[unisog] Network security textbooks

Michael Sconzo msconzo at net.tamu.edu
Thu Nov 13 20:16:41 GMT 2003

I like Bishop's writing, I took a course at a conference by him a few
years ago, and liked it a lot.

The "Hack Proofing Your Network" books are pretty good.  And any
administration book by Evi Nemeth.

But my 2 personal favorites are:

(The one that I used in a security class that I took)
Linux System Security: The Administrator's Guide to Open Source Security Tools
by Scott Mann and Ellen Mitchell.

And one that I am reading now, and find it pretty interesting
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation
by Jon Erickson

If you looking for a pure crypto book, I would HIGHLY recommend "The
Handbook of Applied Cryptography" it's a must have on any crypto-geeks


On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:35:16PM +0800, kamal hilmi othman wrote:
> marchany at vt.edu wrote:
> > 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.
> > 


_ Michael J. Sconzo
_ Computing & Information Services, Texas A&M University

The New Testament offers the basis for modern computer coding theory,
in the form of an affirmation of the binary number system.
        But let your communication be Yea, yea; nay, nay: for
        whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
                -- Matthew 5:37

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