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Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 1 edition (November 18, 2008)
Publication Date: November 18, 2008
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This is an absolutely excellent book. It breaks down the basic network layers, their headers and their functions in an easy to understand format. It is not overly verbose and provides just the right amount of examples to give the reader a good understanding of how everything works and fits together. It also provides a good "taxonomy," as the author calls it, for classifying the attacks/mitigation techniques that can be implemented for the different network layers. Lastly and probably most importantly the book is written for some who has no knowledge of computer networking. It does and wonderful job of explaining things leaving the reader with an outstanding understanding of that subject.
Required for a class, but not very useful. Material has inaccuracies, isn't well presented, and unoriginal.
This book was alright. I took a class by this professor and used a draft of the final version of this book. The draft had a few inaccuracies, but that's why it was a draft, I would assume the issues are fixed now. The professor does know his stuff, but you should note that is is an introduction to network and general security. If your new to security and you want to learn a good "taxonomy" for network attacks then this is a good place to start, but I've seen better books on security. There are not many real world examples in this book because it is an introduction and it is assumed the skill set is not there yet, also because real world attacks change very quickly. The assignments recommended in this book are good and the accompanying code on the website is a good starter for getting interested in network security. However if you have any sort of network security experience already I would recommend diving into other books instead.
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