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Local area networks, wide area networks, Internet, wireless networks, technologies, theory, management and planning of networks.

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A lot of computer-security textbooks approach the subject from a defensive point of view. "Do this, and probably you'll survive a particular kind of attack," they say. In refreshing contrast, Hacking Exposed, Second Edition talks about security from an offensive angle. A Jane's-like catalog of the weaponry that black-hat hackers use is laid out in full. Readers see what programs are out there, get a rundown on what the programs can do, and benefit from detailed explanations of concepts (such as wardialing and rootkits) that most system administrators kind of understand, but perhaps not in detail. The book also walks through ho... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A comprehensive tool for preparing for the CCNA #640-507 exam. Coverage of exam topics ensures you a complete understanding of the exam. The guide follows a logical organization of the exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing retention and recall of exam topics. Organize your exam preparation through the use of consistent features in these chapters. Pre-Chapter quizzes help determine depth of study for each chapter; Foundation topics section cover the technology behind the exam objectives that candidate must know; Foundation Review sections provide concise tables and lists for those who need only review the obj... Rest of this review on the detail page
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According to the preface, this book is aimed at non-specialists who need to know just enough about cryptography to make informed technical decisions. As an example, Smith suggests systems administrators and managers who, while not formally charged with security, still have to use cryptographic techniques to secure their networks or transmissions. Chapter one is an introduction, contrasting what we want; secure communications; with the environment we have to work in; a wide open Internet. The text also looks at the balance that must be maintained between convenience and requirements. Encryption basics, in chapter two, presents the concepts of symmetric cryptography, use, and choice. There is a clear explanation of the ideas without ove... Rest of this review on the detail page
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