Cryptography for Developers

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Overview

The only guide for software developers who must learn and implement cryptography safely and cost effectively.

The book begins with a chapter that introduces the subject of cryptography to the reader. The second chapter discusses how to implement large integer arithmetic as required by RSA and ECC public key algorithms The subsequent chapters discuss the implementation of symmetric ciphers, one-way hashes, message authentication codes, combined authentication and encryption modes, public key cryptography and finally portable coding practices. Each chapter includes in-depth discussion on memory/size/speed performance trade-offs as well as what cryptographic problems are solved with the specific topics at hand.

• The author is the developer of the industry standard cryptographic suite of tools called LibTom
• A regular expert speaker at industry conferences and events on this development
• The book has a companion Web site with over 300-pages of text on implementing multiple precision arithmetic

The most difficult and costly part of implementing a cryptographic system is knowing how to efficiently implement cryptography to solve a specific problem. This book's companion Web site offers a 300-page text on implementing multiple precision arithmetic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597491044
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom St Denis is the author of the industry standard LibTom series of projects. Tom is a senior software developer and cryptographer for the Advanced Micro Devices Corporation. He has been engaged in various international development contracts and speaking engagements since 2004. He is at work on his next book, Cryptography for Developers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; ASN.1 Encodings; Random Numbers; Large Integer Arithmetic; Symmetric Key Ciphers; One-Way Hashes; Message Authentication Codes; Encrypted Authentication Modes; Public-Key Cryptography

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