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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Network Security Software Skills

Network Security Software Skills
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Author(s): Goran Pulkkis (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland) and Kaj J. Grahn (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch089
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


This paper is a topical overview of network security software and related skills needed by present network security professionals. Covered topics are antivirus protection software, firewall software, cryptographic software standards like IPSec and TLS/SSL, cryptographic software like VPN, SET, secure e-mail, secure network management, and smart card applications as well as security administration software like intrusion detectors, port scanners, password crackers and management of network security software. Tools and API’s for security software development are presented. University and polytechnic level network security education is surveyed and the need for inclusion of network security software development skills in such education is pointed out.

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