Introduction to Public Key Infrastructures

Author: Johannes A. Buchmann,Evangelos Karatsiolis,Alexander Wiesmaier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642406572

Category: Computers

Page: 194

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The introduction of public key cryptography (PKC) was a critical advance in IT security. In contrast to symmetric key cryptography, it enables confidential communication between entities in open networks, in particular the Internet, without prior contact. Beyond this PKC also enables protection techniques that have no analogue in traditional cryptography, most importantly digital signatures which for example support Internet security by authenticating software downloads and updates. Although PKC does not require the confidential exchange of secret keys, proper management of the private and public keys used in PKC is still of vital importance: the private keys must remain private, and the public keys must be verifiably authentic. So understanding so-called public key infrastructures (PKIs) that manage key pairs is at least as important as studying the ingenious mathematical ideas underlying PKC. In this book the authors explain the most important concepts underlying PKIs and discuss relevant standards, implementations, and applications. The book is structured into chapters on the motivation for PKI, certificates, trust models, private keys, revocation, validity models, certification service providers, certificate policies, certification paths, and practical aspects of PKI. This is a suitable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and related disciplines, complementing introductory courses on cryptography. The authors assume only basic computer science prerequisites, and they include exercises in all chapters and solutions in an appendix. They also include detailed pointers to relevant standards and implementation guidelines, so the book is also appropriate for self-study and reference by industrial and academic researchers and practitioners.
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Understanding PKI

Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations

Author: Carlisle Adams,Steve Lloyd

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780672323911

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 3569

Introduces the concepts of public key infrastructure design and policy and discusses use of the technology for computer network security in the business environment.
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Planning for PKI

best practices guide for deploying public key infrastructure

Author: Russ Housley,Tim Polk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 327

View: 2739

"Planning for PKI" examines this cornerstone Internet security technology.Written by the architects of the Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI),this book provides authoritative technical guidance for network engineers,architects, and managers who need to implement the right PKI architecture for their organization. Readers will learn that building a successful PKI is an on going process, not a one-time event. The authors discuss results and lessons learned from three early PKI deployments, helping readers avoid the pitfalls and emulate the successes of early PKI adopters. Using plain and direct language, the authors share their extensive knowledge of PKI standards development in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and elsewhere. Subtle points about the Internet PKI standards are liberally sprinkled throughout the book. These nuggets provide insight into the intent of some of the esoteric topics in the standards, enabling greater interoperability. "Planning for PKI" gathers the PKI state-of-the-art into one volume, covering everything from PKI history to emerging PKI-related technologies.
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PKI: Implementing & Managing E-Security

Author: Andrew Nash,Derek Brink,William Duane,Celia A. Joseph

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072192267

Category: Computers

Page: 513

View: 9021

Written by the experts at RSA Security, this book will show you how to secure transactions and develop customer trust in e-commerce through the use of PKI technology. Part of the RSA Press Series.
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Introduction to Cryptography

Author: Johannes Buchmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468404962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 281

View: 1422

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Security without Obscurity

A Guide to PKI Operations

Author: Jeff Stapleton,W. Clay Epstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498788211

Category: Computers

Page: 343

View: 5032

Most books on public key infrastructure (PKI) seem to focus on asymmetric cryptography, X.509 certificates, certificate authority (CA) hierarchies, or certificate policy (CP), and certificate practice statements. While algorithms, certificates, and theoretical policy are all excellent discussions, the real-world issues for operating a commercial or private CA can be overwhelming. Security without Obscurity: A Guide to PKI Operations provides a no-nonsense approach and realistic guide to operating a PKI system. In addition to discussions on PKI best practices, the book supplies warnings against bad PKI practices. Scattered throughout the book are anonymous case studies identifying both good and bad practices. The highlighted bad practices, based on real-world scenarios from the authors’ experiences, illustrate how bad things are often done with good intentions but cause bigger problems than the original one being solved. This book offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the authors’ more than 50 years of combined experience in developing PKI-related policies, standards, practices, procedures, and audits, as well as designing and operating various commercial and private PKI systems.
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PKI Uncovered

Certificate-Based Security Solutions for Next-Generation Networks

Author: Andre Karamanian,Francois Dessart,Srinivas Tenneti

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781587059308

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 9369

The only complete guide to designing, implementing, and supporting state-of-the-art certificate-based identity solutions with PKI Layered approach is designed to help readers with widely diverse backgrounds quickly learn what they need to know Covers the entire PKI project lifecycle, making complex PKI architectures simple to understand and deploy Brings together theory and practice, including on-the-ground implementers' knowledge, insights, best practices, design choices, and troubleshooting details PKI Uncovered brings together all the techniques IT and security professionals need to apply PKI in any environment, no matter how complex or sophisticated. At the same time, it will help them gain a deep understanding of the foundations of certificate-based identity management. Its layered and modular approach helps readers quickly get the information they need to efficiently plan, design, deploy, manage, or troubleshoot any PKI environment. The authors begin by presenting the foundations of PKI, giving readers the theoretical background they need to understand its mechanisms. Next, they move to high-level design considerations, guiding readers in making the choices most suitable for their own environments. The authors share best practices and experiences drawn from production customer deployments of all types. They organize a series of design "modules" into hierarchical models which are then applied to comprehensive solutions. Readers will be introduced to the use of PKI in multiple environments, including Cisco router-based DMVPN, ASA, and 802.1X. The authors also cover recent innovations such as Cisco GET VPN. Throughout, troubleshooting sections help ensure smooth deployments and give readers an even deeper "under-the-hood" understanding of their implementations.
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Public-Key Cryptography

Author: Arto Salomaa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662032694

Category: Computers

Page: 275

View: 4512

Cryptography, secret writing, is enjoying a scientific renaissance following the seminal discovery in 1977 of public-key cryptography and applications in computers and communications. This book gives a broad overview of public-key cryptography - its essence and advantages, various public-key cryptosystems, and protocols - as well as a comprehensive introduction to classical cryptography and cryptoanalysis. The second edition has been revised and enlarged especially in its treatment of cryptographic protocols. From a review of the first edition: "This is a comprehensive review ... there can be no doubt that this will be accepted as a standard text. At the same time, it is clearly and entertainingly written ... and can certainly stand alone." Alex M. Andrew, Kybernetes, March 1992
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Rethinking Public Key Infrastructures and Digital Certificates

Building in Privacy

Author: Brands

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262261661

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 5400

As paper-based communication and transaction mechanisms are replaced by automated ones, traditional forms of security such as photographs and handwritten signatures are becoming outdated. Most security experts believe that digital certificates offer the best technology for safeguarding electronic communications. They are already widely used for authenticating and encrypting email and software, and eventually will be built into any device or piece of software that must be able to communicate securely. There is a serious problem, however, with this unavoidable trend: unless drastic measures are taken, everyone will be forced to communicate via what will be the most pervasive electronic surveillance tool ever built. There will also be abundant opportunity for misuse of digital certificates by hackers, unscrupulous employees, government agencies, financial institutions, insurance companies, and so on.In this book Stefan Brands proposes cryptographic building blocks for the design of digital certificates that preserve privacy without sacrificing security. Such certificates function in much the same way as cinema tickets or subway tokens: anyone can establish their validity and the data they specify, but no more than that. Furthermore, different actions by the same person cannot be linked. Certificate holders have control over what information is disclosed, and to whom. Subsets of the proposed cryptographic building blocks can be used in combination, allowing a cookbook approach to the design of public key infrastructures. Potential applications include electronic cash, electronic postage, digital rights management, pseudonyms for online chat rooms, health care information storage, electronic voting, and even electronic gambling.
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Digital Certificates

Applied Internet Security

Author: Jalal Feghhi,Jalil Feghhi,Peter Williams

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201309805

Category: Computers

Page: 453

View: 7923

Digital certificates, a new form of electronic ID, is a new security technology that establishes a digital identity for a person or a company and guarantees the authenticity of information delivered over the Web or via email. This title explores all of the critical aspects of digital certificates in detail and provides basic information on cryptography. The CD-ROM contains a complete system for controlling access to information on the Internet based on digital certificate technology.
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Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure on the Internet

Author: Klaus Schmeh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470862483

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 9479

A practical guide to Cryptography and its use in the Internet and other communication networks. This overview takes the reader through basic issues and on to more advanced concepts, to cover all levels of interest. Coverage includes all key mathematical concepts, standardisation, authentication, elliptic curve cryptography, and algorithm modes and protocols (including SSL, TLS, IPSec, SMIME, & PGP protocols). * Details what the risks on the internet are and how cryptography can help * Includes a chapter on interception which is unique amongst competing books in this field * Explains Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) - currently the most important issue when using cryptography in a large organisation * Includes up-to-date referencing of people, organisations, books and Web sites and the latest information about recent acts and standards affecting encryption practice * Tackles the practical issues such as the difference between SSL and IPSec, which companies are active on the market and where to get further information
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Introduction to Network Security

Theory and Practice

Author: Jie Wang,Zachary A. Kissel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118939506

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 7936

Introductory textbook in the important area of network security for undergraduate and graduate students Comprehensively covers fundamental concepts with newer topics such as electronic cash, bit-coin, P2P, SHA-3, E-voting, and Zigbee security Fully updated to reflect new developments in network security Introduces a chapter on Cloud security, a very popular and essential topic Uses everyday examples that most computer users experience to illustrate important principles and mechanisms Features a companion website with Powerpoint slides for lectures and solution manuals to selected exercise problems, available at http://www.cs.uml.edu/~wang/NetSec
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Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

Author: Michael R. Penn,Philip J. Parker

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 425

View: 9860

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering breaks new ground in preparing civil and environmental engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The authors use the infrastructure that is all around us to introduce students to civil and environmental engineering, demonstrating how all the parts of civil and environmental engineering are interrelated to help students see the "big picture" in the first or second year of the curriculum. Students learn not only the what of the infrastructure, but also the how and the why of the infrastructure. Readers learn the infrastructure is a system of interrelated physical components, and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. Studying infrastructure allows educators and students to develop a valuable link between fundamental knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge, so students may translate their knowledge to new contexts. The authors' implementation of modern learning pedagogy (learning objectives, concrete examples and cases, and hundreds of photos and illustrations), and chapters that map well to the ABET accreditation requirements AND the ASCE Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 2nd edition (with recommendations for using this text in a 1, 2, or 3 hour course) make this text a key part of any civil and/or environmental engineering curriculum.
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Understanding PKI

Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations

Author: Carlisle Adams,Steve Lloyd

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780672323911

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 9790

Introduces the concepts of public key infrastructure design and policy and discusses use of the technology for computer network security in the business environment.
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Introduction to Modern Cryptography, Second Edition

Author: Jonathan Katz,Yehuda Lindell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146657027X

Category: Computers

Page: 603

View: 7170

Cryptography is ubiquitous and plays a key role in ensuring data secrecy and integrity as well as in securing computer systems more broadly. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of this fascinating subject. The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, with an emphasis on formal definitions, clear assumptions, and rigorous proofs of security. The book begins by focusing on private-key cryptography, including an extensive treatment of private-key encryption, message authentication codes, and hash functions. The authors also present design principles for widely used stream ciphers and block ciphers including RC4, DES, and AES, plus provide provable constructions of stream ciphers and block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book covers public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, and El Gamal cryptosystems (and others), followed by a thorough treatment of several standardized public-key encryption and digital signature schemes. Integrating a more practical perspective without sacrificing rigor, this widely anticipated Second Edition offers improved treatment of: Stream ciphers and block ciphers, including modes of operation and design principles Authenticated encryption and secure communication sessions Hash functions, including hash-function applications and design principles Attacks on poorly implemented cryptography, including attacks on chained-CBC encryption, padding-oracle attacks, and timing attacks The random-oracle model and its application to several standardized, widely used public-key encryption and signature schemes Elliptic-curve cryptography and associated standards such as DSA/ECDSA and DHIES/ECIES Containing updated exercises and worked examples, Introduction to Modern Cryptography, Second Edition can serve as a textbook for undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in cryptography, a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners, or a general introduction suitable for self-study.
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Access Control, Authentication, and Public Key Infrastructure

Author: Bill Ballad,Tricia Ballad,Erin Banks

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449638392

Category: Computers

Page: 158

View: 3654

PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES! Access control protects resources against unauthorized viewing, tampering, or destruction. They serve as a primary means of ensuring privacy, confidentiality, and prevention of unauthorized disclosure. The first part of Access Control, Authentication, and Public Key Infrastructure defines the components of access control, provides a business framework for implementation, and discusses legal requirements that impact access contol programs. It then looks at the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities prevalent in information systems and IT infrastructures and how to handle them. The final part is a resource for students and professionals which disucsses putting access control systems to work as well as testing and managing them.
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Public Key Infrastructure Implementation and Design

Author: Suranjan Choudhury,Kartik Bhatnagar,Wasim Haque

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764548796

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 6199

Public key infrastructure, or PKI, is a security system for e-mail, massaging, and e-commerce that uses digital certificates, cryptography, and certificate authorities to ensure data integrity and verify the identities of senders and receivers. This thorough, hands-on guide delivers all the know-how network administrators need to set up a state-of-the-art PKI system, from architecture, planning, and implementation to cryptography, standards, and certificates.
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Critical Infrastructure

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition

Author: Robert S. Radvanovsky,Allan McDougall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466503467

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 3981

Since the initial inception of this book, there have been significant strides to safeguard the operations of our world’s infrastructures. In recent years, there has also been a shift to more fluid postures associated with resilience and the establishment of redundant infrastructure. In keeping with the fast-changing nature of this field, Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition has been revised and updated to reflect this shift in focus and to incorporate the latest developments. The book begins with the historical background of critical infrastructure and why it is important to society. It then explores the current trend in understanding the infrastructure’s sensitivity to impacts that flow through its networked environment. Embracing an "all-hazards approach" to homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and assurance, and emergency management, the authors examine: The National Response Framework (NRF) and how it can be applied globally The relationships between the public and private sectors, and the growing concept of public-private partnerships The shift from the need-to-know paradigm to one based on information sharing, and the nature of necessary controls as this shift continues The need for organizations to adopt resilient planning, implementation, and decision-making processes in order to respond to changes within the threat environment What, where, why, and how risk assessments are to be performed, and why they are needed The impact of new regulation, individually applied self-regulation, industry and government regulation, and law enforcement In the final chapters, the book discusses current information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs), distributed control systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and their challenges. It concludes by exploring current challenges associated with establishing a trusted network across various sectors—demonstrating how models of information can be categorized and communicated within trusted communities to better assure the public-private relationship.
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Cryptography Engineering

Design Principles and Practical Applications

Author: Niels Ferguson,Bruce Schneier,Tadayoshi Kohno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118080912

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 7738

The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll learn how to think like a cryptographer. You'll discover techniques for building cryptography into products from the start and you'll examine the many technical changes in the field. After a basic overview of cryptography and what it means today, this indispensable resource covers such topics as block ciphers, block modes, hash functions, encryption modes, message authentication codes, implementation issues, negotiation protocols, and more. Helpful examples and hands-on exercises enhance your understanding of the multi-faceted field of cryptography. An author team of internationally recognized cryptography experts updates you on vital topics in the field of cryptography Shows you how to build cryptography into products from the start Examines updates and changes to cryptography Includes coverage on key servers, message security, authentication codes, new standards, block ciphers, message authentication codes, and more Cryptography Engineering gets you up to speed in the ever-evolving field of cryptography.
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