Computer Security: Art and Science

Addison-Wesley published this book on December 2, 2002. They have a very nice web page for the book . [It has error: Chapter 29 has the Summary, Research Issues, Further Reading, and Exercises sections (the Table of Contents web page says it doesn't). Chapters 30 on (appendices, really) do not have the Summary, Research issues, and Further Reading sections, and neither Chapter 35 (Example Academic Policy) nor Chapter 36 (Bibliography) have any exercises.]

Here are Web pages for various web-based bookstores. I don't know who is selling the book for the lowest price, nor do I know which is best to shop at, so look around!


As the book goes through successive printings, I'm keeping a list of errors in each printing. The errata for each printing is fixed in successive printings. Here are the lists:

  1. Errata page for first printing
  2. Errata page for second printing (these are also errors in the first printing)
  3. Errata page for third and fourth printings (these are also errors in the first and second printings)
  4. Errata page for fifth and sixth printings (these are also errors in the first through fourth printings)
  5. Errata page for seventh printing (these are also errors in the first through sixth printings)

If you want to report an error that's not listed there, please send email to me at user name bishop and host name (this is not in the usual format because I've been getting too much email from spammers lately ...).

Errata for Reprints

Here are the errata for other, usually foreign, reprints. They point back to the errata pages above because these editions are created from the above version.

  • First Indian Reprint: same as first printing (errata 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Publication Information

ISBN 0-201-44099-7; Publisher Addison Wesley Professional; Copyright 2003; Format Cloth; 1136 pp.; Library of Congress Number QA76.9.A25 B56 2002

  • First Indian Reprint
    81-297-0184-7; Publisher Pearson Education (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Copyright 2003; Format Paper; 1136 pp.

Supplemental Material

Table of Contents, Preface, and Sample Chapters

Some Reviews

Here are some good reviews. I'm always interested in others!

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The Martian Chronicles?' I said, 'Yes?' He said, 'You know where you talk about Deimos rising in the east?' I said, 'Yes?' He said, 'No.' So I hit him." —attributed to Ray Bradbury

Matt Bishop
Dept. of Computer Science, UC Davis
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