Contemporary Cryptography, Second Edition

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Whether you're new to the field or looking to broaden your knowledge of contemporary cryptography, this newly revised edition of an Artech House classic puts all aspects of this important topic into perspective. Delivering an accurate introduction to the current state-of-the-art in modern cryptography, the book offers you an in-depth understanding of essential tools and applications to help you with your daily work. The second edition has been reorganized and expanded, providing mathematical fundamentals and ...

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Overview

Whether you're new to the field or looking to broaden your knowledge of contemporary cryptography, this newly revised edition of an Artech House classic puts all aspects of this important topic into perspective. Delivering an accurate introduction to the current state-of-the-art in modern cryptography, the book offers you an in-depth understanding of essential tools and applications to help you with your daily work. The second edition has been reorganized and expanded, providing mathematical fundamentals and important cryptography principles in the appropriate appendixes, rather than summarized at the beginning of the book. Now you find all the details you need to fully master the material in the relevant sections. This allows you to quickly delve into the practical information you need for your projects. Covering unkeyed, secret key, and public key cryptosystems, this authoritative reference gives you solid working knowledge of the latest and most critical concepts, techniques, and systems in contemporary cryptography. Additionally, the book is supported with over 720 equations, more than 60 illustrations, and numerous time-saving URLs that connect you to websites with related information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608071456
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolf Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies, works for the Swiss federal administration, and teaches at the University of Zürich. He is also the author of SSL and TLS: Theory and Practice, Security Technologies for the World Wide Web, Second Edition, Internet and Intranet Security, Second Edition and Secure Messaging with PGP and S/MIME (Artech House 2009, 2003, 2002, 2001) among other titles. Dr. Oppliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Cryptographic Systems. Unkeyed Cryptosystems - One-Way Functions. Cryptographic Hash Functions. Random Bit Generators. Secret Key Crytosystems - Symmetric Encryption Systems. Message Authentication Codes. Pseudo-Random Bit Generators. Pseudo-Random Functions. Public Key Cryptosystems - Asymmetric Encryption Systems. Digital Signature Systems. Key Establishment. Entity Authentication. Secure Multiparty Computation . Epilogue - Key Management. Conclusions. Outlook. Appendixes - Discrete Mathematics. Probability Theory. Information Theory. Complexity Theory. Abbreviations and Acronyms. Mathematical Notation. About the Author.

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