By (author): Rolf Oppliger
This unique new book offers you a comprehensive understanding of secure Internet messaging, and brings together all the relevant and critical information you need to use PGP and S/MIME-compliant software for your projects. It explores the conceptual and technical approaches followed by the developers of both PGP and S/MIME, and gives you a thorough treatment of the latest and most-effective technologies for secure messaging. The book teaches you how to use cryptographic techniques to secure messaging infrastructures and applications, and examines the differences between two competing standard trck protocols for secure messaging on the Internet. Ideal for security and network managers, as well as professional system and network administrators, this easy-to-understand book provides you with the knowledge needed to evaluate the current state-of-the-art in Internet-based secure messaging with confidence.
Table Of Contents
Fundamentals:Introduction. Character Sets, Message Formats, and Encoding Schemes. Internet Messaging. Cryptographic Techniques. ASN.1 and Encoding Rules. PGP: History and Development. Technological Approach. Web of Trust. Standardization and Products. Conclusions and Outlook. S/MIME: History and Development. Technological Approach. Public Key Infrastructure. Standardization and Products. Conclusions and Outlook. Epilogue: Comparison. Outlook.
Rolf Oppliger leads eSECURITY Technologies, works for the Swiss federal administration, serves as an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Z¸rich, Switzerland, and is the Information Security and Privacy editor at Artech House. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Berne, Switzerland.