Modern Cryptography: Applied Mathematics for Encryption and Information Security

Modern Cryptography: Applied Mathematics for Encryption and Information Security

by Chuck Easttom

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A Practical Guide to Cryptography Principles and Security Practices

Employ cryptography in real-world security situations using the hands-on information contained in this book. InfoSec expert Chuck Easttom lays out essential math skills and fully explains how to implement cryptographic algorithms in today’s data protection landscape. Find out how to use ciphers and hashes, generate random keys, handle VPN and WiFi security, and encrypt VoIP, Email, and Web communications. Modern Cryptography: Applied Mathematics for Encryption and Information Security covers cryptanalysis, steganography, and cryptographic backdoors.

  • Learn the necessary number theory, discrete math, and algebra
  • Employ symmetric ciphers, including Feistel and substitution-permutation ciphers
  • Understand asymmetric cryptography algorithms
  • Design s-boxes that maximize output non-linearity
  • Deploy cryptographic hashes
  • Create cryptographic keys using pseudo random number generators
  • Encrypt Web traffic using SSL/TLS
  • Secure VPN, WiFi, and SSH communications
  • Work with cryptanalysis and steganography
  • Explore government, military, and intelligence agency applications

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259588082
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2015
Edition description: List
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 624,089
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chuck Easttom has taught cryptography for federal agencies and friendly foreign governments and has worked on cryptography projects for Department of Defense contractors. He is the author of many security-focused books, including CCFP Certified Cyber Forensics Professional All-in-One Exam Guide.

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations
Chapter 1: History of Cryptography to the 1800's
Chapter 2: History of Cryptography from the 1800's
Chapter 3: Basic Information Theory
Chapter 4: Essential Number Theory and Discrete Math
Chapter 5: Essential Algebra

Section II: Symmetric Ciphers and Hashes
Chapter 6: Feistel Networks
Chapter 7: Substitution-Permutation Networks
Chapter 8: S-Box Design
Chapter 9: Cryptographic Hashes

Section III: Asymmetric Ciphers
Chapter 10: Common Algorithms
Chapter 11: ECC

Section IV: Applications
Chapter 12: Random Number Generators
Chapter 13: SSL/TLS
Chapter 14: VPNs
Chapter 15: Military Applications
Chapter 16: Steganography
Chapter 17: Cryptanalysis
Chapter 18: Cryptographic Backdoors
Chapter 19: The Future of Cryptography

Section V: Appendices
Appendix A: Implementing Cryptography

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