Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, Second Edition

  • 23h 13m
  • Ross J. Anderson
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

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.

About the Author

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.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Legal Notice
  • What is Security Engineering?
  • Usability and Psychology
  • Protocols
  • Access Control
  • Crytography
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics
  • Multilevel Security
  • Multilateral Security
  • Banking and Bookkeeping
  • Physical Protection
  • Monitoring and Metering
  • Nuclear Command and Control
  • Security Printing and Seals
  • Biometrics
  • Physical Tamper Resistance
  • Emission Security
  • API Attacks
  • Electronic and Information Warfare
  • Telecom System Security
  • Network Attack and Defense
  • Copyright and DRM
  • The Bleeding Edge
  • Terror, Justice and Freedom
  • Managing the Development of Secure Systems
  • System Evaluation and Assurance
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography


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