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Security Technologies for the World Wide Web

Security Technologies for the World Wide Web by Rolf Oppliger
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This newly revised edition of the Artech House bestseller brings you the most, up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the current trends in WWW security available, with brand new chapters on authentication and authorization infrastructures, server-side security, and risk management. You also find coverage of entirely new topics such as Microsoft.NET Passport. From HTTP security, firewalls and proxy servers, cryptographic security protocols, electronic payment systems… to public key infrastructures, authentication and authorization infrastructures, and client-side security, the book offers an in-depth understanding of the key technologies and standards used to secure the World Wide Web, Web-based applications, and Web services.

You learn how to ensure that electronic commerce functions and financial transactions on your website are executed with the utmost security and protection, and learn about content protection and the benefits and drawbacks of censorship on the web. You gain the ability to discuss existing security technologies, evaluate and choose those that suit your needs, and understand corresponding software and hardware. What’s more you discover where the gaps are in your existing security measures and learn the latest ways in which hackers and others are trying to corrupt your information. Other key topics include privacy protection and anonymity services, intellectual property protection, risk management, and future developments in the field.

Contents: Introduction. HTTP Security. Proxy Servers and Firewalls. Cryptographic Techniques. Internet Security Protocols. SSL and TLS Protocols. Certificate Management and Public Key Infrastructures, Authentication and Authorization Infrastructures, Electronic Payment Systems. Client-side Security. Server-side Security. Privacy Protection and Anonymity Services. Intellectual Property Protection. Censorship on the WWW. Risk Management, Conclusions and Outlook. Abbreviations and Acronyms. About the Author. Index.

Rolf Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies (www.esecurity.ch) and works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT). He is the author of Internet and Intranet Security, Second Edition (Artech House, 2002), Secure Messaging with PGP and S/MIME (Artech House, 2001), and Authentication Systems for Secure Networks (Artech House, 1996). Dr. Oppliger is the computer security series editor at Artech House. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia legendi in computer science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

Artech House; October 2002
440 pages; ISBN 9781580535854
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Title: Security Technologies for the World Wide Web
Author: Rolf Oppliger