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Dictionary of Information Security - Latest from Syngress

Syngress Publishing Announces Publication of "Dictionary of Information Security"

Book Provides Over 1,000 Security-Specific Terms and Definitions

Contact: Amy Pedersen

781-681-5151 x12

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."



ISBN: 1597491152

PRICE: $29.95 U.S.



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

Regent College.

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.

Background Information

Syngress Publishing (, headquartered in Rockland,

Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic

reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill

enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia,

and the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty

languages. The company's pioneering customer support program,, extends the value of every Syngress title with

regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more

information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or

email Syngress books are distributed in the United

States and Canada by O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Published Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:13 PM by ssmith

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