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Computer Security Fundamentals, Third Edition by Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Computer Security

Chapter Objectives

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:

Image Identify the top threats to a network: security breaches, denial of service attacks, and malware

Image Assess the likelihood of an attack on your network

Image Define key terms such as cracker, penetration tester, firewall, and authentication

Compare and contrast perimeter and layered approaches to network ...

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