Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing

1st Edition

By Yang Xiao

Auerbach Publications

440 pages | 107 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2007-04-17
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Despite recent dramatic advances in computer security regarding the proliferation of services and applications, security threats are still major impediments in the deployment of these services. Paying serious attention to these issues, Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing focuses on the increasing demand to guarantee privacy, integrity, and availability of resources in networks and distributed systems.

A rich and useful presentation of strategies for security issues, the book covers each computing area in separate sections. It first reviews security issues and challenges in content distribution networks, describes key agreement protocols based on the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and key management protocols for complex distributed systems like the Internet, and discusses securing design patterns for distributed systems. The next section focuses on security in mobile computing and wireless networks, covering wireless authentication methods, secure data aggregation, and anonymous routing protocol. After a section on grid computing security, the book presents an overview of security solutions for pervasive healthcare systems and surveys wireless sensor network security.

With more and more vital information stored on computers, security professionals need to know how to combat threats and complications. Offering strategies to tackle these issues, this book provides essential security information for researchers, practitioners, educators, and graduate students in the field.

Table of Contents


Security for Content Distribution Networks-Concepts,

Systems and Research Issues

Elisa Bertino and Yunhua Koglin

Key Management and Agreement in Distributed Systems

Venkata C. Giruka, Saikat Chakrabarti, and Mukesh Singhal

Securing Design Patterns for Distributed Systems

Eduardo B. Fernandez and Maria M. Larrondo-Petrie


Pragmatic Security for ConstrainedWireless Networks

Phillip G. Bradford, Benjamin M. Grizzell, Graylin T. Jay, and Janet Truitt Jenkins

Authentication in Wireless Networks

Saikat Chakrabarti, Venkata C. Giruka, and Mukesh Singhal

Intrusion Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks

Fereshteh Amini, Vojislav B. Mišic, and Jelena Mišic

False Data Detection and Secure Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks

Hasan Çam and Suat Ozdemir

Privacy and Anonymity in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Xiaoyan Hong and Jiejun Kong

Security Issues in the IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth Wireless Personal Area Networks

Yang Xiao, Daniel Kay, Yan Zhang, Tianji Li, and Ji Jun


State-of-the-Art Security in Grid Computing

Giorgos Kostopoulos, Nicolas Sklavos, and Odysseas Koufopavlou

Unifying Grid and Organizational Security Mechanisms

David W. Chadwick

Grid Security Architecture: Requirements, Fundamentals, Standards and Models

Jose L. Vivas, Javier Lopez, and Jose A. Montenegro

A Trust-Based Access Control Management Framework for a Secure Grid Environment

James B.D. Joshi, Siqing Du, and Saubhagya R. Joshi

Distributed Computing Grids-Safety and Security

Mark Stephens, V.S. Sukumaran Nair, and Jacob A. Abraham


Security Solutions for Pervasive Healthcare

Krishna Venkatasubramanian and Sandeep K.S. Gupta

Wireless Sensor Network Security: A Survey

John Paul Walters, Zhengqiang Liang, Weisong Shi, and Vipin Chaudhary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications