The first guide to tackle security architecture at the software engineering level
Computer security has become a critical business concern, and, as such, the responsibility of all IT professionals. In this groundbreaking book, a security expert with AT&T Business's renowned Network Services organization explores system security architecture from a software engineering perspective. He explains why strong security must be a guiding principle of the development process and identifies a common set of features found in most security products, explaining how they can and should impact the development cycle. The book also offers in-depth discussions of security technologies, cryptography, database security, application and operating system security, and more.
JAY RAMACHANDRAN is a certified architect and security expert at AT&T, involved in enterprise security architecture and development. Over the past eight years, he has developed software and evaluated tools for security assurance, auditing, and management for many mission-critical network systems. He coordinated architecture reviews for operations support systems for AT&T's core network for two years, and currently teaches workshops on systems architecture and network security. Jay holds a PhD from Ohio State University.
Table of Contents
PART I: ARCHITECTURE AND SECURITY.
Chapter 1. Architecture Reviews.
Chapter 2. Security Assessments.
Chapter 3. Security Architecture Basics.
Chapter 4. Architecture Patterns in Security.
PART II: LOW-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE.
Chapter 5. Code Review.
Chapter 6. Cryptography.
Chapter 7. Trusted Code.
Chapter 8. Secure Communications.
PART III: MID-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE.
Chapter 9. Middleware Security.
Chapter 10. Web Security.
Chapter 11. Application and OS Security.
Chapter 12. Database Security.
PART IV: HIGH-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE.
Chapter 13. Security Components.
Chapter 14. Security and Other Architectural Goals.
Chapter 15. Enterprise Security Architecture.
PART V: BUSINESS CASES AND SECURITY.
Chapter 16. Building Business Cases for Security.