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Understanding PKI: Concepts, Standards, and Deployment Considerations (Kaleidoscope) Hardcover – 6 Nov 2002

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 2 edition (6 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672323915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672323911
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 2.2 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,035,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

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 XML standards bodies

    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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  • About the Author

    Carlisle Adams is recognized internationally for his many contributions to the design, specification, and standardization of public-key infrastructures. He is senior cryptographer and principal of security at Entrust, Inc. He has been an active participant in the IETF Public-Key Infrastructure X.509 (PKIX) and Common Authentication Technology (CAT) working groups.

    Steve Lloyd has more than 20 years experience in data communications and distributed systems security. His areas of expertise include distributed message handling systems and directory services, TCP/IP, security protocols, security architectures, and large-scale Public-Key Infrastructure policy and technology. He is currently manager of IT security consulting at AEPOS Technologies Corporation.



    0672323915AB10042002


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    Amazon.com: 3.2 out of 5 stars 15 reviews
    Smiling Hotei
    5.0 out of 5 starsGreat PKI Project Manager's Guide/tutorial/overview
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    David Adams
    2.0 out of 5 starsFull of information -- but not very USEFUL information . . . . . .
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    Donaldo M. Dagnone
    4.0 out of 5 starsPKI: start here!
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    Mic Hael G. Phillips
    5.0 out of 5 starsTerrific explanation of PKI
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    4.0 out of 5 starsit is not bad, but somewhat shallow
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