Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 14, 2008 - Computers - 1040 pages
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The world has changed radically since the first edition of this book was published in 2001. Spammers, virus writers, phishermen, money launderers, and spies now trade busily with each other in a lively online criminal economy and as they specialize, they get better. In this indispensable, fully updated guide, Ross Anderson reveals how to build systems that stay dependable whether faced with error or malice. Here?s straight talk on critical topics such as technical engineering basics, types of attack, specialized protection mechanisms, security psychology, policy, and more.
  

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

I'm of two minds about this book. One the one hand, it's an amazingly comprehensive reference. If you're not a security geek, this book will tell you everything you never knew you wanted to know. It ... Read full review

Review: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

ugh. This book was chocked full of information, but it was obfuscated by nearly illegible grammar and structure. Exceptionally difficult reading. Read full review

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Contents

PartI Chapter 1 What Is Security Engineering?
3
Usability and Psychology
17
Protocols
63
Access Control
93
Cryptography
129
Distributed Systems
185
Economics
215
Part II
237
Physical Tamper Resistance
483
Emission Security
523
API Attacks
547
Electronic and Information Warfare
559
Telecom System Security
595
Network Attack and Defense
633
Copyright and DRM
679
The Bleeding Edge
727

Multilevel Security
239
Multilateral Security
275
Banking and Bookkeeping
313
Physical Protection
365
Monitoring and Metering
389
Nuclear Command and Control
415
Security Printing and Seals
433
Biometrics
457
Part III
767
Terror Justice and Freedom
769
Managing the Development of Secure Systems
815
System Evaluation and Assurance
857
Conclusions
889
Bibliography
893
Index
997
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Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University and a pioneer of security economics. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on security, he has published many studies of how real security systems fail and made trailblazing contributions to numerous technologies from peer-to-peer systems and API analysis through hardware security.

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