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Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems
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  • Title: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems
  • Author(s) Gordon Fyodor Lyon
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (December 22, 2020); 2 edition (2008); eBook (1st & 2nd Edition)
  • Permission: Both 1st & 2nd Edition eBook are FREE by the Author (Scroll down to see them)
  • Hardcover: 1232 pages; 1080 pages (2nd Edition)
  • eBook: PDF Files
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119642787; 0470068523 (2nd Edition)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119642787; 978-0470068526 (2nd Edition)
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Book Description

Security engineering is about building systems to remain dependable in the face of malice, error or mischance. It requires cross-disciplinary expertise, ranging from cryptography and computer security to a knowledge of applied psychology, management and the law. Although there are good books on many of these disciplines, this book is the first to bring them together into a comprehensive guide to building complete systems.

Written for the working programmer or engineer who needs to learn the subject quickly but has no time to do a PhD in it, the book brings the subject to life with detailed descriptions of automatic teller machines, burglar alarms, copyright protection mechanisms, de-identified medical record databases, electronic warfare systems, and other critical applications. It also covers a lot of technology for which there isn't any good introductory text, such as biometrics, tamper-resistant electronics and the tricks used in phone fraud.

About the Authors
  • Ross Anderson is Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University and a pioneer of security economics.
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