8 Best Books on Information and Network Security

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Information and Network Security, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Information and Network Security Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Information and Network Security below.

1."Information and Network Security for GTU" by V S Bagad I A Dhotre
2."Network Security, Firewalls And Vpns" by J Michael Stewart
“Network Security, Firewalls And Vpns” Book Review: This book provides a thorough explanation of network security fundamentals, including how hackers gain access to online networks, and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to implement security measures. It incorporates practical activities to equip the reader with skills to neutralize threats and prepare for upcoming technologies and potential attacks. The book covers the basics of network security as well as the specifics of firewall security and VPN operation. It also discusses firewall configuration and deployment, and managing firewall security. The book imparts fundamental information-security principles with real-world applications and examples. It covers the most current trends and developments in this critical subject area.

3."Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World" by Charlie Kaufman and Radia Perlman
“Network Security Private Communication in a Public World” Book Review: This book sheds light on all aspects of information security, from the basics to advanced cryptography and authentication. It goes beyond documenting standards and technology to explain strengths and weaknesses, and identify the critical errors that are likely to compromise secure systems. The book highlights Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), IPsec, SSL, X.509, and related PKI standards, as well as web security. It also covers topics such as authentication of people, security handshake pitfalls, and strong password protocols.

4."Network Security Attacks and Countermeasures (Advances in Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics)" by G Dileep Kumar and Manoj Kumar Singh
“Network Security Attacks and Countermeasures (Advances in Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics)” Book Review: This book delves into the security and optimization of computer networks for use in various fields and disciplines. It covers chapters on mobile and VPN security, IP spoofing, and intrusion detection. The book also provides an explanation of DDoS attacks and their types, along with cluster-based countermeasures for DDoS attacks. It provides an overview of changing dynamics in network security, involving hacking/cracking with Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW).

5."Optical and Digital Techniques for Information Security (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)" by Bahram Javidi
“Optical and Digital Techniques for Information Security (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)” Book Review: This book describes the technologies used to secure, verify, and track objects and information from theft or manipulation by any person or agency. The book provides information about biological and chemical threat detection, such as biosensors, aerosols, and forensics. It discusses optical and photonic systems, which are secure information systems. The book also describes smart surveillance systems, optical imaging, and biometrics to secure information from theft.

6."Image and Video Encryption: From Digital Rights Management to Secured Personal Communication (Advances in Information Security)" by Andreas Uhl and Andreas Pommer
“Image and Video Encryption: From Digital Rights Management to Secured Personal Communication (Advances in Information Security)” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive exploration of encryption techniques in the context of digital rights management and secure communication. The authors cover a range of topics, including cryptographic algorithms, watermarking, steganography, multimedia encryption, and privacy-preserving communication protocols. With a focus on both theoretical foundations and practical applications, this book serves as a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the field of information security. The authors’ expertise and the book’s thorough coverage make it an essential reference in the rapidly evolving domain of image and video encryption.

7."Information Security: A Complete Guide to IT Security" by Rajat Khare
“Information Security A Complete Guide to IT Security” Book Review: This book serves as a comprehensive reference for Information Security, covering IT Security, Data Security, Network Security, Internet Security, and Penetration Testing. It is written in a simplified manner so that even beginners in security can understand and implement Information Security at both personal and corporate levels. The book provides a detailed description of Cryptography and the laws governing the industry.

8."Information Security: Principles and Practices" by Mark S Merkow and Jim Breithaupt
“Information Security Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book explains all aspects of information security in all 10 domains of the latest Information Security Common Body of Knowledge [(ISC)² CBK]. It offers practical and easy-to-understand coverage of topics ranging from security management and physical security to cryptography and application development security. The book helps readers to recognize the evolving role of IT security, identify the best new opportunities in the field, and architect and design systems to maximize security and plan for business continuity. It defines more effective security policies and standards. The book includes case studies, review questions, and exercises designed to reveal real-world IT security challenges and help readers overcome them.

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