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2nd Edition

A Practical Introduction to Enterprise Network and Security Management

ISBN 9781032048024
Published July 1, 2021 by Auerbach Publications
445 Pages 271 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A Practical Introduction to Enterprise Network and Security Management, Second Edition, provides a balanced understanding of introductory and advanced subjects in both computer networking and cybersecurity. Although much of the focus is on technical concepts, managerial issues related to enterprise network and security planning and design are explained from a practitioner’s perspective.

Because of the critical importance of cybersecurity in today’s enterprise networks, security-related issues are explained throughout the book, and four chapters are dedicated to fundamental knowledge. Challenging concepts are explained so readers can follow through with careful reading.

This book is written for those who are self-studying or studying information systems or computer science in a classroom setting. If used for a course, it has enough material for a semester or a quarter.


  • Provides both theoretical and practical hands-on knowledge and learning experiences for computer networking and cybersecurity
  • Offers a solid knowledge base for those preparing for certificate tests, such as CompTIA and CISSP
  • Takes advantage of actual cases, examples, industry products, and services so students can relate concepts and theories to practice
  • Explains subjects in a systematic and practical manner to facilitate understanding
  • Includes practical exercise questions that can be individual or group assignments within or without a classroom
  • Contains several information-rich screenshots, figures, and tables carefully constructed to solidify concepts and enhance visual learning

The text is designed for students studying information systems or computer science for the first time. As a textbook, this book includes hands-on assignments based on the Packet Tracer program, an excellent network design and simulation tool from Cisco. Instructor materials also are provided, including PowerPoint slides, solutions for exercise questions, and additional chapter questions from which to build tests.

Table of Contents

1. Networking: Fundamental Concepts

2. Cybersecurity: Fundamentals

3. Essential Layers of Computer Networking

4. IP Address Planning and Management

5. Intermediary Devices

6. Wi-Fi and Cellular Network

7. Ethernet LAN

8. Cybersecurity: Threats

9. Cybersecurity: Network and Host Protection

10. Cybersecurity: Data Protection

11. Fundamentals of Packet Routing

12. Wide Area Network

13. Physical Layer Data Transmissions

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Bongsik Shin is a professor of Management Information Systems at San Diego State University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and was an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha before joining San Diego State University. He has taught computer network & cybersecurity management, business intelligence (data warehousing & data mining, statistics), decision support systems, electronic commerce, and IT management & strategy. Especially, he has been teaching computer networking and cybersecurity continuously over 20 years. His academic activities in pursuit of teaching and research excellence have been funded by more than 25 internal and external grants. His recent research efforts have been all about cybersecurity on subjects related to cyber threat intelligence, ransomware, authentication & access control and countermeasures of phishing. Recently, his team, he as the principal investigator, has been awarded a grant by the Department of Defense of the US to conduct research on "Actionable Intelligence-Oriented Cyber Threat Modeling." He has published more than 30 articles in such high impact journals as MIS Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Information & Management, and Decision Support Systems. In 2016, he served as a conference co-chair of Americas Conference on Information Systems, one of the three largest MIS conferences with attendees from 40+ countries.