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Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers by Stephan S. Jones, Kevin Groom, Frank M. Groom

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Preface

This book has been developed to support the graduate Network and Data Security course offered by the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. The book was stimulated by the numerous break-ins at national enterprises including JP Morgan Chase, Sony, and a number of government agencies, including the military. It was further stimulated by the spread and various mutations of the Stuxnet worm, which initially affected Iran’s centrifuges; and, finally, by the break-in and persistent presence in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s computer systems.

The book includes my own research into the various methods and techniques employed by the hacking community as well as the approaches that have proved most successful ...

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