Delivering Security and Privacy for E-Business

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9780471384212: Delivering Security and Privacy for E-Business

An in-depth look at the pressing issues involved in protecting an e-business from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy
With billions of dollars at stake in e-commerce, companies are becoming much more concerned about security and privacy issues. Hackers have made headlines by breaking into Web sites that aggregate sensitive information about all of us, which has caused growing public concern about personal and financial privacy. Some online businesses are inadvertently "sharing" data with others when they interoperate systems. This book examines the external threats to a company's system and explains how to react if your system and business goals diverge. It also presents a nuts-and-bolts guide to enhancing security and safeguarding gateways. Readers will find an extensive reference section for the many tools, standards, and watchdog agencies that aid in the security/privacy effort.

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Advance Praise for Security and Privacy for E-Business "This book is essential reading for everyone interested in jumping on the e-business bandwagon without getting run over in the process."--Peter G. Neumann Principal Scientist, Computer Science Lab, SRI International Moderator of the ACM Risks Forum Author of Computer-Related Risks

"Makes a difficult topic very approachable for IT managers and decision makers who want to secure their systems, but do not want to get doctorates in cryptography." --Ravi Ganesan CEO, SingleSignon.Net

"A helpful and interesting book for both the computer novice and the experienced Internet executive in the new Internet policy world. This book is also for anyone who needs to understand that designing secure and private e-commerce systems is an ongoing, continual exercise in mitigating potential vulnerabilities, particularly in today's ever-increasingly mobile wired world."--Tatiana Gau AOL Integrity Assurance, America Online, Inc.

"Anup Ghosh distills the essential features of good security and privacy and vividly demonstrates just how infrequent they are on the Internet. Lending a needed historical perspective to a topic that now attracts Web site headlines, Ghosh's important new book speaks to both technical experts and neophytes who want to protect themselves on the Web. In a funny and non-paranoid way, he walks us through several recent hacker attacks and encourages all of us in our technology-savvy society to take security and privacy more seriously."--Drew Clark Senior Writer National Journal's Technology Daily

"The global e-business wave continues to spark passionate debate about important personal and consumer-rights issues, such as Internet security and individual privacy. As organizations and individuals become increasingly connected through various networks in the coming decades, clearly the need for more intelligent safeguards--at both the organizational as well as consumer levels--has never been more apparent. Security and Privacy for E-Business offers its audience a front-row seat allowing a view into the realities and dangers that exist in today's universal electronic marketplace."--Richard Dean Internet Security Professional

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Defend your business from hack attacks with well-engineered e-business systems

Security & Privacy for E-Business

"When it comes to e-commerce security, it's all about the software," asserts e-commerce security expert Anup Ghosh. Using powerful examples and case studies, he provides a remarkably lucid and compelling discussion of how software flaws make your e-business vulnerable to attacks and what you can do to guard against them. Rather than focusing on firewalls and encryption tools, Ghosh presents a proactive engineering approach that tackles the problem at its source--software--and helps ensure the security and reliability of your e-commerce systems. You'll get complete guidance on how to build secure systems from the ground up, learn to balance technical and business requirements while providing privacy for your customers, and discover the inside track on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including:
* Software risk management and secure e-business systems engineering and testing
* Denial-of-service attacks, buffer overrun attacks, worms, Web server exploits, and cyber threats to all components of e-business systems
* Software risks in wireless PDAs, WAP-enabled phones, and e-commerce applications
* Mobile code and the growing threat of malware (malicious code)
* Why online privacy--including P3P--is good business

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