Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to Computer Network Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 3-40
    3. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 41-57
  3. Security Issues and Challenges in the Traditional Computer Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 61-86
    3. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 87-103
    4. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 105-130
    5. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 145-169
  4. Dealing with Computer Network Security Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 173-184
    3. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 185-204
    4. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 205-223
    5. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 225-248
    6. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 249-272
    7. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 273-298
    8. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 299-324
    9. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 325-343
    10. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 359-389
    11. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 391-419
    12. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 421-436
    13. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 437-445
  5. Elastic Extension Beyond the Traditional Computer Network: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Mobile Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 449-472
    3. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 473-490
  6. Securing the Last Frontiers – The Home Front

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
  7. Hands-on Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-525
    2. Joseph Migga Kizza
      Pages 527-537
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 539-545

About this book


This important text/reference presents a comprehensive guide to the field of computing and information security and assurance. The book takes a broad view of computer network security, encompassing online social networks, and wireless and mobile systems.

This fully updated new edition explores the security issues, vulnerabilities and dangers encountered by the users of modern computing and communication devices, highlighting the need to develop improved algorithms, protocols, and best practices to enhance the security of public, private and enterprise systems alike.

Topics and features:

·         Introduces the fundamentals of traditional computer networks, the security threats they face, and the best practices currently in use

·         Discusses the security challenges introduced by virtualization software, cloud computing and mobile systems

·         Examines the security quagmire presented by the home computing environment and the growing number of home hotspots (NEW)

·         Raises important legislative, legal, social, technical and ethical security issues, including the tension between the needs of individual privacy and collective security

·         Provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to lab exercises

·         Supplies additional support material for instructors at an associated website, including laboratory exercises and projects, answers to selected exercises, and course slides

This unique work is suitable as both a teaching and a reference tool for all those interested in learning about security in the evolving computing ecosystem. Computer network and data security personnel and policy makers will also find the guide to be a useful and unique source of ideas.


Biometrics Mobile Systems Network Security Privacy Wireless Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TennesseeChattanoogaUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods