E-based systems are ubiquitous in the modern world with applications spanning e-commerce, WLANs, health care and government organisations. The secure transfer of information has therefore become a critical area of research, development, and investment. This book presents the fundamental concepts and tools of e-based security and its range of applications. The core areas of e-based security - authentication of users; system integrity; confidentiality of communication; availability of business service; and non-repudiation of transactions - are covered in detail. Throughout the book the major trends, challenges and applications of e-security are presented, with emphasis on public key infrastructure (PKI) systems, biometric-based security systems, trust management systems, and the e-service paradigm. Intrusion detection technologies, virtual private networks (VPNs), malware, and risk management are also discussed. Technically oriented with many practical examples, this book is suitable for practitioners in network security, as well as graduate students and researchers in telecommunications and computer science.
Introductory textbook in the important area of network security for undergraduate and graduate students
Information Security is usually achieved through a mix of technical, organizational and legal measures. These may include the application of cryptography, the hierarchical modeling of organizations in order to assure confidentiality, or the distribution of accountability and responsibility by law, among interested parties. The history of Information Security reaches back to ancient times and starts with the emergence of bureaucracy in administration and warfare. Some aspects, such as the interception of encrypted messages during World War II, have attracted huge attention, whereas other aspects have remained largely uncovered. There has never been any effort to write a comprehensive history. This is most unfortunate, because Information Security should be perceived as a set of communicating vessels, where technical innovations can make existing legal or organisational frame-works obsolete and a breakdown of political authority may cause an exclusive reliance on technical means. This book is intended as a first field-survey. It consists of twenty-eight contributions, written by experts in such diverse fields as computer science, law, or history and political science, dealing with episodes, organisations and technical developments that may considered to be exemplary or have played a key role in the development of this field. These include: the emergence of cryptology as a discipline during the Renaissance, the Black Chambers in 18th century Europe, the breaking of German military codes during World War II, the histories of the NSA and its Soviet counterparts and contemporary cryptology. Other subjects are: computer security standards, viruses and worms on the Internet, computer transparency and free software, computer crime, export regulations for encryption software and the privacy debate. It will be seen that during the last thirty years the focus has shifted from military to civilian use. Information Security has assumed a pivotal role in protecting an information infra structure on which businesses and customers, or governments and citizens depend for their day to day dealings. This may safely be attributed to Tofflers Third Wave, the emergence of a society in which information is the key stimulant for economic growth, but the ground work had been laid much earlier, when the state took an interest in managing the information about its citizens. This could occur at the level of registration of the citizenry for the purpose of conscription, voting and taxation, but also as a service to the public by keeping up a legal and administrative frame-work for recording transactions and ownership. The Handbook contains a separate section about identity-management, a topic that only recently has been drawn into the orbit of Information Security, through the privacy issues. Last but not least, the book includes a few contributions about history of intellectual ownership, as expressed in patent- and copyright law. This concept lies at the root of the Information Society and the laws and institutions aimed at enforcing these property rights are, in themselves, part of the armamentarium of Information Security. - Interdisciplinary coverage of the history Information Security - Written by top experts in law, history, computer and information science - First comprehensive work in Information Security
The third edition of Computer Science: A Structured Programming Approach Using C continues to present both computer science theory and C-language syntax with a principle-before-implementation approach. Forouzan and Gilberg employ a clear organizational structure, supplemented by easy-to-follow figures, charts, and tables. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the new C99 standard, and includes a revised chapter sequence to better aid student learning.
This book studies important aspects of the EU as an international actor. It deals with the EU's foreign and security policies as they have developed in recent years. Institutionally the focus is on the second pillar of the Union, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and its defence component, the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDF). The latter in particular has gone through important developments in recent years, taking the EU into a realm which was largely a no-go area until 1999. The book has sections on theoretical and conceptual aspects: how do we study this subject matter and how do we explain developments? The empirical chapters deal with the EU and its near abroad, mostly Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. The section on the EU's far abroad includes chapters on relations with America, Asia and Africa. Finally there are chapters looking at particular aspects of ESDP. Despite difficulties the EU is increasingly becoming an international actor. Chapter 1: "Introduction: The EU as a Foreign Policy Actor" Finn Laursen SECTION 1: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES Chapter 2: "Past its Peak? The European Union as a Global Actor 10 Years After Charlotte Bretherton and John Vogler Chapter 3: "Realism, Grand Strategy and the EU's International Relations" Barry Andrew Hussey Chapter 4: "Theory in the Study of CFSP: From Building a Multi-Causal/Multi-level Framework to a Synergetic Foreign Policy Institutions Theory" Maciej Wilga Chapter 5: "Soft Power Discourse and the Significance of European Foreign Policy Methods" Philippine Colson SECTION 2: THE EU AND ITS NEAR ABROAD Chapter 6: "The EU and Conflict Resolution: De Facto States in the Neighbourhood" Steven Blockmans Chapter 7: "The EU as a Global Actor in Post-Conflict Societies: The Case of Macedonia" Edward Moxon-Brown Chapter 8: "Policy-making and New Modes of Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy" Stefan Ganzle Chapter 9: "Vortex of a Regional Security Complex: The EuroMed Partnership and its Security Relevance" Astrid B. Boening SECTION 3: THE EU AND ITS FAR ABROAD Chapter 10: "The EU and North America: Transatlantic Relations as a Tool for Improving the EU's Role as a Global Actor" Natividad Fernandez Sola Chapter 11: "Engaging Regional Partners for Effective Conflict Resolution: Problems and Prospects of the EU's Strategic Partnerships in Asia" Saponti Baroowa Chapter 12: "EU Responses to Taiwan's Applications in the WTO, WHO and UN" Sigrid Winkler Chapter 13: "The EU as a Global Actor? EU Policies towards Iran and Cuba" Lynne Dryburgh Chapter 14: "A Security Actor in a Changing World? The EU in Africa" Toni Haastrup SECTION 4: POLICY MAKING ASPECTS Chapter 15: "A 'Militarisation' of the EU? The EU as a Global Actor and Neutral Member States" Nicole Alecu de Flers Chapter 16: "The Danish Defence Opt-Out: Who Cares?" Finn Laursen Chapter 17: "Concluding Thoughts: CFSP Explanations and Future Requirements" Finn Laursen Index"
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