Implementing Email and Security Tokens: Current Standards, Tools, and Practices

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - Computers - 296 pages
It's your job to make email safe.

Where do you start?

In today's national and global enterprises where business is conducted across time zones and continents, the "e" in email could stand for "essential." Even more critical is rock-solid email security. If you're the person charged with implementing that email security strategy, this book is for you. Backed with case studies, it offers the nuts-and-bolts information you need to understand your options, select products that meet your needs, and lock down your company's electronic communication systems.

  • Review how email operates and where vulnerabilities lie
  • Learn the basics of cryptography and how to use it against invaders
  • Understand PKI (public key infrastructure), who should be trusted to perform specific tasks, how PKI architecture works, and how certificates function
  • Identify ways to protect your passwords, message headers, and commands, as well as the content of your email messages
  • Look at the different types of devices (or "tokens") that can be used to store and protect private keys
 

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Contents

Current Standards Tools and Practices Part II PKI Basics
53
Current Standards Tools and Practices Part III Secure Email
85
Current Standards Tools and Practices Part IV Tokens
141
Current Standards Tools and Practices Part V Case Studies
163
Current Standards Tools and Practices Part VI Expectations for the Future
221
Current Standards Tools and Practices Appendix A ABNF Primer
249
Current Standards Tools and Practices Appendix B ASN1 Primer
253
Current Standards Tools and Practices Appendix C MIME Primer
259
Current Standards Tools and Practices Appendix D RFC Summaries
267
Current Standards Tools and Practices References
277
Current Standards Tools and Practices Index
287
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About the author (2008)

Sean Turner, a founding member of the International Electronic Communication Analysts (IECA), has helped develop numerous standards including S/MIME, X.400, X.500, and P772, the content type for the US DMS. He is co-chair of the IETF S/MIME WG.

Russ Housley founded Vigil Security and has worked in the computer and network security field since 1982. He is the IETF chair.

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