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February 2005

Secure Reads: The Network Security Bible

Network Security Bible By Eric Cole, Ronald Krutz and James W. Conley 696 pages, $39.99 Even the most experienced security professionals occasionally need to turn to their personal libraries for guidance, and everyone needs at least one book that covers a little of everything. We recommend Network Security Bible. Network Security Bible is more of a reference than a tutorial. Rather than assume the reader's depth of knowledge, it provides just enough relevant background information to lay a foundation of understanding. The title suggests that the book concentrates on the network, but it covers a wide range of subjects, including security management, OS security, cryptography and incident response. The authors do a fine job of identifying the important points and explaining the key issues. The chapter on Web server security, for example, includes background information on HTTP and how it operates. A good working knowledge of HTTP is important because HTTP influences the treatment of cookies, form fields and other security-related ...

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