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1st Edition

Understanding Cybersecurity Technologies
A Guide to Selecting the Right Cybersecurity Tools

ISBN 9780367457457
Published December 15, 2021 by CRC Press
224 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cyberattacks on enterprises, government institutions, and individuals are exponentially growing. At the same time, the number of companies, both small and large, offering all types of solutions has been increasing too. Since companies rely on technological solutions to protect themselves against cyberattacks, understanding and selecting the right solutions among those offered presents a significant challenge for professionals, company executives, and newcomers to the cybersecurity field.


  • Presents descriptions for each type of cybersecurity technology and their specifications
  • Explains applications, usages, and offers case studies to enhance comprehension
  • Offers an easy-to-understand classification of existing cybersecurity technologies
  • Provides an understanding of the technologies without getting lost in technical details
  • Focuses on existing technologies used in different solutions, without focusing on the companies that offer these technologies

This book is intended to help all professionals new to cybersecurity, students, and experts to learn or educate their audiences on the foundations of the available solutions.

Table of Contents

1. Cybersecurity Technologies Classification

2. Encryption

3. Authentication

4. Biometrics

5. Firewall Technologies

6. Virus Detection

7. Phishing Detection

8. Endpoint Protection

9. Malware Protection Technology

10. The Internet of Things (IoT)

11. Network Security

12. Location Tracking

13. Surveillance

14. Insider Threat Protection

15. Intrusion Detection

16. Vulnerability Scanning

17. Penetration Testing

18. Conclusion

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Dr. Abbas Moallem is a consultant and adjunct professor at San Jose State University, California where he teaches human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, information visualization and human factors. He is the program chair of HCI-CPT, the International Conference on HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust.

Dr. Moallem is the editor of "HCI in cybersecurity Handbook" and the author of "Cybersecurity Awareness Among College Students and Faculty". He is also the editor of a book series from CRC PRESS called "The Human Element in Smart and Intelligent Systems Series".