Information Assurance

Dependability and Security in Networked Systems


  • Yi Qian, Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • David Tipper, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
  • Prashant Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.
  • James Joshi, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

In today’s fast paced, infocentric environment, professionals increasingly rely on networked information technology to do business. Unfortunately, with the advent of such technology came new and complex problems that continue to threaten the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of our electronic information. It is therefore absolutely imperative to take measures to protect and defend information systems by ensuring their security and non-repudiation. Information Assurance skillfully addresses this issue by detailing the sufficient capacity networked systems need to operate while under attack, and itemizing failsafe design features such as alarms, restoration protocols, and management configurations to detect problems and automatically diagnose and respond. Moreover, this volume is unique in providing comprehensive coverage of both state-of-the-art survivability and security techniques, and the manner in which these two components interact to build robust Information Assurance (IA).
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Researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, government employees, and graduate students working or studying in the area of information security technology.


Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373566-9

Table of Contents

PART I: SECURITY TECHNIQUES-- Security Services for Networks and Systems; Prevention and Protection I: Cryptographic Techniques; Prevention and Protection II: Cryptographic Protocols; Prevention and Protection III: Perimeter and System Security; Detection, Response and Assessment; PART II: SURVIVABILITY TECHNIQUES-- Availability and Survivability; Network Survivability; Survivability and Network Management; End System and Application Survivability; PART III: INTERACTION BETWEEN SECURITY AND SURVIVABILITY-- Models and Techniques for Secure and Survivable Systems; Design and Architectural Issues for Secure and Survivable Systems; Security and Survivability of Emerging Systems;