Security Technologies for the World Wide Web / Edition 2

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This hands-on book gives you a comprehensive analysis of current trends in WWW security, plus an evaluation of existing technologies, such as anonymity services and security products. It helps you guarantee that electronic commerce applications on your website are executed with the utmost security and protection. What's more, it helps you understand content protection and the benefits and drawbacks of censorship on the web.. "Geared toward proactive Internet security professionals, this handy resource helps you comprehend existing security technologies, evaluate and choose those that best suit your needs, understand corresponding software and hardware, and more.

"...shows how to apply the latest technologies to protect websites from hackers & how to prevent breaks into corporate LANs through websites...also addresses content protection issues & the pros & cons of censorship on the web."

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Shows webmasters, security chiefs, and IT managers an overview and analysis of current trends in WWW security, and evaluates existing technologies, such as anonymity services and security products. Coverage includes proxy servers and firewalls, cryptographic techniques, electronic payment systems, and executable content. Other subjects are copyright protection, privacy protection, and censorship. Includes a glossary. The author is employed by the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580533485
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Computer Security Ser.
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 1,221,960
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolf Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies ( 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 Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

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Table of 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.

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