Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Qty:1
  • List Price: $45.95
  • Save: $9.38 (20%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Internet Cryptography has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by thrift_books
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use . Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Internet Cryptography Paperback – August 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 078-5342924800 ISBN-10: 0201924803 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $36.57
24 New from $17.90 29 Used from $0.01 1 Collectible from $9.98
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$36.57
$17.90 $0.01
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

$36.57 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the new tech.book(store)
New! Introducing the tech.book(store), a hub for Software Developers and Architects, Networking Administrators, TPMs, and other technology professionals to find highly-rated and highly-relevant career resources. Shop books on programming and big data, or read this week's blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the tech industry. > Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (August 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201924803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201924800
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

For all the talk about the Internet's very real security weaknesses, information safety is not all that difficult to achieve. Yes, most Internet technology does a better job of making information accessible than it does of protecting privacy. Still, modern cryptographic products and techniques have made more than adequate security available to just about anyone who needs it. In Internet Cryptography, network security consultant Richard Smith explains the basics of online security. He avoids getting technical with too much cryptographic theory or the mathematics behind the magic. Instead he focuses on providing just enough information to enable information systems managers and administrators to make wise decisions. In fact, Smith pays close attention to matters of system configuration and operation, showing how even the best encryption methods can be ruined by careless operation. From there, Smith explains how today's techniques can protect information from being forged, altered, or stolen. Smith devotes most of his discussion of various cryptographic options to products that are presently on the market. Therefore, the techniques he describes are generally within the reach of most businesses and organizations. He progresses from the simplest to most complex approach, examining the strengths and weaknesses of each. As a result, readers wind up with a solid understanding of cryptographic security as well as a good feel for the level of security they require.

From the Back Cover

"This book provides an excellent overview of how encryption is used, its strengths and weaknesses, and what to look for when building or choosing real-world solutions. This is a must-have book for anyone considering the deployment of an important system relying on modern cryptography."

- Marcus J. Ranum Chief Scientist, V-ONE Corporation

Here, in one comprehensive, soup-to-nuts book, is the solution for Internet security: modern-day cryptography. Written by a security expert with a wealth of practical experience, this book covers network and Internet security in terms that are easy to understand, using proven technology, systems, and solutions. From the client workstation to the Web host to the e-mail server, every aspect of this important topic is examined and explained. The once-daunting subject of cryptography is demystified and applied to today's security challenges. Topics include:

  • Essentials of cryptography
  • Networking and Internet fundamentals
  • Encryption building blocks
  • Virtual private networks
  • Legal considerations
  • Setting realistic security objectives
  • Secured electronic mail
  • World Wide Web transaction security
  • Internet Firewalls

This book is written for people who want to move data safely across the Internet and protect corporate resources from unauthorized access. Using real-life case studies, examples, and commercially available software products, cryptography is presented as a practical solution to specific, everyday security challenges.



0201924803B04062001


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By lmintz@verio.net Larry Mintz on March 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book at will give you just what you want to know. If you want to get into the bits and Bytes then you read every page and you will be a cryptography expert. If however you just need a broad understanding of the subject then skipping the Bits and bytes will do fine. I sell VPN solutions for a living and this book was a real help.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark on October 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a solid, if a little dry and sometimes a bit out of date, high-level overview of cryptography as it is used on the Internet. There are no equations or lines of code, so if you're looking to implement anything this is the wrong book. However if you're looking to learn about IPSEC, public-key crypto, secret keys, SSL, virtual private networks and things like that this is the right book.

The familiar cryptographic couple Alice and Bob are used in many examples to illustrate four general types of attacks made by "Henry the Forger", "Peeping Tom", "Play-it-again Sam" and "Bailey the Switcher". These are used throughout the book and this really simplifies understanding of how various types of cryptography can be attacked. Another one of the strengths of this book is lots of useful pointers to other books and Internet sites to provide supplementary information.

I'm not going to give this book 5 stars because to me that's a perfect book. However I highly doubt you'll be disappointed with this book as an overview to cryptography and how it is used on the Internet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read this book as I was beginning to research the IPSEC protocol suite and its applications, and I found it to be an invaluable introduction. Anyone interested in how the encryption protocols work on the Internet, or interested in deploying virtual private networking, ought to read this book. The only caveat is that this stuff gets out of date very fast - IPSEC has already been revised since this book came out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Epstein on October 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
I've had this book for a couple years, and find myself going back to it consistently (and recommending it to others on a regular basis). It covers all of the crypto concepts & protocols in an easily readable, thorough fashion. For understanding IPsec, digital signatures, hardware crypto devices, and much more it's a great read. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that the SSL connection isn't as complete as I'd like... and for that, I'd get Eric Rescorla's "SSL and TLS".
Of the 100 or so security books on my shelf, this is one of the handful that I refer to on a regular basis.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
In a sea of charlatans and ego-bloated boasters Richard E. Smith stands as a beacon to whom all technical authors should aspire. As an author, trainer, technical editor and Microsoft security consultant I have amassed a huge library of security books. When I need a refresher on the basics or I'm prepping for YACE (Yet Another Certification Exam) or I just need the solace of an extremely well turned technical phrase, I pickup my well-thumbed copy of Internet Cryptography.
In fact that's the only error in the entire book - the title. The title should reflect the fact that it embraces the majority of fundamental concepts regarding networked computer security. Get it, read it and experience one of the best technical writers in the field! Also consider buying his book on Authentication. Hanging out with Mr. Smith is money and time well-spent.
This book is also absolutely essential to any security professional attempting certification be it CISSP, SANS, Security+, Microsoft or Cisco, et al.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again