Bulletproof SSL and TLS (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/8
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Bulletproof SSL and TLS is a complete guide to using SSL and TLS encryption to deploy secure servers and web applications. Written by Ivan Ristić, the author of the popular SSL Labs web site, this book will teach you everything you need to know to protect your systems from eavesdropping and impersonation attacks. In this book, you'll find just the right mix of theory, protocol detail, vulnerability and weakness information, and deployment advice to get your job done: - Comprehensive coverage of the ever-changing field of SSL/TLS and Internet PKI, with updates to the digital version - For IT security professionals, help to understand the risks - For system administrators, help to deploy systems securely - For developers, help to design and implement secure web applications - Practical and concise, with added depth when details are relevant - Introduction to cryptography and the latest TLS protocol version - Discussion of weaknesses at every level, covering implementation issues, HTTP and browser problems, and protocol vulnerabilities - Coverage of the latest attacks, such as BEAST, CRIME, BREACH, Lucky 13, RC4 biases, Triple Handshake Attack, and Heartbleed - Thorough deployment advice, including advanced technologies, such as Strict Transport Security, Content Security Policy, and pinning - Guide to using OpenSSL to generate keys and certificates and to create and run a private certification authority - Guide to using OpenSSL to test servers for vulnerabilities - Practical advice for secure server configuration using Apache httpd, IIS, Java, Nginx, Microsoft Windows, and Tomcat
Ivan Ristic is a security researcher, engineer, and author, known especially for his contributions to the web application firewall field and development of ModSecurity, an open source web application firewall, and for his SSL/TLS and PKI research, tools and guides published on the SSL Labs web site. He is the author of two books, Apache Security and ModSecurity Handbook, which he publishes via Feisty Duck, his own platform for continuous writing and publishing. Ivan is an active participant in the security community and you'll often find him speaking at security conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, OWASP AppSec, and others. He's currently Director of Application Security Research at Qualys.
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As a software engineer, I read a lot of technical books. It's rare to see a book like this which combines so many different elements into a cohesive book. It could be split up into 2 books: one on the history/context of the development and vulnerabilities of SSL/TLS and another on using OpenSSL, configuring certs and servers. I'm glad it's all one book so I only need to recommend one! There aren't many books like this on the market on any topic. It's rare to see someone cover the basics of the theory, summary of attacks and mitigations, and trade-offs with deploying in the real world.
The book's binding and paper is great as well. If you properly break in the book, it will lie flat all the way from page 30 onward. I didn't have any problems reading it on a bed. I read this cover to cover in part of a weekend. It was a quick, fun and informative read. After reading this, you should be ready to dive into the RFCs.
My criticism is light. I don't think the wikipedia references have much value. Everyone knows you can search for things. I think using the URL shortener links are annoying. What happens when your server goes down? And I wish there was a quick reference appendix at the end which summarizes recommended future reading. There were some book recommendations throughout the book and a summary of important RFCs. It would be nice to have that all in one place.
This book has something to offer for everyone. It goes into the matters of how SSL and TLS work, and how to properly configure it on modern web servers. The companion ebook is also very useful. The ebook was updated in a matter of days as new relevant information became available.