Is there a good place to find out the status of being able to encrypt Internet e-mail? It sounds like x.509 certificates are the way to go, until we spoke with our analysts, META, and they said X.509 is still not ready for prime time.
Here are a couple books you can refer to:
Marshall Rose and David Strom, Internet Messaging, Prentice Hall, 1998, ISBN 0139786104.
Bruce Schneier, E-Mail Security: How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private, John Wiley & Sons, 1995. ISBN 047105318XAnd here are some columns I've written on the subject:
For more information on this topic, visit these other searchSecurity resources:
Online Event Archive: E-mail security with Fred Avolio
Tech Tip: E-mail security issues
Best Web Links: Encryption
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