Syngress Publishing Announces Publication of "Dictionary of Information Security"
Book Provides Over 1,000 Security-Specific Terms and Definitions
Contact: Amy Pedersen
Rockland, MA--Syngress Publishing, Inc., today announced the publication of Dictionary of Information Security (ISBN: 1597491152), by Robert Slade.
According to Hal Tipton, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, and author of the book's foreword, "What is needed now in the world of information security is a single glossary of terms using the preferred definition for each term to be published and used throughout the world. I personally have come face to face with this definition problem as the chief instructor over the past dozen years for the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. In that role, I have developed several courses that addressed topics contained in the Common Body of Knowledge for the information security field that dealt with concepts and definitions. I struggled continuously to select the most appropriate definition for many of the most important terms. As a result, I am supportive of the idea of publishing an official glossary of terms for information security professionals and related personnel. Rob Slade has undertaken this difficult task, and his Dictionary should prove to be one of the most helpful additions to the professional library of every one of us working in the field of information security."
PRICE: $29.95 U.S.
PAGE COUNT: 300 PP
What the Reviewers Have Said About the Dictionary of Information Security:
"Don't be fooled by the refreshing lack of pomposity and the occasional
jokey entry (ohnosecond!) in this dictionary. Robert Slade writes with
clarity and accuracy, and his wide experience in the security field as a
writer, reviewer and instructor, gives him undeniable authority. Students
and new-to-the-field security professionals will find this an invaluable
--David Harley, CISSP, Computer Security Author and Consultant
"My CISSP students ask me all the time, 'Where can we go to get THE
DEFINITION?' Now I can say check Slade's dictionary. Rob has been working
for years trying to get a just-short-enough, just-clear-enough definition
for us. I think he has hit the bull’s-eye."
--Dean Bushmiller, CISSP, Trainer and Security Engineer
"Indispensable when it comes to sorting through the linguistics of
information security terminology..."
--Lee Aber, Security Analyst
"If you are new to the field of information security, this book will serve
as an indispensable reference. For the more seasoned veteran, this book
provides definitions that are both useful and entertaining. While this
book is a dictionary, Rob has included a number of historical remarks
that, for those who lived through the invention of these words, will bring
a smile to your face."
--Mike Belton, CISSP, Security Engineer
About the Author
Rob Slade is a data communications, information security, and management
consultant from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His first love
is teaching (before research turned him into a virus expert), and he got
into computers because of an interest in what they could do to improve the
education process in the public school system. He has a B.S. from the
University of BC, an M.S. (in Computer and Information Science Education)
from the University of Oregon, and a Diploma of Christian Studies from
Rob has formal training in data communications and exploration with the
online community, and has done communications training for a number of
international commercial seminar firms. His technical jobs have involved
everything from support of terminal emulation programs to satellite
communications. In concert with his background in education, he prepared
the technical and interface side of the World LOGO Conference, the first
time an onsite conference was fully linked to online participants.
His research into computer viral programs started when they first appeared
as a major problem "in the wild." Acting initially as the unofficial
archivist for the budding research community, he became known for "Mr.
Slade's lists" of virus information. One of the working group for the
VIRUS-L FAQ, he was best known for a series of review and tutorial
articles that were eventually published as Robert Slade's Guide to
Computer Viruses. In an attempt to update this material, he co-authored
Viruses Revealed. As an outgrowth of the virus research, he prepared the
world's first course on forensic programming, which became the first book
on Software Forensics. He is a Senior Instructor for (ISC)^2.
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