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Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (Prentice Hall Series in Computer Networking and Distributed) [Hardcover]

Charlie Kaufman , Radia Perlman , Mike Speciner
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22 April 2002 0130460192 978-0130460196 2

The world's #1 book on network and Internet security has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's latest threats, techniques, and technologies. The long-awaited Network Security, Second Edition brings together definitive, accessible, even entertaining explanations of every key facet of information security. The authors begin by reviewing the challenges of network security, and introducing basic concepts such as authorization and the "military model" of security. They present an easy-to-understand introduction to cryptography, including secret and public keys, hashes, and message digests. A detailed section on authentication addresses the challenge of proving identity across the network; handshakes; and common attacks that must be addressed in designing authentication systems. The authors address core Internet security standards including Kerberos 4/5, PKI, IPSec, and SSL; as well as e-mail security via PEM, S/MIME, and PGP. They offer practical introductions to the Web security issues associated with URLs, HTTP, HTML, and cookies; concluding with overviews of security in environments ranging from Windows to NetWare.

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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (22 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130460192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130460196
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 17.1 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 733,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The classic guide to network security—now fully updated!"Bob and Alice are back!"

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive yet comprehensible guide to network security, the first edition of Network Security received critical acclaim for its lucid and witty explanations of the inner workings of network security protocols. In the second edition, this most distinguished of author teams draws on hard-won experience to explain the latest developments in this field that has become so critical to our global network-dependent society.

Network Security, Second Edition brings together clear, insightful, and clever explanations of every key facet of information security, from the basics to advanced cryptography and authentication, secure Web and email services, and emerging security standards. Coverage includes:

  • All-new discussions of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), IPsec, SSL, and Web security
  • Cryptography: In-depth, exceptionally clear introductions to secret and public keys, hashes, message digests, and other crucial concepts
  • Authentication: Proving identity across networks, common attacks against authentication systems, authenticating people, and avoiding the pitfalls of authentication handshakes
  • Core Internet security standards: Kerberos 4/5, IPsec, SSL, PKIX, and X.509
  • Email security: Key elements of a secure email system-plus detailed coverage of PEM, S/MIME, and PGP
  • Web security: Security issues associated with URLs, HTTP, HTML, and cookies
  • Security implementations in diverse platforms, including Windows, NetWare, and Lotus Notes

The authors go far beyond documenting standards and technology: They contrast competing schemes, explain strengths and weaknesses, and identify the crucial errors most likely to compromise secure systems. Network Security will appeal to a wide range of professionals, from those who design or evaluate security systems to system administrators and programmers who want a better understanding of this important field. It can also be used as a textbook at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.

Prentice Hall Series in Computer Networking and Distributed Systems

About the Author

CHARLIE KAUFMAN is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, where he is Chief Security Architect for Lotus Notes and Domino. Previously, he was the Network Security Architect at Digital Equipment Corporation. He chaired the IETF's Web Transaction Security working group and currently serves on the IAB, the IETF's architecture board.

RADIA PERLMAN, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, is known worldwide for her contributions to bridging (spanning tree algorithm) and routing (link state routing) as well as security (sabotage-proof networks). Perlman is the author of Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols, and she is one of the 25 people whose work has most influenced the networking industry, according to Data Communications magazine.

MIKE SPECINER is a Senior Consulting Engineer at ThinkEngine Networks and is a recognized expert in mathematical algorithms and operating systems.

Combined, this author team holds close to 100 patents.

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This book has one of the most comprehensible explanations of network authentication protocols (including Kerberos V) that I've seen. The authors demonstrate intimate knowledge of the subject material, but they restrain themselves from simply performing a brain dump on the reader. Rather they include historical and personal footnotes that make the story witty and memorable, and give context to the topic at hand. Definitely add this book to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good security book 13 Dec 2012
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A deep explanation of cryptography and its uses, authentication and mail security. I suggest it to people who likes to learn these topics from a theoric view.
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By catfu
I found this to be a well written, accessible account of a variety of important network security protocols, and general topics around the subject. It's got a medium amount of detail about a fair number of topics, and although it isn't exhaustive in the variety of topics it covers it's certainly going to help someone with a basic knowledge of the subject increase their confidence.

It's not for absolute beginners, but it's good value, and deserves to remain on my shelf as a valuable reference.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Half-decent book in Network Security 28 Feb 1999
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This book is half decent, but it assumes the reader knows a little more than a novice with a good backround in networking would know. The book gives good diagrams and descriptions for some algorithms but not all.
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1.0 out of 5 stars delay delay delay 24 Nov 2009
I was waiting for this book for more than a month! And also i paid extra 6,51 euro when book arrived for the post office service!!!
Really disappointed
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