From the Back Cover
Learn how to make your .NET applications secure!
Security and cryptography, while always an essential part of the computing industry, have seen their importance increase greatly in the last several years. Microsoft's .NET Framework provides developers with a powerful new set of tools to make their applications secure. NET Security and Cryptography is a practical and comprehensive guide to implementing both the security and the cryptography features found in the .NET platform. The authors provide numerous clear and focused examples in both C# and Visual Basic .NET, as well as detailed commentary on how the code works. They cover topics in a logical sequence and context, where they are most relevant and most easily understood. All of the sample code is available online at <www.objectinnovations.com/library/books/books_dotnet.html>.
This book will allow developers to:
- Develop a solid basis in the theory of cryptography, so they can understand how the security tools in the .NET Framework function
- Learn to use symmetric algorithms, asymmetric algorithms, and digital signatures
- Master both traditional encryption programming as well as the new techniques of XML encryption and XML signatures
- Learn how these tools apply to ASP.NET and Web Services security
About the Author
Peter Thorsteinson is a systems analyst who has been programming, teaching, and developing instructional materials for software development for more than ten years. He is interested in all aspects of C++, Java, and C#, as well as ATL, COM+, .NET, and J2EE. Peter has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, and is coauthor of .NET Architecture and Programming Using Visual C++ and Application Development Using Visual Basic .NET, both published by Prentice Hall PTR.
G. Gnana Arun Ganesh is a developer, author and .NET consultant. He leads the .NET Technology Group at Web Prodigies, and is the host of the .NET Reference Guide area on InformIT. Arun is one of the authors of the course material for Object Innovations, which offers training in fundamental software technologies. He has published more than 50 articles about .NET technology on various .NET-related Web sites.