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Secure Electronic Commerce: Building The Infrastructure For Digital Signatures And Encryption (2nd Edition)

Co-authored by the leading e-commerce security specialist and a leading legal specialist in e-commerce, this book offers a complete blueprint showing companies how to implement state-of-the-art e-commerce while minimizing all the security risks involved. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect today's latest developments in digital signatures, public-key infrastructure, EDI technical standards, certification, and authentication. The book begins by introducing the underlying technologies and inherent risks of electronic commerce. It considers the role of computer networks, the Internet, EDI and email, and the challenges of ensuring that electronic transactions are resistant to fraud, traceable, and legally binding in all jurisdictions. From network security to cryptography and today's latest secure Web and messaging protocols, all of today's latest security technologies are explained in detail, from a business perspective, in language non-specialists can easily understand.

Paperback: 640 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (December 14, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0130272760

ISBN-13: 978-0130272768

Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.3 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #329 in Books > Computers & Technology > Internet & Social Media > E-Commerce #671 in Books > Computers & Technology > Security & Encryption > Privacy & Online Safety #987 in Books > Computers & Technology > Networking & Cloud Computing > Network Security

This book is great at understanding the major components of a Public Key Infrastructure and the surrounding issues. You certainly would not walk away being able to set up a PKI, but you would be able to discuss it intelligently. If you are trying to come up to speed on PKI, this is the book for you. The subject is too big to cover everything in one book; so, I would also recommend picking up some more books that look at security issues specifically. One recommendation is E-Commerce Security by Ghosh.

Highly recommended - This is still the best intro book I've seen on PKI. Precisely and clearly written. Can't wait for the second edition, though, as this edition is getting a bit dated.

Ford and Baum do a great job explaining the ins and outs of public key infrastructures, covering both the technical and non-technical (legal, administrative, financial, etc.) issues with clarity and insight. Chapters 6 and 7 are especially worthwhile for those looking at the latest IETF PKIX standards.

I purchased this book for my class and its good enough where I didn't sell it back. Its not to highly detail but give a good primer on the subject. Well worth the read but I would recomend buying it used if you just need it for a class. Actually I would buy it used for all needs.

A very well organized and useful reference text regarding encryption na dcertificates. I was pleased at the singling out of PG and its differences versus other X509 standards.

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