Quick Look: PKI: Implementing and Managing E-Security

A "must have" book for any one interested in learning about PKI or the Information Security professional serious about securing transactions on the Internet.

Many organizations shun from considering PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) as the technology of choice for securing information in transit because either they do not understand it or they are scared of the cost of ownership. The authors-respected authorities in the field of information security-dispel this myth in this excellent book written with relaxed non-technical jargon-free style. The book is so highly readable that it is hard to put down. Though each author has contributed chapters to the book, the chapters blend seamlessly.

Pro: Authoritative and excellent coverage of PKI technology planning and deployment
Con: Pre-chapter definition of key terms and end-of-chapter review questions would have been nice
Verdict: A "must have" book for any one interested in learning about PKI or the Information Security professional serious about securing transactions on the Internet.

It's written for a wide range of audiences, from the novice to the security professional. This lets readers safely mix-and-match chapters to suit their previous knowledge (if any) of PKI and cryptography. The first four chapters lay the foundation for the rest of the book, and then the last seven chapters provide a road map for planning, designing, procuring, and implementing PKI in an enterprise. If only it featured review questions this would be a great PKI textbook.

About the Author

Dr. Seyoum "Zeg" Zegiorgis, CISSP, MCSE, MCT, CCNA, CCAI, has more than ten years of experience teaching and working in the IT field. In addition to Infosec market research, consulting and speaking, he does IT technical reviewing for publications including the ACM's Computing Review. Dr. Zeg lives in Bloomington, Illinois.

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