Internet Security Dictionary

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The explosive growth of the Internet, inherent flaws in its basic structure, and the need to transfer sensitive information for Internet applications like electronic mail, Internet banking and Internet commerce have resulted in serious security concerns. This dictionary provides authoritative definitions and descriptions of terms related to Internet security. The Internet Security Dictionary details over 1,800 terms and covers eight main areas: * Authentication… More >>

Internet Security Dictionary

5 replies
  1. Mayukh Das says:

    When I first saw this book I had the idea that it would be beneficial to only those who are well acclimatised with the science of Internet Security. But I was wrong. This book has been beneficial to me like any other computer book I have gone through. Let me get into the facts.
    The most remarkable feature of this book is that care has been taken to include even the commonest of terms which one comes accross reading technical journals but one is ignorant to the actual meaning of them since these terms donot contribute too much to the overall understanding of the concept presented in any paper.
    for example we come accross the term ‘firewall’ so often. but one normally does’nt care to go into the technical details of it.
    So I would suggest read this book and findout what firewall actually is.
    This book contains both details and variety. I was personally extremely thrilled to find the illustrations in almost every page.
    These illustrations helps me ot understand the concepts fast.

    Also important is the abbreviation term glossary whcih removes in mind any doubt about the greatness of this book.
    With this book I am experiencing a great learning experience and I would recommend this book highly to any computer and IT enthusiast.
    Alltogether a great work.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am a computer science graduate student just starting to work on my thesis in Internet security area. I need to read many papers and need a ready reference to clarify and understand the terms used in the papers. This book has been god-send; at one place it gives all the major concepts organized alphabetically so it is east to search and an index is a great help; it has a ready list of references; it is useful I think. The definitions have enough details to understand the concept and figures help.

    Since the terms are reviewed by a panel of world-known experts in security I know that I am looking at reliable definitions and descriptions. The language of the book is so easy to understand that my husband who does not work in computer science, has taken to read this book; he just sits and browses through this book. Take the case of the description of a virus; after the definition, the book describes when and how the term virus was used: ¡°the first published use of the word VIRUS was by David Gerrod in his science fiction short stories which were later expanded and published in the book ¡°When Harlie was one¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­.¡±, ¡°Fred Cohen first used the term computer virus in a formal way at university of Southern California¡­.¡± It gives three references pointing the reader to further information. This is a masterpiece written in a scholarly style yet is understandable with little computer science knowledge.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Mayukh Das says:

    When I first bought this book I was of the idea that it would help only those people who were well acclimatised with the science of internet security. But I was wrong.
    Let me get into the facts and tell you that this book had been a great learning experience for me from the time I possesed it. The most remarkable feature about this book is the variety of topics covered and at the same time the details which have been looked into.
    Some terms have been used which a normal reader ignores because they sometimes donot contribute too much to the overall understanding of the concept of the journal or paper.
    For example everybody knows about firewall. But terms like these have been well explained and illustrated.
    Illustrations are another good point about this book which require highlighting. Almost every page in this book is studded with illustrations which helps even a novice to undestand concepts.
    The abbreviation section glossary adds to the feathers.
    In all I ma having a great learnign experience. I would definately recommend this book for all IT and comp enthusiasts. Its a valuable possession and shall help in a long way.
    A great pece of work.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Victor Peters says:

    I use Internet regularly for work and play and I am interested in the security issues. This is perhaps a most comprehensive collection of terms at one place. I was impressed by the logical organization of the book; clear and lucid explaination of terms. The figures in support to explain terms are very helpful.

    A rich combination of scholarly work written in a conversational style makes it a must to have. If you work in security related area or in computer science, I would recommend to keep a copy on the desk.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Fang Yang says:

    It is a technical reference book, perhaps not for a layman or a casual
    user
    of the Internet. Details and references (and citations for the
    references
    within the text) make it an excellent resource. If you are taking
    security
    certification exam or you are consulting, I suggest to keep a copy for
    ready
    reference.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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