Computer System and Network Security provides the reader with a basic understanding of the issues involved in the security of computer systems and networks. Introductory in nature, this important new book covers all aspects related to the growing field of computer security. Such complete coverage in a single text has previously been unavailable, and college professors and students, as well as professionals responsible for system security, will find this unique book a valuable source of information, either as a textbook or as a general reference.
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.
One service mathematics has rendered the human race. It has put common sense back where it belongs. It has put common sense back where it belongs, on the topmost shelf next to the dusty canister labelled discarded nonsense. Eric TBell Every picture tells a story. Advenisement for for Sloan's backache and kidney oils, 1907 The book you have in your hands as you are reading this, is a text on3-dimensional topology. It can serve as a pretty comprehensive text book on the subject. On the other hand, it frequently gets to the frontiers of current research in the topic. If pressed, I would initially classify it as a monograph, but, thanks to the over three hundred illustrations of the geometrical ideas involved, as a rather accessible one, and hence suitable for advanced classes. The style is somewhat informal; more or less like orally presented lectures, and the illustrations more than make up for all the visual aids and handwaving one has at one's command during an actual presentation.
The purpose of this book is to examine comprehensively for the first time the historical and international background, motivation, decision-making process and policy implementation of Japan's ambition to become a permanent UN Security Council member. Despite the negative impact of the Cold War and the hitherto failure of UN reform, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has pursued this goal for several decades. The understanding of the 'why' and 'how' of this quest provides useful insights into Japan's foreign and multilateral diplomacy, its quest for status reflecting its economic and political power, its efforts to transform economic power into political power, and its ability and will to shoulder more inter-national burden. It not only shows how important multilateralism has become for Japan, but also how important Japan - as the second highest UN budget contributor and top ODA donor - has become to multilateralism and what we may expect of Japan as a possible future permanent Security Council member.
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