Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1997, 298 pages
Keywords: IT Security
Discover Digital Signatures, Security For A Commerce-Driven Internet
Internet security is a hot topic and justifiably so. Customers are already demanding on-line access to their personal records, bank accounts, and other private information; furthermore, researchers estimate sales on the internet could reach $200 billion by the year 2000, as PCs worldwide link to form a global shopping mall.
But how can a company be sure of the identity of the party accessing the information? On a global, interconnected network, how can you be certain:
The answers lie in digital signature, which are based on public key cryptography and its infrastructure to bind unique keys to individuals and corporations through identity verification.
Written by leading Internet business consultant Gail Grant, Understanding Digital Signatures: Establishing Trust over the Internet and Other Networks. details the business, legal, social, and technological issues surrounding Digital Signatures and key infrastructure.
This book explains this complex technology in terms that a businessperson can understand, covering the unique problems of on-line authentication, how digital signatures help to solve these problems, ways companies are using the technology in real life, and issues concerning its usage. The book includes a list of product and service vendors, future potential, and suggestions for companies considering implementation of digital signatures for their customers or employees.
The title says it all, but it is pretty boring.