Developing Trust

Online Privacy and Security

By Matt Curtin

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Internet security expert Matt Curtin's book, Developing Trust: Online Privacy and Security is an indispensable resource for system administrators and application developers, providing a means to understand, create, and maintain secure Internet systems.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-893115-72-9
  • 282 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2001
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.95
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Although the harrowing number of Internet-based attacks in recent years has elevated the importance of maintaining secure electronic networks, many developers continue to employ passive security administration strategies, addressing issues by using patches in a non-systematic fashion. This counterproductive strategy can be largely attributed to a lack of knowledge regarding the general concepts required to effectively prevent the attack and potential compromise of networked systems.

Developing Trust: Online Privacy and Security is an indispensable resource for system administrators and application developers, providing a means to understand, create, and maintain secure Internet systems. Matt Curtin's instructional approach facilitates a comprehensive understanding of online security by separating the core material into three sections:

  • Understanding Security and Privacy introduces attack models, general privacy theory and policy, online privacy concepts, and provides a synopsis of the mechanics of threats to privacy.
  • Prevention delves into secure design principles and deployment environments, closing with several case studies of major security problems uncovered by the author himself.
  • The Cure investigates the mechanics of identifying and repairing flawed security design techniques before they are incorporated into the final product. Discussion regarding the failure of "opt-out" systems to protect privacy is also included in this section.

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