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    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
It's a honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACN. I'll work together with the editors and reviewers to help the journal progress
JACN 2014 Vol.2(1): 76-84 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/JACN.2014.V2.86

Design of Application Layer Services for Security Automation via a Web Service Approach

Kai-Cheong Hee and Chiung Ching Ho
Abstract—N-tier application design has become very common in the IT industry. Each individual layer, such as the application and data layer has its own main functionality. This design is very helpful in securing the application from unauthorized access and in protecting it from attacks to the data layer. The data layer is the core of a company's business, as all the important information of the company will be stored in the data layer and normally will be located in a secured offline server with limited local network access. The application layer acts as the medium to exchange data between the client layer and the data layer over a network. As such, the application layer has been increasingly targeted for intrusion and attacks. This paper will introduce a method to minimize the security risks in the n-tier application design. The method introduced in this paper will mainly focus on how to secure the application layer from various attacks such as Denial of Services (DoS) attack and spoofing attacks. This is achieved through data protection such as random encryption key generation, data encryption etc. and so forth at both the client application and the application layer. 

Index Terms—Automation, security, web services, encrypted security token.

The authors are with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: ccho@mmu.edu.my , alwayshee@gmail.com).


Cite:Kai-Cheong Hee and Chiung Ching Ho, "Design of Application Layer Services for Security Automation via a Web Service Approach," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 76-84, 2014.

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