Chapter 9. Computer Security Software

Chapter Objectives

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

• Evaluate the effectiveness of a scanner based on how it works

• Choose the best type of firewall for a given organization

• Understand antispyware methods

• Employ intrusion-detection systems to detect problems on your system

• Understand honey pots


Throughout this book, various aspects of computer crime and computer security have been discussed. At this point in your studies, you should have a good idea of what the real dangers are and what adequate security policies include, as well as a basic understanding of the various forms of computer crime. However, if you are striving to ...

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