptography and PKI to give you a comprehensive preparation resource. Receive one year of FREE access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools that allow you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day.
The CompTIA Security+ certification is internationally-recognized as validation of security knowledge and skills. The exam tests your ability to install and configure secure applications, networks, and devices; analyze, respond to, and mitigate threats; and operate within applicable policies, laws, and regulations. This book provides the practice you need to pass with flying colors.Master all six CompTIA Security+ objective domainsTest your knowledge with 1,000 challenging practice questionsIdentify areas in need of further reviewPractice test-taking strategies to go into the exam with confidenceThe job market for information security professionals is thriving, and will only expand as threats become more sophisticated and more numerous. Employers need proof of a candidate’s qualifications, and the CompTIA Security+ certification shows that you’ve mastered security fundamentals in both concept and practice. If you’re ready to take on the challenge of defending the world’s data, CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests is an essential resource for thorough exam preparation.