on 30 April 2001
This book is a refereshing alternative to the usual dry, weighty tomes published on the topic of information security. Although the specific framework used for the examples is the CORBAsecurity specification, it does serve as a very useful primer on the essential security concepts involved in other distributed object implementations such as Java.
The text is broken up into easily digestible chunks, with summaries in the margin making it easy to flip through the book to find a particular point you want to review. My only criticism is that the clip-art is a little too "cute" for my taste, but that doesn't impair the technical accuracy of the plentiful diagrams.
An unexpected bonus, and it's worth buying the book just for this, is the chapter "Questions to Ask Your Secure Object System Vendor" - try it out, you'll soon have them squirming!