Contemporary Cryptology: The Science of Information Integrity

Contemporary Cryptology: The Science of Information Integrity

by Gustavus J. Simmons, James L. Massey
     
 

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The field of cryptography has experienced an unprecedented development in the past decade and the contributors to this book have been in the forefront of these developments. In an information-intensive society, it is essential to devise means to accomplish, with information alone, every function that it has been possible to achieve in the past with documents,

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The field of cryptography has experienced an unprecedented development in the past decade and the contributors to this book have been in the forefront of these developments. In an information-intensive society, it is essential to devise means to accomplish, with information alone, every function that it has been possible to achieve in the past with documents, personal control, and legal protocols (secrecy, signatures, witnessing, dating, certification of receipt and/or origination). This volume focuses on all these needs, covering all aspects of the science of information integrity, with an emphasis on the cryptographic elements of the subject.

In addition to being an introductory guide and survey of all the latest developments, this book provides the engineer and scientist with algorithms, protocols, and applications. Of interest to computer scientists, communications engineers, data management specialists, cryptographers, mathematicians, security specialists, network engineers.

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How to prevent cheating, or failing that, to detect cheating in information-based systems wherein the information itself has no meaningful physical existence. The subject is broad, because there are many different objectives for cheating, and it is hot because of the importance of information security in so many settings where documents and legal protocols (witnessing, dating, certification) once served. Coverage here includes the basics as well as algorithms, protocols, and applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780353527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/1999
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.37(d)

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