Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World

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CRC Press, 2016-04-19 - 368 psl.

Computer users have a significant impact on the security of their computer and personal information as a result of the actions they perform (or do not perform). Helping the average user of computers, or more broadly information technology, make sound security decisions, Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World focuses on practical security topics that users are likely to encounter on a regular basis.

Written for nontechnical readers, the book provides context to routine computing tasks so that readers better understand the function and impact of security in everyday life. The authors offer practical computer security knowledge on a range of topics, including social engineering, email, and online shopping, and present best practices pertaining to passwords, wireless networks, and suspicious emails. They also explain how security mechanisms, such as antivirus software and firewalls, protect against the threats of hackers and malware.

While information technology has become interwoven into almost every aspect of daily life, many computer users do not have practical computer security knowledge. This hands-on, in-depth guide helps anyone interested in information technology to better understand the practical aspects of computer security and successfully navigate the dangers of the digital world.

 

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Vartotojo apžvalga  - dcornwall - LibraryThing

Excellent book. Plain English, explanations without condescension, practical examples, multiple summaries and suggestions for further reading. Also has a "what to do next" section at the end of the book. Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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Chapter 1 What Is Information Security?
1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Computers and the Internet
21
Chapter 3 Passwords Under Attack
57
Chapter 4 Email Security
89
The Dark Side of Software
105
Defense in Depth
129
Chapter 7 Securely Surfing the World Wide Web
155
Chapter 8 Online Shopping
181
Phishing for Suckers
233
The Human Threat
259
Chapter 13 Case Studies
275
Chapter 14 Moving Forward with Security and Book Summary
297
Glossary
307
Reading List
315
Basics of Cryptography
319
Web Surfing Security Technologies
333

Chapter 9 Wireless Internet Security
193
Chapter 10 Social Networking
213
Back Cover
345
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