Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker
by William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 1994
The book gives invaluable advice and practical tools for protecting our computers. You will learn how to plan and execute a security strategy that will thwart the most determined and sophisticated of hackers, while still allowing your company easy access to Internet services. In particular, the authors show step-by-step how to set up a "firewall" gateway - a dedicated computer equipped with safeguards that acts as a single, more easily defended, Internet connection.
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by John Larmouth - Prentice Hall
Provides an intelligent beginner with an understanding of OSI (Open Systems Interconnection). It is not an exposition of the technical detail of the OSI Standards, it aims to explain why OSI is the shape it is, and a guide to computer protocols.
by Tony Howlett - Prentice Hall PTR
A practical introduction to open source security tools for IT managers. It reviewes the assortment of free and low-cost solutions for all areas of information security. For each security topic, the best open source tool is analysed.
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by Leo Notenboom - Puget Sound Software
In this free 113 page ebook I summarize popular articles from covering the basics -- the things you must do, the software you must run and the concepts you need to be aware of -- to keep your computer and your data safe as you use the internet.