[unisog] Network security textbooks

marchany at vt.edu marchany at vt.edu
Mon Nov 10 15:29:42 GMT 2003

The textbooks Valids and I looked at were:

"Computer Security: Art & Science", Matt Bishop, ISBN: 0-201-44099-7 
(Addison-Wesley). Good book, nice blend of theory and practice, 35 chapters, 
992 pages. Could be used for a 2 semester track.

"Cryptography & Network Security: Principles & Practices", William Stallings, 
ISBN: 0-13-091429-0, Prentice Hall. Slanted toward Crypto. Symmetric Ciphers, 
PK Encryption/Hash Functions, Network Security Practice (Kerberos, S/MIME, IP 
Sec), System Security

"Security Engineering: A Guice to Building Dependable Distributed Systems", 
Ross Anderson, ISBN: 0-471-38922-6, Wiley & Sons. An interesting approach, 
gives some guidelines to consider when designing distributed systems. Might be 
a good UG text.

"Building Secure Software: How to Avoid Security Problems the Right Way", John 
Viega, Gary McGraw, ISBN: 0-201-72152-X, Addison-Wesley. Topics include 
Managing Software Security Risk, Selecting Technologies, Guiding Principles 
for Software Security, Auditing software, Buffer Overflows, Access Control, 
Race Conditions, Randomness and Determinism, Crypto. Seems like a good text 
for senior level or grad level design course.

All of the above are available at amazon.com and you can look at the table of 
contents of each book there.


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