Understanding PKI: Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations / Edition 2

Understanding PKI: Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations / Edition 2

by Carlisle Adams, Steve Lloyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0672323915

ISBN-13: 9780672323911

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) is the foundation of the four major elements of digital security: authentication, integrity, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. The idea of a public-key infrastructure has existed for more than a decade, but the need for PKI has intensified over the last few years as the Internet has expanded its reach into business,

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Overview

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) is the foundation of the four major elements of digital security: authentication, integrity, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. The idea of a public-key infrastructure has existed for more than a decade, but the need for PKI has intensified over the last few years as the Internet has expanded its reach into business, government, the legal system, the military, and other areas that depend on secure communications.

Understanding PKI, Second Edition, is both a guide for software engineers involved in PKI development and a readable resource for technical managers responsible for their organization’s security policies and investments. It is a comprehensive primer to the latest in PKI technology and how it is used today. Taking a non-vendor-specific approach, this book explains fundamental concepts, examines emerging standards, and discusses deployment considerations and strategies that effect success.

This second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate all of the most recent developments in the PKI field. Two new chapters have been added to address the use of PKI in the real world and to explore the technology’s future. This new edition also addresses:

  • The X.509 standard
  • PKI for privacy
  • The emergence of electronic signatures and accompanying legislation
  • New PKI initiatives supported by the

    In addition to this specific information, the authors lend their informed opinions on how emerging trends will drive the expansion of PKI.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780672323911
    Publisher:
    Addison-Wesley
    Publication date:
    11/28/2002
    Edition description:
    Subsequent
    Pages:
    322
    Product dimensions:
    7.64(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.88(d)

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    About the Authors
    Pt. IConcepts1
    1Introduction3
    2Public-Key Cryptography7
    3The Concept of an Infrastructure21
    4Core PKI Services: Authentication, Integrity, and Confidentiality37
    5PKI-Enabled Services49
    6Certificates and Certification69
    7Key and Certificate Management89
    8Certificate Revocation105
    9Trust Models131
    10Multiple Certificates per Entity151
    11PKI Information Dissemination: Repositories and Other Techniques159
    12PKI Operational Considerations171
    13Electronic Signature Legislation and Considerations183
    14PKI in Practice195
    15The Future of PKI207
    16Conclusions and Further Reading217
    Pt. IIStandards219
    17Introduction221
    18Major Standards Activities223
    19Standardization Status and Road Map237
    20Standards: Necessary but Not Sufficient243
    21Conclusions and Further Reading253
    Pt. IIIDeployment Considerations259
    22Introduction261
    23Benefits and Costs of a PKI263
    24Deployment Issues and Decisions269
    25Barriers to Deployment283
    26Typical Business Models287
    27Conclusions and Further Reading295
    References297
    Index311

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