cyber security engineering book [PDF] - Programmer BooksSergio Maffeis Lecturer. Sergio is a senior lecturer in Computer Security at Imperial. He received his Ph. Maffeis' research interests include security, formal methods, and programming languages. His recent work focuses on the application of formal methods to web security.
Basic Internet Security
Computer security , cybersecurity  or information technology security IT security is the protection of computer systems from the theft of or damage to their hardware , software , or electronic data , as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. The field is becoming more important due to increased reliance on computer systems, the Internet  and wireless network standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi , and due to the growth of "smart" devices , including smartphones , televisions , and the various devices that constitute the " Internet of things ". Owing to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, cybersecurity is also one of the major challenges in the contemporary world. A vulnerability is a weakness in design, implementation, operation or internal control. Most of the vulnerabilities that have been discovered are documented in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE database. An exploitable vulnerability is one for which at least one working attack or " exploit" exists.
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