Hardware-based Computer Security Techniques to Defeat Hackers: From Biometrics to Quantum Cryptography

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 2008 - Computers - 264 pages
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Presents primary hardware-based computer security approaches in aneasy-to-read toolbox format

Protecting valuable personal information against theft is amission-critical component of today's electronic businesscommunity. In an effort to combat this serious and growing problem,the Intelligence and Defense communities have successfully employedthe use of hardware-based security devices.

This book provides a road map of the hardware-based securitydevices that can defeat—and prevent—attacks by hackers.Beginning with an overview of the basic elements of computersecurity, the book covers:

  • Cryptography

  • Key generation and distribution

  • The qualities of security solutions

  • Secure co-processors

  • Secure bootstrap loading

  • Secure memory management and trusted execution technology

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

  • Hardware-based authentification

  • Biometrics

  • Tokens

  • Location technologies

Hardware-Based Computer Security Techniques to DefeatHackers includes a chapter devoted entirely to showing readershow they can implement the strategies and technologies discussed.Finally, it concludes with two examples of security systems putinto practice.

The information and critical analysis techniques provided inthis user-friendly book are invaluable for a range ofprofessionals, including IT personnel, computer engineers, computersecurity specialists, electrical engineers, software engineers, andindustry analysts.

 

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Ok make me a app that can keep hackers location on undetected to them the camera activated with out them know and a silent becan also with out them knowing automatically taking pics giving locations every 5 mins and giving face recognition for future problems

Contents

1 THE ELEMENTS OF COMPUTER SECURITY
1
2 CRYPTOGRAPHY APPROACHES AND ATTACKS
17
3 KEY GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION APPROACHES AND ATTACKS
41
4 THE QUALITIES OF WORKABLE SECURITY SOLUTIONS
57
5 SECURE COPROCESSORS
73
6 SECURE BOOTSTRAP LOADING
83
7 SECURE MEMORY MANAGEMENT AND TRUSTED EXECUTION TECHNOLOGY
91
8 THE TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE
101
10 HARDWAREBASED AUTHENTICATION
127
11 A CLOSER LOOK AT BIOMETRICS
147
12 TOKENS SOMETHING YOU HAVE
167
13 LOCATION TECHNOLOGIES
181
14 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
199
GLOSSARY
213
INDEX
225
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9 FIELDPROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS
115

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Roger R. Dube, PhD, obtained his bachelor's degree in experimental physics from Cornell University and his PhD from Princeton University. He has held positions in both academia and the private sector. He has published in top peer-reviewed scientific publications and written numerous successful research and development proposals (securing in excess of $27 million in grants and contract vehicles since 2004). He is currently the President and Chief Scientist of Digital Authentication Technologies (DAT), a computer security company with products based on Dr. Dube's patents. The technology has been successfully field-tested and deployed at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as at SAIC and Criterion Labs, and is currently being considered for use by various industries worldwide. Dr. Dube also holds a joint position at Rochester Institute of Techology (RIT) as a Professor in the Center for Imaging Science.

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