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Secure Electronic Commerce: Building the Infrastructure for Digital…

by Warwick Ford

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If you've been charged with setting up a public key infrastructure (PKI) for an organization, or if you're just not content to trust commercial products' claims of security, have a look at Secure Electronic Commerce: Building the Infrastructure for Digital Signatures and Encryption for a clear and complete overview of digital certificate management techniques. This richly detailed and heavily referenced volume generally stays clear of implementation specifics. Readers can count on it to provide the background in concepts and terminology that they'll need to make PKI design decisions.

Without exception, this is a very clearly written book, but there are rather few conceptual diagrams--and a few more graphics might have clarified the relationships among entities. Regardless, it's abundantly evident that the authors did a great deal of research--a rarity in this field. Nearly every other sentence contains a reference to an endnote. To truly understand how PKI works, study this book and the material it references, and participate in online forums on PKI issues. --David Wall

Topics covered: Public key infrastructure (PKI) design and functionality, including the legal principles behind binding electronic transactions and the details of authentication, encryption, non-repudiation, and key management. Certificates, Certificate Authorities (CAs), and means of managing trust relationships are all covered.

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"Traditional business users will learn how e-commerce transactions differ from paper-based commerce, and how to minimize the risks while maximizing the benefits. Technical users will appreciate the extensive coverage of the latest security technologies and how they are applied in the business environment.". "Internet and security topics covered: digital signatures for secure transactions; public-key infrastructure and certification policies; and firewalls, virtual private networks, and Web and e-mail security.". "Legal and business topics covered: legal principles and practices to achieve enforceability; regulations and guidelines in the U.S. and internationally; and non-repudiation and the role of trusted third parties.". "Newcomers will appreciate the clear explanations of the origins and development of secure e-commerce. More experienced developers can move straight to the detailed technical material. Anyone who is involved in e-commerce design, management, or operation will benefit from Secure Electronic Commerce."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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