Principles of Computer Security: Comptia Security+ and Beyond, Sixth Edition (Exam Sy0-601)

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Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-601. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook covers how to secure hardware, systems, and software. It addresses new threats and cloud environments, and provides additional coverage of governance, risk, compliance, and much more. Written by a team of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+(TM) and Beyond, Sixth Edition (Exam SY0-601) will help you become a CompTIA-certified computer security expert while also preparing you for a successful career.

Find out how to:

  • Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security
  • Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs)
  • Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices
  • Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications
  • Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing
  • Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits
  • Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security
  • Explore secure software development requirements
  • Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures
  • Handle computer forensics and incident response
  • Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues

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Each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Real-world examples
  • Try This! and Cross Check exercises
  • Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings
  • Exam Tips
  • End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

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