Cryptography InfoSec Pro Guide [NOOK Book]

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional

This complete, practical resource for security and IT professionals presents the underpinnings of cryptography and features examples of how security is improved industry-wide by encryption techniques. Cryptography: InfoSec Pro Guide provides you with an actionable, rock-solid foundation in encryption and will demystify even a few of the more challenging ...

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Cryptography InfoSec Pro Guide

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Overview

Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional

This complete, practical resource for security and IT professionals presents the underpinnings of cryptography and features examples of how security is improved industry-wide by encryption techniques. Cryptography: InfoSec Pro Guide provides you with an actionable, rock-solid foundation in encryption and will demystify even a few of the more challenging concepts in the field. From high-level topics such as ciphers, algorithms and key exchange, to practical applications such as digital signatures and certificates, the book delivers working tools to data storage architects, security mangers, and others security practitioners who need to possess a thorough understanding of cryptography.



True to the hallmarks of all InfoSec Pro Guides, the book imparts the hard-learned lessons and experiences of knowledgeable professionals in security, providing know-how that otherwise takes years to learn. You’re led through the Why and How of cryptography, the history of the science, the components of cryptography and how it is applied to various areas in the field of security.



  • Challenging crypto puzzles in every chapter

  • Ready-to-implement cryptographic techniques explained

  • Lingo—Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the job

  • IMHO—Frank and relevant opinions based on the author’s years of industry experience

  • Budget Note—Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization’s budget

  • In Actual Practice—Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts

  • Your Plan—Customizable checklists you can use on the job now

  • Into Action—Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071794268
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Sean Philip-Oriyano, CISSP, CNDA, CEH, CHFI, CEI, SCNP, MCT, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, is a 20-year veteran of the information technology field. He has created and delivered innovative training solutions for clients that include the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army, and was hosted as a trainer at both the US Air Force Academy and Naval War College. Sean is also an experienced content developer, including textbooks, e-learning courses, test prep materials, study guides, video content, and has published on topics that include hacking and incident handling, client-side attacks, Steganography, and web application security for clients that include IBM, Amazon.com, Autodesk, Microsoft, J&B Learning, and Syngress.

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Table of Contents

1 The Language of Cryptography
2 History of Cryptography
3 Components of Cryptography
4 Ciphers
5 Algorithms
6 Hashing and Message Digests
7 Cryptanalysis and Code Breaking
8 Public Key Infastructure
9 Steganography
10 Applied Cryptography
11 Quantum Cryptography
12 Where Cryptography is Going
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