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Infosec Know IT All Trivia: Securing Web services

Test your knowledge of securing Web services with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answers. If you get them all right, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!

1.) This lightweight protocol provides a way for programs to interact with each other, even if using different operating systems and located behind a firewall.
a. CORBA
b. SOAP
c. RMI
d. DCOM
e. None of the above

2.) The purpose of this Web services standard is to register and distribute public keys used in XML-based encryption.
a. SAML
b. XML Signature
c. PKI
d. XKMS
e. None of the above

3.) What two standards is XKMS made up of?
a. PKI and XML
b. PKI and X-KRSS
c. X-KRSS and X-KISS
d. XML Signature and XML Encryption
e. None of the above

4.) This XML-based standard for authentication and authorization provides a single sign-on so that people can be authenticated once and then be able to access multiple Web services.
a. XML Signature
b. SAML
c. RMI
d. SSO
e. None of the above

5.) Because XML documents are altered during Web service transactions, it's necessary that this standard can be applied to only portions of documents.
a. XML Encryption
b. X-KISS
c. XML Signature
d. CORBA
e. None of the above






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ANSWERS:

1.) b. SOAP
For more information on securing Web services, visit our Best Web Links.

2.) d. XKMS
For more information on XKMS, visit our sister site SearchWebServices.

3.) c. X-KRSS and X-KISS
For more information on the Web services security industry, read Scheier's Security Product Roundup, Web services require new approach to security.

4.) b. SAML
Learn how Web services differ from EAI in this Information Architect, EAI vs. Web services: Different answers to the same problem.

5.) c. XLM Signature
For more information on Web service security, visit SearchWebManagement's Featured Topic.

This was first published in December 2003

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