This book provides a comprehensive introduction to hardware security, from specification to implementation. Applications discussed include embedded systems ranging from small RFID tags to satellites orbiting the earth. The authors describe a design and synthesis flow, which will transform a given circuit into a secure design incorporating counter-measures against fault attacks. In order to address the conflict between testability and security, the authors describe innovative design-for-testability (DFT) computer-aided design (CAD) tools that support security challenges, engineered for compliance with existing, commercial tools. Secure protocols are discussed, which protect access to necessary test infrastructures and enable the design of secure access controllers.
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
Statistical Methods in Computer Security summarizes discussions held at the recent Joint Statistical Meeting to provide a clear layout of current applications in the field. This blue-ribbon reference discusses the most influential advancements in computer security policy, firewalls, and security issues related to passwords. It addresses crime and misconduct on the Internet, considers the development of infrastructures that may prevent breaches of security and law, and illustrates the vulnerability of networked computers to new virus attacks despite widespread deployment of antivirus software, firewalls, and other network security equipment.
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This book examines how critical approaches to security developed in Europe can be used to investigate a Chinese security issue - the case of the Falungong. The past few decades have produced a rich field of theoretical approaches to 'security' in Europe. In this book, the security-specific notions of securitization (Waver), the politics of insecurity (Huysmans), and emancipation (Wyn Jones) are used as analytical approaches to investigate the anti-Falungong campaign in the People's Republic of China (PRC). This campaign, launched in 1999, was directed against a semi-religious group of qigong-practitioners which was presented as a grave threat to society and as jeopardizing socialism in China. The largest security-related propaganda campaign since 1989 made this obscure group a household name around the world. The campaign had major impacts: new legislation was established to battle the claimed threat of the group and human rights organizations reported severe mistreatment of practitioners. Today, more than a decade later, the Falungong and its master Li Hongzhi continue to challenge the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), mainly outside China and online. This book approaches one empirical case with three approaches in order to transcend the tendency to pit one approach against another. The book strives to show how these critical frameworks highlight different aspects of the political and social processes that have been involved in the campaign. Such a setup places the concepts in a comparative perspective, not only in abstract theoretical and political terms as has been done before, but in the conduct of research, in the hope that this will produce renewed engagement between the solidified oppositions in the field. Furthermore, this is used as a vehicle to discuss more general philosophical issues of theory, development, and theory development. Topics such as instrumentalist philosophy of science, interests of knowledge, activism in scholarship as well as both conceptual and theory travel are examined in light of the stated goals of critical approaches to security. Such discussions are necessary in order to apply the frameworks in investigations that go beyond the socio-political context they were originally developed in. The examination of different approaches to a single case will also assist students to comprehend the effects research framework selection has on a piece of research, and at the same time to realize the limits and tensions of the frameworks. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, Chinese politics, research methods and IR in general.
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