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Description - Firewalls and Internet Security by William R. Cheswick

The best-selling first edition of Firewalls and Internet Security became the bible of Internet security by showing a generation of Internet security experts how to think about threats and solutions. This completely updated and expanded second edition defines the security problems companies face in today's Internet, identifies the weaknesses in the most popular security technologies, and illustrates the ins and outs of deploying an effective firewall. Readers will learn how to plan and execute a security strategy that allows easy access to Internet services while defeating even the wiliest of hackers.Firewalls and Internet Security, Second Edition, draws upon the authors' experiences as researchers in the forefront of their field since the beginning of the Internet explosion. The book begins with an introduction to their philosophy of Internet security. It progresses quickly to a dissection of possible attacks on hosts and networks and describes the tools and techniques used to perpetrate--and prevent--such attacks. The focus then shifts to firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs), providing a step-by-step guide to firewall deployment. Readers are immersed in the real-world practices of Internet security through a critical examination of problems and practices on today's intranets, as well as discussions of the deployment of a hacking-resistant host and of intrusion detection systems (IDS). The authors scrutinize secure communications over insecure networks and conclude with their predictions about the future of firewalls and Internet security. The book's appendixes provide an introduction to cryptography and a list of resources (also posted to the book's Web site) that readers can rely on for tracking further security developments.Armed with the authors' hard-won knowledge of how to fight off hackers, readers of Firewalls and Internet Security, Second Edition, can make security decisions that will make the Internet--and their computers--safer. 020163466XB01302003

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780201634662
ISBN-10: 020163466X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 188mm x 29mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Addison Wesley
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William R. Cheswick

William R. Cheswick (http://cheswick.com) is Chief Scientist at Lumeta Corporation, which explores and maps clients' network infrastructures and finds perimeter leaks. Formerly he was a senior researcher at Lucent Bell Labs, where he did pioneering work in the areas of firewall design and implementation, PC viruses, mailers, and Internet munitions. Steven M. Bellovin (http://stevebellovin.com) is a Fellow at AT&T Labs Research, where he works on networks, security, and, especially, why the two don't get along. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is one of the Security Area directors of the Internet Engineering Task Force. Long ago he was one of the creators of NetNews. Aviel D. Rubin (http://avirubin.com) is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins University and serves as the Technical Director of their Information Security Institute. He was previously Principal Researcher in the Secure Systems Research Department at AT&T Laboratories and is the author of several books. 020163466XAB01302003