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Computer Security: Art and Science
Matt Bishop, University of California - Davis
ISBN: 0-201-44099-7
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Copyright: 2003
Format: Cloth; 1136 pp
Published: 12/02/2002

This book provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to computer security. It covers both the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of secure systems. The theory demonstrates what is possible; the practical shows what is feasible. The book also discusses policy, because policy ultimately defines what is and is not "secure." Throughout, the well-known author reveals the multiplex interrelationships among the many subdisciplines of computer security, and provides numerous examples to illustrate the principles and techniques discussed. This long-awaited book has been thoroughly class-tested at both the advanced undergraduate level, with an emphasis on its more applied coverage, and at the introductory graduate level, where theory and practice are covered more equally.