This newly revised edition of the Artech House bestseller offers 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. Practitioners will also find coverage of entirely new topics such as Microsoft.NET Passport. 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, including…
- HTTP Security
- Firewalls and proxy servers
- Cryptographic security protocols
- Electronic payment systems
- Public key infrastructures
- Authentication and authorization infrastructures
- Client-side security
What’s more, professionals discover where the gaps are in their existing security measures and learn the latest ways in which hackers and others are trying to corrupt information. Other key topics include privacy protection and anonymity services, intellectual property protection, and censorship on the Web.
About the Author
Rolf Oppliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. After spending one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California, he joined the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT) in 1995, and continued his research and teaching activities at several universities and polytechnics in Switzerland and Germany. In 1999, he received the venia legendi from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, became the Artech House series editor for computer security, and founded eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger to provide scientific and state-of-the-art consulting, education, and engineering services related to information technology security. He has published numerous scientific papers, articles, and books, mainly on security-related topics. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the IEEE Computer Society, and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11) Working Group 4 (WG4) on network security.