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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

A Real-World Perspective, 1st Edition

By Kutub Thakur, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

CRC Press

272 pages | 190 B/W Illus.

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals explains detailed concepts within computer networks and computer security in an easy-to-understand way, making it the perfect introduction to the topic. The book covers fundamental issues, using practical examples and real-world applications to give readers a rounded understanding of the subject and how it is applied. The first three chapters provide a deeper perspective on computer networks, cyber security and different types of cyber attacks that hackers choose to unleash on cyber environments. The book then goes on to cover the types of major computer malwares and cyber security attacks that shook the cyber world in the recent years, detailing the attacks and analyzing their impact on the global economy. The details of the malware codes that help the hacker initiate the hacking attacks on the networks are described fully. It then covers high-tech cyber security programs, devices and mechanism that are extensively adopted in the modern security systems. Examples of those systems include intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and security firewalls. It demonstrates how modern technologies can be used to create and manage passwords for secure data. The book also covers aspects of wireless networks and their security mechanisms. The details of the most commonly used Wi-Fi routers are provided with step by step procedures to configure and secure them more efficiently. Test questions are included throughout the chapters to ensure comprehension of the material. Along with the book’s step-by-step approach, this will allow undergraduate students of cybersecurity, network security and related disciplines to gain a quick grasp of the fundamental topics in the area. No prior knowledge is needed to get the full benefit of the book.

Table of Contents

1. Computers and Networks

2. Cyber Security

3. Types of Cyber Attack

4. Recent Cyber Attacks and Their Impact

5. Types of Computer Malware

6. Securing Your Computers

7. Password Management

8. Prevention from Cyber Attacks

9. Wireless Network Security

10. Secure Online Shopping and Internet Browsing

11. Mobile Device Security

12. Cyber Security Standards

About the Authors

Kutub Thakur is an assistant professor of cyber security and leads New Jersey City University NJCU's cyber security program. Kutub teaches Cyber Security and Forensics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is certified in computer hacking and forensic investigation. He has worked for various private and public entities such as Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, ConEdison, United Nations and Metropolitan Transport Authority. Kutub has publications in various journals, and has participated in many conferences. His research interests include cyber security, forensics and machine learning. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department, Southeast University (SEU), Bangladesh. Prior to this he has worked at Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh in 2018, Computer Science department at IIUM, Malaysia during 2010- 2015 and with the BRAC University, Bangladesh during 2009-2010. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, cloud computing, and e-services technologies. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several notable publications in these areas, and has delivered many keynotes and invited speeches at various international conferences and events, as well as chairing and organising others. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis, on top of editing a number of other journals and publishing seven books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Systems Architecture / General
COMPUTERS / Security / Viruses
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Networking / Security
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / Security
COMPUTERS / Security / Cryptography
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Vocational