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New Security Patterns book by Ed Fernandez: Foreword

The new book on Security Patterns is prepared for print. I’m happy that Ed chose me as shepherd for the book. I’ve just finished the Foreword: “Security is simple. We use a little bit of cryptography, add some firewalls and … Continue reading

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Security Patterns: Integrating Security and Systems Engineering

Most security books are targeted at security engineers and specialists. Few show how to build security into software. None breakdown the different concerns facing security at different levels of the system: the enterprise, architectural and operational layers. Security Patterns addresses … Continue reading

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Best Practices and Strategies for J2EE, Web Services, and Identity Management

A group at SUN (Chris Steel, Ramesh Nagappan, Ray Lai – boys, we miss SUN Microsystems!) offers a set of architectural security patterns for J2EE-based applications, Web services and identity management. They have an outline of their patterns available. See … Continue reading

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Security Engineering with Patterns

Synopsis: For quite some time, in systems and software design, security only came as a second thought or even as a nice-to-have add-on. However, since the breakthrough of the Internet as a virtual backbone for electronic commerce and similar applications, … Continue reading

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