SSL and TLS: Theory and Practice

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Artech House, 2016 - Computer network protocols - 278 pages
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This completely expanded second edition of SSL and TLS: Theory and Practice provides modernized material and a comprehensive overview of the SSL/TLS and DTLS protocols, including topics such as firewall traversal and public key certificates. SSL (secure socket layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are widely deployed security protocols that are used in all kinds of web-based e-commerce and e-business applications and are part of most contemporary security systems available today. This practical book provides a complete introduction to these protocols, offering readers a solid understanding of their design. Updates to this edition include coverage of recent attacks mounted against SSL/TLS, new broad TLS extensions, and discussions on the importance of public key certificates and Internet PKI.

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Rolf Oppliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger ( and works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT) . He is also the author of Security Technologies for the World Wide Web (Artech House, 1999) , Internet and Intranet Security (Artech House, 1998), and Authentication Systems for Secure Networks (Artech House, 1996). Dr. Oppliger is the computer security series editor at Artech House.

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