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Books about the future of Electronic Identity

. Books about the future of Electronic Identity


Pervasive Computing
by P. Korhonen, P. Kahn, N. Shelness, Uwe Hansmann, Lothar Merk, Martin S. Nicklous, Thomas Stober

This book describes a new class of computing devices which are becoming omnipresent in everyday life. They make information access and processing easily available for everyone from anywhere at any time. Mobility, wireless connectivity, diversity, and ease-of-use are the magic keywords of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Devices include handheld computers, mobile phones, interactive television, smart cards, household appliances as well as intelligent automotive equipment. The book covers these front-end devices as well as their operating systems and the back-end infrastructure which integrate these pervasive components into a seamless IT world. A strong emphasis is placed on the underlying technologies and standards applied when building up pervasive solutions. These fundamental topics include commonly used terms such as XML, WAP, UMTS, GPRS, Bluetooth, Jini, transcoding, and cryptography, to mention just a few. Voice, Web Application Servers, Portals, Web Services, and Synchronized and Device Management are new in the second edition.



RFID Handbook : Fundamentals and Applications in Contactless Smart Cards and Identification
by Klaus Finkenzeller

Developments in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) are yielding larger memory capacities, wider reading ranges and quicker processing, making it one of fastest growing sectors of the radio technology industry. RFID has become indispensable in a wide range of automated data capture and identification applications, from ticketing and access control to industrial automation. The second edition of Finkenzeller's comprehensive handbook brings together the disparate information on this versatile technology. Features include: Essential new information on the industry standards and regulations, including ISO 14443 (contactless ticketing), ISO 15693 (smartlabel) and ISO 14223 (animal identification). Complete coverage of the physical principles behind RFID technologies such as inductive coupling, surface acoustic waves and the emerging UHF and microwave backscatter systems. A detailed description of common algorithms for anticollision. An exhaustive appendix providing listings of RFID associations, journals and standards. A sample test card layout in accordance with ISO 14443. Numerous sample applications including e-ticketing in public transport systems and animal identification. End users of RFID products, electrical engineering students and newcomers to the field will value this introduction to the functionality of RFID technology and the physical principles involved. Experienced ADC professionals will benefit from the breadth of applications examples combined within this single resource.



Communications and Multimedia Security
by David Chadwick, Bart Preneel

Communications and Multimedia Security is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the fields of Communications and Multimedia Security. This state-of-the-art volume presents the proceedings of the Eighth Annual IFIP TC-6 TC-11 Conference on Communications and Multimedia Security, September 2004, in Windermere, UK. The papers presented here represent the very latest developments in security research from leading people in the field. The papers explore a wide variety of subjects including privacy protection and trust negotiation, mobile security, applied cryptography, and security of communication protocols. Of special interest are several papers which addressed security in the Microsoft .Net architecture, and the threats that builders of web service applications need to be aware of. The papers were a result of research sponsored by Microsoft at five European University research centers. This collection will be important not only for multimedia security experts and researchers, but also for all teachers and administrators interested in communications security.






Biometric Systems : Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation
by James Wayman, Anil Jain, Davide Maltoni, Dario Maio

This book provides practitioners with an overview of the principles & methods needed to build reliable biometric systems. It covers 3 main topics: key biometric technologies, testing & management issues, & the legal and system considerations of biometric systems for personal verification/identification. It focuses on the 4 most widely used technologies - speech, fingerprint, iris & face recognition. It includes: · In-depth coverage of the technical and practical obstacles which are often neglected by application developers & system integrators & which result in shortfalls between expected and actual performance; · Detailed guidelines on biometric system evaluation; · Protocols & benchmarks which will allow developers to compare performance & track system improvements. Biometric Systems - Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation is intended as a reference book for anyone involved in the design, management or implementation of biometric systems.


Biometrics Market Trends
by Faulkner Information Services
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One of the fastest growing areas of Data Networking is security. Biometrics offer more secure means of limiting access to computers and networks. Some of the verification methods include finger scanning, palm scanning, iris and retinal scanning, signature verification, and hand and finger geometry.





Handbook of Information Security, Threats, Vulnerabilities, Prevention, Detection and Management
by Hossein Bidgoli

The Handbook of Information Security is a definitive 3-volume handbook that offers coverage of both established and cutting-edge theories and developments on information and computer security. The text contains 180 articles from over 200 leading experts, providing the benchmark resource for information security, network security, information privacy, and information warfare.





Safeguard Your Identity
by Mari J. Frank

This book will show you how to greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Although no one can promise that you won’t be victimized, because your personal information is readily available on myriad databases, the information in this book gives you the expertise to evaluate your own privacy risks and identity theft exposure so you will determine the changes you need to make in your daily life. The user friendly guide with bullet point easy to follow steps will serve as your "personal privacy audit" to establish your strategy to shield you from the epidemic of identity theft. You’ll learn: • The insidious tricks fraudsters use • How you can be targeted • How businesses and agencies expose you to risks • How businesses themselves become victimized • How our society and this information age facilitates this crime • The detailed immediate actions to take today to formidably defend yourself, your family, your workplace or your own business from the exposure to fraud. • Successful tools for guarding yourself at home, at work, on vacation, while shopping, in business situations and when using your computer and other technology. • How to take the 20 crucial steps to get your life back, if you are victimized. • Straightforward positive steps to gain peace of mind and ensure your most valuable asset, your identity! "In today's world, information is gold, and this book is about building your own Fort Knox. Just like good privacy laws, Safeguard your Identity puts consumers in control of their personal information. It's a consumer survival guide and emergency action plan that spells out easy-to-follow steps for both avoiding and recovering from ID theft. Truly essential reading." - California State Senator Jackie Speier, author of the California Financial Information Privacy Act, Sacramento CA.


Identity Theft
by John R. Vacca

A complete guide to preventing, detecting, and recovering from identity theft. Covers every facet of the problem-and every countermeasure. John Vacca covers everything you need to know to fight identity theft-and win.








Biometrics: Identity Verification in a Networked World
by Samir Nanavati, Michael Thieme, Raj Nanavati

An in-depth look at biometrics, focused on critical issues such as accuracy, privacy, technology capabilities, and cost-effective deployment No longer a science fiction solution, biometric technologies are being deployed by thousands of companies and public agencies to increase security, protect personal information, and reduce fraud. Along with this broad-scale deployment comes a wide range of critical issues, including privacy risks, secure biometric system design, and the strengths and weaknesses of leading technologies such as finger-scan, iris-scan, facial-scan, voice-scan, and signature-scan. A full understanding of the biometric technologies, applications, and markets is required for successful utilization of biometrics in today s enterprise environment. Written by leading industry authorities, this book provides you with everything you need to know about the technology, the industry, the applications, and the challenges that define biometrics today. It explains why institutions are turning to biometrics to authenticate employees, customers, and citizens in mission-critical applications. It also provides a broad conceptual understanding of the technology, explains specialized terms and concepts, and concludes with an analysis of the factors you must consider when designing, deploying, and maintaining biometric systems. Reviewing large-scale project examples, the authors: Discuss the metrics used to determine how well biometric systems operate Define how biometric deployments can be privacy-enhancing or privacy-invasive Dispel various myths and misunderstandings surrounding biometric technology Address topics such as system com-ponents, data acquisition, template generation and matching, and typical deployments for each biometric technology Wiley Tech Briefs Focused on the needs of the corporate IT and business manager, the Tech Briefs series provides in-depth information on new or emerging technologies, solutions, and vendor offerings available in the marketplace. With their accessible approach, these books will help you get quickly up-to-speed on a topic so that you can effectively compete, grow, and better serve your customers.




Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World
by Bruce Schneier

Whom can you trust? Try Bruce Schneier, whose rare gift for common sense makes his book Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World both enlightening and practical. He's worked in cryptography and electronic security for years, and has reached the depressing conclusion that even the loveliest code and toughest hardware still will yield to attackers who exploit human weaknesses in the users. The book is neatly divided into three parts, covering the turn-of-the-century landscape of systems and threats, the technologies used to protect and intercept data, and strategies for proper implementation of security systems. Moving away from blind faith in prevention, Schneier advocates swift detection and response to an attack, while maintaining firewalls and other gateways to keep out the amateurs.

Newcomers to the world of Schneier will be surprised at how funny he can be, especially given a subject commonly perceived as quiet and dull. Whether he's analyzing the security issues of the rebels and the Death Star in Star Wars or poking fun at the giant software and e-commerce companies that consistently sacrifice security for sexier features, he's one of the few tech writers who can provoke laughter consistently. While moderately pessimistic on the future of systems vulnerability, he goes on to relieve the reader's tension by comparing our electronic world to the equally insecure paper world we've endured for centuries--a little smart-card fraud doesn't seem so bad after all. Despite his unfortunate (but brief) shill for his consulting company in the book's afterword, you can trust Schneier to dish the dirt in Secrets and Lies. --Rob Lightner






Digital Identity
by Phillip Windley

The rise of network-based, automated services in the past decade has definitely changed the way businesses operate, but not always for the better. Offering services, conducting transactions and moving data on the Web opens new opportunities, but many CTOs and CIOs are more concerned with the risks. Like the rulers of medieval cities, they've adopted a siege mentality, building walls to keep the bad guys out. It makes for a secure perimeter, but hampers the flow of commerce.

Fortunately, some corporations are beginning to rethink how they provide security, so that interactions with customers, employees, partners, and suppliers will be richer and more flexible. Digital Identity explains how to go about it. This book details an important concept known as "identity management architecture" (IMA): a method to provide ample protection while giving good guys access to vital information and systems. In today's service-oriented economy, digital identity is everything. IMA is a coherent, enterprise-wide set of standards, policies, certifications and management activities that enable companies like yours to manage digital identity effectively - not just as a security check, but as a way to extend services and pinpoint the needs of customers.

Author Phil Windley likens IMA to good city planning. Cities define uses and design standards to ensure that buildings and city services are consistent and workable. Within that context, individual buildings - or system architectures - function as part of the overall plan. With Windley's experience as VP of product development for Excite@Home.com and CIO of Governor Michael Leavitt's administration in Utah, he provides a rich, real-world view of the concepts, issues, and technologies behind identity management architecture.

How does digital identity increase business opportunity? Windley's favorite example is the ATM machine. With ATMs, banks can now offer around-the-clock service, serve more customers simultaneously, and do it in a variety of new locations. This fascinating book shows CIOs, other IT professionals, product managers, and programmers how security planning can support business goals and opportunities, rather than holding them at bay.





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