Classical and Contemporary Cryptology / Edition 1

Classical and Contemporary Cryptology / Edition 1

by Richard J. Spillman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131828312

ISBN-13: 9780131828315

Pub. Date: 05/26/2004

Publisher: Pearson


Some people work hard at encoding their secrets; other people work just as hard at deciphering them. Students of cryptology must learn to understand the thinking and techniques of both sides. As Dr. Spillman explores the world of cryptology, he spans introductory to advanced topics, presenting the history and methodology of spies, code breakers, code talkers,…  See more details below

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Some people work hard at encoding their secrets; other people work just as hard at deciphering them. Students of cryptology must learn to understand the thinking and techniques of both sides. As Dr. Spillman explores the world of cryptology, he spans introductory to advanced topics, presenting the history and methodology of spies, code breakers, code talkers, and present-day computer hackers and attackers. The cryptographic analysis software included with the book enables students to perform simple hands-on activities that teach them to think like a cryptographer as they learn to fend off attacks or secure software systems. Important features:

  • Coverage of both classical and contemporary cryptology allows students to learn current methods by understanding their origins in early work.
  • The included CAP software package allows students to test their skills while instructors can add interesting new challenges.
  • Stream cipher coverage lets students see how an important cipher is implemented in practice.
  • Use of block ciphers in a network introduces students to the actual use of a cipher system.
  • Charts ending each chapter illustrate how newly covered ciphers fit in and the interrelationships that exist between ciphers.
  • Optional chapter on quantum computing offers advanced study topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131828315
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/26/2004
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to cryptology1
Pt. 1Classical cryptology15
Ch. 2Classical monoalphabetic ciphers16
Ch. 3Classical polyalphabetic ciphers36
Ch. 4Classical polygraphic ciphers67
Ch. 5Classical transposition ciphers85
Pt. 2Contemporary ciphers103
Ch. 6Stream ciphers104
Ch. 7Block ciphers132
Ch. 8Public key ciphers183
Ch. 9Key management, digital signatures, hash functions, and certificates221
Pt. 3The future of cryptology267
Ch. 10Quantum cryptography268

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