Free eBook: Security Concepts

Free eBook: Security Concepts

This is a free book about computer, network, technical, physical, information and cryptographic security. You can download it as a pdf file or read it online.


I wrote this paper to try and examine the typical problems in computer security and related areas, and attempt to extract from them principles for defending systems. To this end I attempt to synthesize various fields of knowledge, including computer security, network security, cryptology, and intelligence. I also attempt to extract the principles and implicit assumptions behind cryptography and the protection of classified information, as obtained through reverse-engineering (that is, informed speculation based on existing regulations and stuff I read in books), where they are relevant to technological security.

Table of Contents

  • Metadata
  • Security Properties
  • Security Models
  • Security Concepts
  • Economics of Security
  • Adversary Modeling
  • Threat Modeling
  • Physical Security
  • Hardware Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Authorization – Access Control
  • Secure System Administration
  • Logging
  • Reporting
  • Abuse Detection
  • Abuse Response
  • Forensics
  • Privacy
  • Intrusion Response
  • Network Security
  • Email Security
  • Web Security
  • Software Security
  • Human Factors and Usability
  • Attack Patterns
  • Trust and Personnel Security
  • Cryptography
  • Randomness and Unpredictability
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Information and Intelligence
  • Conflict and Combat
  • Security Principles
  • Common Arguments
  • Editorials, Predictions, Polemics, and Personal Opinions

Book Details

Author(s): Theodore Parker
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 1.65 MB
Number of pages: 246
Link: Download or read online.

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