past incidents, we see that people usually get real
serious about security only when their websites are
hacked. IS managers acknowledge the fact that no security
solution is 100% foolproof. In Cyberspace, no one is
invincible and even Internet giants get hacked. Need
proof of that? See the reports on Antionline.com. But
the Web can also present threats to end-userseven
to the casual surfer who browses websites or checks
e-mail. The many incidents of cyberstalking are proof
of that. In this scenario, anyone who connects the Internet
needs to implement a security solution.
But before setting out to do that, one needs to know
about the risks and threats, security basics, various
security solutions and how to implement these. The updated
2002 edition of this book offers this sort of information,
but it is not designed to be a primer on Web security.
Instead, it tells how to enhance security, privacy,
and commerce on the Web. The audience that will benefit
from this book are ordinary users, Web administrators
(Web masters), and those who publish information on
The content is quite insightful for top management too.
For instance, a section informs about the various kinds
of Biometrics solutions and the limitations of some
of these systems. And if you always thought higher bit
numbers meant stronger encryption, you'll discover that
a 128-bit RC2 key is stronger than a 1024-bit RSA key.
This kind of information can strongly influence decisions
on security solutions procurement. In fact, IS Managers
normally turn security consultants for similar advice.
Title: Web Security, Privacy & Commerce
Author: Simson Garfinkel
Publisher: O'Reilley & Associates
Price: Rs 500