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Practical Information Security

A Competency-Based Education Course

Authors: Alsmadi, I., Burdwell, R., Aleroud , A., Wahbeh, A., Qudah, M., Al-Omari, A.

  • Makes an explicit balance between knowledge and skills material in information security, giving readers immediate applicable skills
  • Adopts the Competency-Based Education (CBE) method of teaching, used by universities, corporations, and in government training
  • Includes a full suite of classroom material including exercises, worked examples, and summaries
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72119-4
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72118-7
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents a practical introduction to information security using the Competency Based Education (CBE) method of teaching. The content and ancillary assessment methods explicitly measure student progress in the three core categories: Knowledge, Skills, and Experience, giving students a balance between background knowledge, context, and skills they can put to work. Students will learn both the foundations and applications of information systems security; safeguarding from malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities; auditing, testing, and monitoring; risk, response, and recovery; networks and telecommunications security; source code security; information security standards; and compliance laws. The book can be used in introductory courses in security (information, cyber, network or computer security), including classes that don’t specifically use the CBE method, as instructors can adjust methods and ancillaries based on their own preferences. The book content is also aligned with the Cybersecurity Competency Model, proposed by department of homeland security. The author is an active member of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NICE is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

About the authors

Dr. Izzat Alsmadi is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computing and cyber security in Texas A&M, San Antonio.

He has his master and PhD in Software Engineering from North Dakota State University. 

He has more than 100 conference and journal publications. His research interests include: Software security, software engineering, software testing, social networks and software defined networking. He is lead editor of Information Fusion for Cyber-Security Analytics, Alsmadi, Izzat M, Karabatis, George, Aleroud, Ahmed, Springer, 2017. 

The author is also a member of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) group, which meets frequently to discuss enhancements on cyber security education at the national level.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Information Security

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    Pages 1-16

  • The Ontology of Malwares

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    Pages 17-52

  • Security and Access Controls: Lesson Plans

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    Pages 53-71

  • Security and Risk Management and Planning: Lesson Plans

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    Pages 73-90

  • Encryption and Information Protection/Integrity and Concealment Methods: Lesson Plans

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    Pages 91-120

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72119-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72118-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Information Security
Book Subtitle
A Competency-Based Education Course
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72119-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72119-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72118-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 317
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
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