Electronic Postage Systems

Technology, Security, Economics

By Gerrit Bleumer

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This book is the first comprehensive overview of contemporary systems for secure electronic/digital postage. It introduces a taxonomy of electronic postage systems and explains their security risks and countermeasures. The world’s industrial-scale electronic postage systems are sorted out with respect to this taxonomy.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-3872-9313-4
  • 276 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 25, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $159.00
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As postal liberalization gains momentum, traditional postage meter markets are being transformed into digital meter markets for enterprise mailers. Modern technologies such as cryptography, digital signatures, hardware security devices, the Internet, 2D bar codes, and high-speed scanning equipment have come together to establish different flavors of electronic postage, addressing the needs of postal operators, private carriers and mailers. Electronic Postage Systems: Technology, Security, Economics introduces a taxonomy of electronic postage systems and explains their security risks and countermeasures. The underlying cryptographic mechanisms are introduced and explained, and the industrial-scale electronic postage systems existing worldwide, are sorted out with respect to this taxonomy. The author also discusses privacy and anonymous mail, the state of standardization of electronic postage, and the process of security evaluation and testing of electronic postage systems.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. Introduction.
  3. Electronic Postage Systems.
  4. General Architecture of E
  5. Postage Systems.
  6. Cryptography Primer.
  7. General Security Architecture.
  8. Industrial Offline E
  9. Postage Systems.
  10. Industrial Online E
  11. Postage Systems.
  12. Security Risks in E
  13. Postage Systems.
  14. Privacy in E
  15. Postage Systems.
  16. Evaluation, Assurance and Postal Approval.
  17. Outlook.
  18. Appendix A. Index.
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