Practical Cryptography / Edition 1

Practical Cryptography / Edition 1

by Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier
     
 

ISBN-10: 047122894X

ISBN-13: 9780471228943

Pub. Date: 04/04/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Security is the number one concern for businesses worldwide. The gold standard for attaining security is cryptography because it provides the most reliable tools for storing or transmitting digital information. Written by Niels Ferguson, lead cryptographer for Counterpane, Bruce Schneier's security company, and Bruce Schneier himself, this is the much anticipated…  See more details below

Overview

Security is the number one concern for businesses worldwide. The gold standard for attaining security is cryptography because it provides the most reliable tools for storing or transmitting digital information. Written by Niels Ferguson, lead cryptographer for Counterpane, Bruce Schneier's security company, and Bruce Schneier himself, this is the much anticipated follow-up book to Schneier's seminal encyclopedic reference, Applied Cryptography, Second Edition (0-471-11709-9), which has sold more than 150,000 copies.
Niels Ferguson (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a cryptographic engineer and consultant at Counterpane Internet Security. He has extensive experience in the creation and design of security algorithms, protocols, and multinational security infrastructures. Previously, Ferguson was a cryptographer for DigiCash and CWI. At CWI he developed the first generation of off-line payment protocols. He has published numerous scientific papers.
Bruce Schneier (Minneapolis, MN) is Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Counterpane Internet Security, a managed-security monitoring company. He is also the author of Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World (0-471-25311-1).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471228943
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/04/2003
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Our Design Philosophy.

2. The Context of Cryptography.

3. Introduction to Cryptography.

I Message Security.

4. Block Ciphers.

5. Block Cipher Modes.

6. Hash Functions.

7. Message Authentication Codes.

8. The Secure Channel.

9. Implementation Issues ( I )

II Key Negotiation.

10. Generating Randomness.

11. Primes.

12. Diffie-Hellman.

13. RSA.

14. Introduction to Cryptographic Protocols.

15. Key Negotiation Protocol.

16. Implementation Issues ( II ).

III Key Management.

17. The Clock.

18. Key Servers.

19. The Dream of PKI.

20. PKI Reality.

21. PKI Practicalities.

22. Storing Secrets.

IV Miscellaneous.

23. Standards.

24. Patents.

25. Involving Experts.

Acknowledgments.

Bibliography.

Index.

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