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Secure Electronic Commerce: Building the Infrastructure for Digital Signatures and Encryption (2nd Edition)

Secure Electronic Commerce: Building the Infrastructure for Digital Signatures and Encryption (2nd Edition)
Author: Warwick Ford - Michael S. Baum
ISBN 13: 9780130272768
ISBN 10: 130272760
Edition: 2
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2000-12-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $54.99

"More now than ever, business has a responsibility to understand the trade-offs, costs, benefits and risks involved in choosing any particular type of information security technology. That necessary due diligence begins in Chapter 1 of this book."

—Spence Abraham, United States Senate

Your e-commerce site is only as successful as it is secure Customer confidence is a prerequisite for successful e-commerce, and security is the underpinning of that confidence. To make your e-commerce deployment safe and functional, you need to know not merely the latest security technologies, but also the most current legal strategies. This revised best seller combines the advice of seasoned experts from both the technical and legal fields to help you create a winning business strategy.

Traditional business users will learn how e-commerce transactions differ from paper-based commerce, and how to minimize the risks while maximizing the benefits. Technical users will appreciate the extensive coverage of the latest security technologies and how they are applied in the business environment.

Internet and security topics:

  • Digital signatures for secure transactions
  • Public-key infrastructure and certification policies
  • Firewalls, virtual private networks, Web and e-mail security

Legal and business topics:

  • Legal principles and practices to achieve enforceability
  • Regulations and guidelines in the U.S. and internationally
  • Non-repudiation and the role of trusted third-parties

Newcomers will appreciate the clear explanations of the origins and development of secure e-commerce. More experienced developers can move straight to the detailed technical material. Anyone who is involved in e-commerce design, management, or operation needs Secure Electronic Commerce.


Combining the advice of specialists in both the technical and legal fields, this volume explains how e-commerce differs from paper-based commerce and how to minimize its security risks. Technical topics include digital signatures for secure transactions, public-key infrastructure and certification policies, firewalls, virtual private networks, and Web security, while legal issues such as principle and practices to achieve enforceability, U.S. and international regulations and guidelines, and the role of trusted third parties are also covered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)