The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook

The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook

by Karl Maria Michael de Leeuw
     
 

Information Security is usually achieved through a mix of technical, organizational and legal measures. These may include the application of cryptography, the hierarchical modeling of organizations in order to assure confidentiality, or the distribution of accountability and responsibility by law, among interested parties. The history of Information Security

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Information Security is usually achieved through a mix of technical, organizational and legal measures. These may include the application of cryptography, the hierarchical modeling of organizations in order to assure confidentiality, or the distribution of accountability and responsibility by law, among interested parties. The history of Information Security reaches back to ancient times and starts with the emergence of bureaucracy in administration and warfare. Some aspects, such as the interception of encrypted messages during World War II, have attracted huge attention, whereas other aspects have remained largely uncovered. There has never been any effort to write a comprehensive history.

This book is intended as a first field-survey. It consists of twenty-eight contributions, written by experts in such diverse fields as computer science, law, or history and political science, dealing with episodes, organizations and technical developments that may be considered to be exemplary or have played a key role in the development of this field. These include: the emergence of cryptology as a discipline during the Renaissance, the Black Chambers in 18th century Europe, the breaking of German military codes during World War II, the histories of the NSA and its Soviet counterparts and contemporary cryptology.

In the last 30 years the focus has shifted from military to civilian use, with Information Security assuming a pivotal role in protecting information infra structure on which businesses and customers, or governments and citizens depend for their day to day dealings. The Handbook contains separate sections about identity-management, and the history of intellectual ownership, that are at the forefront of Information Security today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444516084
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Advisory Board
Preface
Table of Contents
1. Introduction (K. de Leeuw)
Part I. Intellectual Ownership
2. Limitations on the Publishing of Scientific Research (J. Meadows)
3. Industrialists, Inventors, and the German Patent System, 1877-1957 (K. Gispen)
4. Reflecting Media. A Cultural History of Copyright and the Media (R. Verhoogt and C. Schriks)
5. The History of Copyright Protection of Computer Software: The Emancipation of a Work of Technology Toward a Work of Authorship (M. Cock Buning)
6. The History of Software Patents (R. Plotkin)
Part II. Indentity-Management
7. Semiotics of Identity Management (P. Wisse)
8. History of Document Security (K.J. Schell)
9. From Frankpledge to Chip and Pin: Identification an Identity in England, 1475-2005 (E. Higgs)
10. The Scientific Development of Biometrics Over the Last 40 Years (J.L. Wayman)
Part III. Communication Security
11. The Rise of Cryptology in the European Renaissance (G.F. Strausser)
12. Cryptology in the Dutch Republic: A Case-Study (K. de Leeuw)
13. Intelligence and the Emergence of the Information Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (J. Black)
14. Rotor Machines and Bombes (F.L. Bauer)
15. Tunny and Colussus: Breaking the Lorenz Schlüsselzusatz Traffic (B. Jack Copeland)
16. Boris Hagelin and Crypto AG: Pioneers of Encryption (S. Frik)
17. Eavesdroppers of the Kremlin: KGB Sigint during the Cold War (M. Aid)
18. National Security Agency: The Historiography of Concealment (J. Fitsanakis)
19. An Introduction to Modern Cryptography (B. Preneel)
Part IV. Computer Security
20. A History of Computer Security Standards (J.R. Yost)
21. Security Models (D. Gollmann)
22. Computer Security through Correctness and Transparency (H. Meijer, J-H. Hoepman, B. Jacobs and E. Poll)
23. IT Security and IT Auditing between 1960 and 2000 (M. van Biene-Hershey)
24. A History of Internet Security (L. DeNardis)
25. Cybercrime (S.W. Brenner)
Part V. Privacy- and Export Regulations
26. The Export of Cryptography in the 20th Century and the 21st (W. Diffie and S. Landau)
27. History of Privacy (J. Holvast)
28. Munitions, Wiretaps and MP3s: The Changing Interface between Privacy and Encryption Policy in the Information Society (A. Charlesworth)
Part VI. Information Warfare
29. The Information Revolution and the Transformation of Warfare (D. Kuehl)
Biographies

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