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When I was younger, I found out the hard way that I was allergic to certain medications - I got three shots and went into shock. It left me deeply afraid of needles. To this day, doctors need to give me something to bite on when they give me a shot. Dentists, well, let's just say they ...
Security is not a new concern for companies that want to protect key information and systems from unauthorized access. Protection from such attacks has traditionally been achieved by placing those systems in a tightly controlled intranet accessed through a hardware firewall, possibly o...
They carefully planned for days for the worst possible attack. Once their presence was detected, the enemy's agents, who were stealthy and highly intelligent, would surely be drawn to their defensive walls. It would only be a matter of time before the ongoing and relentless probing wou...
Recently there have been a number of exciting developments in the area of Web services security standards (SAML, WS-Security, XACML, etc.). However, unless you are a security expert and closely involved in these standards, it is difficult to sort through the alphabet soup and understan...
It's well known that Web services need security. It's also a truism that lack of security is the barrier to the adoption of Web services. Let's dig a little deeper: What is it about Web services that provoke the security concerns? What is being done to answer the challenge? By answerin...
This is the first in a series of articles that will explore the realm of Web services, the challenges that lie ahead, and advancements that enable extending Web services to the real world. Applications for real-world scenarios have significant dependencies on development time and ROI a...
Remember the old days when we only installed applications that were purchased from the local computer store? Actually, this was the only way to get the application media. Also, because we had mass-produced disks or tapes this provided an additional sense of security.
This article focuses on the value of Web services security. It is important to understand what Web services are and their challenges, particularly related to security. Traditionally, companies have relied on conventional, transport-level security but this approach has its limitations. ...
In survey after survey, security is the most frequently cited barrier to developing distributed applications using Web services technology. In some cases, the findings indicate that the overall level of security concerns among information technology professionals appears to be increasi...