Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs, Third Edition

  • 10h 58m
  • Denise Kinsey, J. Michael Stewart
  • Jones and Bartlett Learning
  • 2022

Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs, Third Edition provides a unique, in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization’s network is connected to the public Internet. Written by industry experts, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to provide security countermeasures. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare the reader to disarm threats and prepare for emerging technologies and future attacks.

Features and Benefits

  • Available with the Cloud Labs which provide a hands-on, immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios
  • New Chapter on detailing network topologies
  • The Table of Contents has been fully restructured to offer a more logical sequencing of subject matter
  • Introduces the basics of network security—exploring the details of firewall security and how VPNs operate
  • Increased coverage on device implantation and configuration
  • Discusses firewall configuration and deployment and managing firewall security

About the Author

J. Michael Stewart - CEH, CHFI, ECSA, CND, Sec+, Net+, CISSP, CISM, CFR

James Michael Stewart has been working with computers and technology for more than 25 years. His work focuses on security, certification, and various operating systems. Recently, Michael has been teaching job-skill and certification courses such as CISSP, CEH, and Security+. He is the primary author on the CISSP Study Guide 4th Edition and the Security+ 2008 Review Guide. In addition, Michael has written numerous books on other security and Microsoft certification and administration topics. He has developed certification courseware and training materials as well as presented these materials in the classroom. Michael holds the following certifications: CISSP, ISSAP, SSCP, MCT, CEI, CEH, TICSA, CIW SA, Security+, MCSE+Security Windows 2000, MCSA Windows Sever 2003, MCDST, MCSE NT & W2K, MCP+I, Network+, iNet+. He graduated in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy.

Denise Kinsey, PhD, CISSP, PMP - Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Denise Kinsey, Ph.D has worked in computer networking and cybersecurity for over 20 years. She has designed, implemented, and managed IT and OT projects for government and the private sector. Denise is the author of IT and security books meant to educate and empower others to learn more about technology and implement secure systems for their employers and their homes. When not solving cybersecurity problems she loves to work with her students to improve the networks and cybersecurity of nonprofits and businesses. Denise holds numerous certifications including: CISSP. C|CISO, Security+, and many others. Dr. Kinsey is an Associate Professor.

In this Book

  • Fundamentals of Network Security
  • Network Security Threats
  • Common Network Topologies and Infrastructures
  • Network Design Considerations
  • Firewall Fundamentals
  • Firewall Implementation
  • Firewall Deployment Considerations
  • Configuring Firewalls
  • VPN Fundamentals
  • VPN Management
  • VPN Technologies
  • VPN Implementation
  • Firewall Security Management
  • Best Practices for Network Security Management
  • Emerging Technology and Regulatory Considerations
  • Glossary of Key Terms
  • References


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