Cryptography For Dummies

Cryptography For Dummies

by Chey Cobb
     
 

  • Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security and is essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and banking
  • This invaluable introduction to the basics of encryption covers everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies to the pros and cons of different

Overview

  • Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security and is essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and banking
  • This invaluable introduction to the basics of encryption covers everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies to the pros and cons of different implementations
  • Discusses specific technologies that incorporate cryptography in their design, such as authentication methods, wireless encryption, e-commerce, and smart cards
  • Based entirely on real-world issues and situations, the material provides instructions for already available technologies that readers can put to work immediately
  • Expert author Chey Cobb is retired from the NRO, where she held a Top Secret security clearance, instructed employees of the CIA and NSA on computer security and helped develop the computer security policies used by all U.S. intelligence agencies

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption…” (PC Utilities, June 2004)

“The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them…” (MicroMart, 29th April 2004)

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If anything needs a For Dummies book, it’s cryptography. And Cryptography for Dummies does exactly what you’re hoping: It thoroughly demystifies crypto, so you can actually use it.

Chey Cobb was chief security officer for a U.S. government secret spy agency -- she knows this stuff. And she explains it in English: how it works, how to tell “strong” crypto from snake oil, how to decide what you need.

Cobb offers easy introductions to setting up public key infrastructure; encrypting email and files; authentication, secure e-commerce, VPNs, and wireless encryption. You’ll find dos and don’ts, principles of “cryptiquette” -- even some product recommendations. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764541889
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
524,781
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Chey Cobb, CISSP, author of Network Security For Dummies, was Chief Security Officer for a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) overseas location. She is a nationally recognized computer security expert.

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