An Introduction to Computer Security: The NIST Handbook
by National Institute of Standards and Technology
Number of pages: 296
This handbook provides assistance in securing computer-based resources (including hardware, software, and information) by explaining important concepts, cost considerations, and interrelationships of security controls. It illustrates the benefits of security controls, the major techniques or approaches for each control, and important related considerations. The handbook was written primarily for those who have computer security responsibilities and need assistance understanding basic concepts and techniques. Within the federal government, this includes those who have computer security responsibilities for sensitive systems.
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by Kyriacos E. Pavlou, Richard T. Snodgrass - University of Arizona
The text on detection via cryptographic hashing. The authors show how to determine when the tampering occurred, what data was tampered, and who did the tampering. Four successively more sophisticated forensic analysis algorithms are presented.
by J.H. Saltzer, M.D. Schroeder - MIT
This tutorial paper explores the mechanics of protecting computer-stored information from unauthorized use or modification. It concentrates on those architectural structures that are necessary to support information protection.
- Microsoft Corporation
The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide provides an overview of the types of malware and their risks, planning an effective antivirus strategy for your organization, and responding quickly and effectively to infections or incidents when they occur.
This is an online book for people studying for the CompTIA Security+ exam and for those interested in designing and implementing secure IT environments. The concepts in this book apply equally to Windows, Linux, UNIX, and MacOS X.