Best Network Security Books for Preventing and Monitoring Unauthorized Access

Network security consists of the policies and practices adopted to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Network security involves the authorization of access to data in a network, which is controlled by the network administrator. Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs; conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies, and individuals. To protect your network system you must read this best selling network security books.
Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
Author: Mark Ciampa
Published at: 25/07/2011
ISBN: 1111640122
'Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals' provides the most current coverage available while thoroughly preparing readers for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 certification exam. Its comprehensive introduction to practical network and computer security covers all of the new CompTIA Security+ exam objectives.

What You Will Learn:
  • The book includes virtualization, mobile devices, and other trends.
  • Psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention.
  • Cloud computing security and application programming development security.
  • Wireless Network Security.
  • Access control fundamentals.

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide
Author: Darril Gibson
Published at: 25/10/2014
ISBN: 1939136024
Each of the eleven chapters of this book presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.

What You Will Learn:
  • You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details.
  • This book includes 400 realistic practice test questions which will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam.
  • The book includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter.
  • You will find the practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question.
  • This guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams.
  • This SY0-401 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must-read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.

Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (2nd Edition)
Author: Charlie Kaufman,Radia Perlman,Mike Speciner
Published at: 02/05/2002
ISBN: 0130460192
The classic guide to network and Internet security has been thoroughly updated for today's latest security threats. In the second edition of Network Security, this most distinguished of author teams draws on hard-won experience to explain every facet of information security, from the basics to advanced cryptography and authentication; secure Web and email services; and emerging security standards.

What You Will Learn:
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), IPsec, SSL, PKI Standards, and Web security.
  • The basics of advanced cryptography and authentication; secure Web and email services and emerging security standards.
  • Cryptographic algorithms on which most network data systems depend.
  • The book provides comprehensive descriptions of many authentication systems, including Kerberos, Net-Ware, Lotus notes, DASS, and KryptoKnight. 

Network Security Assessment: Know Your Network
Author: Chris McNab
Published at: 23/12/2016
ISBN: 149191095X
With the help of 'Network Security Assesment' book, you’ll learn how to perform network-based penetration testing in a structured manner. Security expert Chris McNab demonstrates common vulnerabilities, and the steps you can take to identify them in your environment. Each chapter includes a checklist summarizing attacker techniques, along with effective countermeasures you can use immediately.

What You Will Learn:
  • This book provides a process to help you mitigate risks posed to your network.
  • Common services such as SSH, FTP, Kerberos, SNMP, and LDAP.
  • Microsoft services, including NetBIOS, SMB, RPC, and RDP.
  • SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services.
  • IPsec and PPTP services that provide secure network access.
  • TLS protocols and features providing transport security.
  • Web server software, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Nginx.
  • The basic concept of frameworks including Rails, Django, Microsoft ASP.NET, and PHP.
  • Database servers, storage protocols, and distributed key-value stores.

Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions
Author: Stuart McClure,Joel Scambray,George Kurtz
Published at: 01/08/2012
ISBN: 0071780289
By reading this book you will able to find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks. Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions contains all-new visual maps and a comprehensive “countermeasures cookbook.”

What You Will Learn:
  • Obstruct APTs and web-based meta-exploits.
  • Defend against UNIX-based root access and buffer overflow hacks.
  • Block SQL injection, spear phishing, and embedded-code attacks.
  • Detect and terminate rootkits, Trojans, bots, worms, and malware.
  • Lockdown remote access using smart cards and hardware tokens.
  • Protect 802.11 WLANs with multilayered encryption and gateways.
  • Plug holes in VoIP, social networking, cloud, and Web 2.0 services.
  • The latest iPhone and Android attacks and how to protect yourself.

Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards (6th Edition)
Author: William Stallings
Published at: 07/08/2016
ISBN: 013452733X
'Network Securities Essentials: Applications and Standards' introduce readers to the critical importance of internet security in our age of universal electronic connectivity. The Sixth Edition covers the expanding developments in the cryptography and network security disciplines, giving readers a practical survey of applications and standards. 

What You Will Learn: 
  • Network security applications like IP security, SSL/TLS, WiFi Security, cloud security etc.
  • System Security like system-level security issues including the threat of and countermeasures for malicious software and intruders, and the use of firewalls.
  • Learn top to bottom about cryptography.
  • Find many projects and exercise in this book.
  • The complete guide of fundamental security design principles. 

The Network Security Test Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Michael Gregg
Published at: 24/08/2015
ISBN: 1118987055
The Network Security Test Lab' is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to ultimate IT security implementation. Covering the full complement of malware, viruses, and other attack technologies, this essential guide walks you through the security assessment and penetration testing process, and provides the set-up guidance you need to build your own security-testing lab. 'The Network Security Test Lab' is the ultimate guide when you are on the front lines of defense, providing the most up-to-date methods of thwarting the would-be attacks.

What You Will Learn:
  • Run attacks in an isolated sandbox to better understand how attackers target systems, and how to build the defenses that stop them.
  • Introduced to tools like Wireshark, Network miner, Nmap, Metasploit, and more as you discover techniques for defending against network attacks, social networking bugs, malware, and the most prevalent malicious traffic.
  • Find the actual attacks of hackers.
  • Acquainted with your hardware, gear, and test platform.
  • How attackers penetrate existing security systems.
  • Detect malicious activity and build effective defenses.
  • Investigate and analyze attacks to inform defense strategy.
  • Access to open source tools, demo software, and a bootable version of Linux to facilitate hands-on learning and help you implement your new skills.

Network Security A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition
Author: Eric Maiwald
Published at: 16/10/2012
ISBN: 0071795707
'Network Security: A Beginner's Guide', includes the latest and most effective security strategies. You'll learn about the four basic types of attacks, how hackers exploit them, and how to implement information security services to protect information and systems. Perimeter, monitoring, and encryption technologies are discussed in detail.

What You Will Learn:
  • The book explains how to create and deploy an effective security policy, manage and assess risk, and perform audits.
  • In this book, you will learn Information security best practices and standards, including ISO/IEC 27002, are covered in this practical resource.
  • Common security terms defined so that you're in the know on the job.
  • Frank and relevant opinions based on the author's years of industry experience.
  • Get tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization's budget.
  • Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts.
  • Customizable checklists so that you can use to get a job immediately.
  • How, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work.

CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
Author: Mark Ciampa
Published at: 22/09/2017
ISBN: 1337288780
'CompTIA Security + Guide to Network Security Fundamentals' thoroughly prepares readers for professional certification and career success. New Hands-On Projects and case activities help readers put what they learn into practice, while end-of-chapter exercises direct them to the Information Security Community Site for additional activities, blogs, videos, and up-to-the-minute news and insight from the field.

What You Will Learn:
  • Important technologies and tools for combating attacks, architecture, and design.
  • Identify identity and access management; risk management; and cryptography.
  • The book covers threats, attacks, and various types of vulnerabilities.
  • It also includes expanded coverage of embedded device security, attacks and defenses, and the latest developments and trends in information security, including new software tools to assess security.

Cryptography And Network Security, 7Th Edition
Author: William Stallings
Published at: 01/01/2016
ISBN: 9332585229
’Cryptography and Network Security, Seventh Edition, introduces the reader to the compelling and evolving field of cryptography and network security. In an age of viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud on a global scale, security is paramount. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security.

What You Will Learn:
  • The first part of this book, contains the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored by providing a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology.
  • The practical applications that have been implemented and are in use to provide network security.
  • Sage, one of the most important features of the book.
  • The book also provides an unparalleled degree of support for the reader to ensure a successful learning experience.

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