Security Engineering / Edition 2

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The world has changed radically since the first edition of this book was published in 2001. Spammers, virus writers, phishermen, money launderers, and spies now trade busily with each other in a lively online criminal economy and as they specialize, they get better. In this indispensable, fully updated guide, Ross Anderson reveals how to build systems that stay dependable whether faced with error or malice. Here's straight talk on critical topics such as technical engineering basics, types of attack, specialized protection mechanisms, security psychology, policy, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470068526
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1080
  • Sales rank: 680,734
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University and a pioneer of security economics. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on security, he has published many studies of how real security systems fail and made trailblazing contributions to numerous technologies from peer-to-peer systems and API analysis through hardware security.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Foreword by Bruce Schneier.



Part I.

Chapter 1 What Is Security Engineering?

Chapter 2 Usability and Psychology.

Chapter 3 Protocols.

Chapter 4 Access Control.

Chapter 5 Cryptography.

Chapter 6 Distributed Systems.

Chapter 7 Economics.

Part II.

Chapter 8 Multilevel Security.

Chapter 9 Multilateral Security.

Chapter 10 Banking and Bookkeeping.

Chapter 11 Physical Protection.

Chapter 12 Monitoring and Metering.

Chapter 13 Nuclear Command and Control.

Chapter 14 Security Printing and Seals.

Chapter 15 Biometrics.

Chapter 16 Physical Tamper Resistance.

Chapter 17 Emission Security.

Chapter 18 API Attacks.

Chapter 19 Electronic and Information Warfare.

Chapter 20 Telecom System Security.

Chapter 21 Network Attack and Defense.

Chapter 22 Copyright and DRM.

Chapter 23 The Bleeding Edge.

Part III.

Chapter 24 Terror, Justice and Freedom.

Chapter 25 Managing the Development of Secure Systems.

Chapter 26 System Evaluation and Assurance.

Chapter 27 Conclusions.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Nook version has so many typos it is useless

    Do not purchase the nook edition. There are major formatting errors, missing symbols, and incorrect characters in many of the equations. Some are formatted as text and others as images, but either way there are errors. The ones that are imagesare tiny and you can't enlare them. Not every chapter is full of equations, but the ones that are have so many errors they are hard to read. It's a good book overall. Just make sure you get the printed version, not the piece of garbage they ship for he nook.

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