Handbook of Information Security|
Hossein Bidgoli, Editor
Complete Set (all three volumes)
ISBN: 0-471-64833-7; Price: US$ 900.00 (US$ 750.00 till January 31, 2006)
Volume I: Key Concepts, Infrastructure, Standards, and Protocols
ISBN: 0-471-64830-2; Price: US$ 300.00 (US$ 250.00 till January 31, 2006)
Volume II: Information Warfare, Social, Legal, and International Issues and Security Foundations
ISBN: 0-471-64831-0; Price: US$ 300.00 (US$ 250.00 till January 31, 2006)
Volume III: Threats, Vulnerabilities, Prevention, Detection, and Management
ISBN: 0-471-64832-9; Price: US$ 300.00 (US$ 250.00 till January 31, 2006)
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Chapter 56 Internet E-Mail Architecture (Volume I)
Electronic mail was the first “killer app” on the Internet. Since the advent of the first
Internet electronic mail in 1972, the networked world has dramatically changed, yet the
philosophies and protocols used for transferring electronic mail have proven highly resilient,
albeit with a high potential for abuse.
Internet electronic mail, presently defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force’s RFCs
(Requests for Comment) 2821 and 2822, may be the most familiar but is far from the only
thread in the tapestry of electronic mail development. Electronic mail evolved from simple,
noncomputerized origins. Computer-based messaging systems, originally implemented
for the limited goal of transmitting simple text messages within isolated systems, have
increased in scale and scope to become an interconnected network that includes
innumerable heterogeneous systems spanning the globe. In terms of content, the
messages have expanded from simple text memos to multimegabyte messages containing
all types of data, including executable files, patches, and multimedia. Techniques have also
been developed utilizing encryption to ensure the authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality of messages.
Today’s leading challenges to Internet electronic mail security come from privacy, integrity,
and misuse concerns, particularly the mass transmission of unsolicited commercial
messages, which often use forged headers. The standard baseline Internet electronic
mail architecture does not address security issues, yet does not exclude security
precautions both en route and at terminal points.
Chapter 128 OpenVMS Security (Volume II)
Hewlett-Packard’s OpenVMS is the best choice of operating systems for
reliability, security, scalability, and clustering technology.
Now known as
OpenVMS, VAX/VMS was originally released as the operating system for Digital
Equipment Corporation’s VAX-11/780 computer system. OpenVMS is a highly
functional, world-class system with a more than 25-year history. It evolved
from a 32-bit system on purpose-designed hardware to the 64-bit proprietary
Alpha RISC processor and then to the 64-bit Intel Itanium. Presently, OpenVMS
supports all three processors.
OpenVMS defined the term “clustering”
in 1983 and is still regarded as the gold standard in cluster technology.
Industry research firms regularly cite OpenVMS as a leader in uptime, security,
and, as a result, low total cost of ownership (TCO).
OpenVMS provides a rich
development and management environment, allowing configurations ranging from
highly secure data center scale systems to individual workstations with less
demanding security requirements.