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Java Card™ Technology for Smart Cards by Zhiqun Chen

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Chapter 11. Java Card Platform Security

Secure processing is the fundamental reason for using smart cards. So security considerations are paramount for smart card developers. This chapter centers on security in the Java Card platform. It is organized in three sections. Section 11.1 describes the security features in the Java Card platform. Section 11.2 discusses how these security features are enforced through a variety of mechanisms. Section 11.3 highlights the security considerations in designing and implementing Java Card applets.

This chapter is not intended to be a security specification. Rather, it aims at helping you to understand the overall security capabilities of the Java Card platform. It also serves as a summary chapter of the topics ...

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