Practical Information Security

A Competency-Based Education Course

  • Izzat Alsmadi
  • Robert Burdwell
  • Ahmed Aleroud 
  • Abdallah Wahbeh
  • Mahmoud Al-Qudah
  • Ahmad Al-Omari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 1-16
  3. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 17-52
  4. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 53-71
  5. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 73-90
  6. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 91-120
  7. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 121-138
  8. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 139-157
  9. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 159-179
  10. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 181-200
  11. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 201-244
  12. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 245-282
  13. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 283-296
  14. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages 297-308
  15. Izzat Alsmadi, Robert Burdwell, Ahmed Aleroud, Abdallah Wahbeh, Mahmood Al-Qudah, Ahmad Al-Omari
    Pages E1-E1
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 309-317

About this book

Introduction

This textbook presents a practical introduction to information security using the Competency Based Education (CBE) method of teaching. The content and ancillary assessment methods explicitly measure student progress in the three core categories: Knowledge, Skills, and Experience, giving students a balance between background knowledge, context, and skills they can put to work. Students will learn both the foundations and applications of information systems security; safeguarding from malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities; auditing, testing, and monitoring; risk, response, and recovery; networks and telecommunications security; source code security; information security standards; and compliance laws. The book can be used in introductory courses in security (information, cyber, network or computer security), including classes that don’t specifically use the CBE method, as instructors can adjust methods and ancillaries based on their own preferences. The book content is also aligned with the Cybersecurity Competency Model, proposed by department of homeland security. The author is an active member of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NICE is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Keywords

Competency-based education (CBE) Information security textbook Cyber security Information protection Information assurance Information privacy Information authentication

Authors and affiliations

  • Izzat Alsmadi
    • 1
  • Robert Burdwell
    • 2
  • Ahmed Aleroud 
    • 3
  • Abdallah Wahbeh
    • 4
  • Mahmoud Al-Qudah
    • 5
  • Ahmad Al-Omari
    • 6
  1. 1.Texas A&M University San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M University San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer Information SystemsYarmouk UniversityIrbidJordan
  4. 4.Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery RockUSA
  5. 5.Yarmouk UniversityIrbidJordan
  6. 6.Schreiner UniversityKerrvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72119-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72118-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72119-4
  • About this book
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