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.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Ed Gelbstein - Bookboon
The explosive growth in the adoption of electronic devices by the general population is creating and environment where some measures of digital hygiene are needed to protect the devices and the data they contain as well as their owners.
This is an introduction to information security aimed primarily at K-12 administrators, educators, and technology staff. Security professionals have found that actions taken to increase security often have a minimal, or even opposite, effect.
by Kelvin Karanja
An in-depth look at passwords and what they really mean to us; what is their actual role; can it be said that we can't do without passwords, what are their vulnerabilities and what is their effect then on the bigger picture that is Cyber Security.
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.