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Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications


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Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones, payment cards, and wireless local area networks. Focusing on the fundamental principles that ground modern cryptography as they arise in modern applications, it avoids both an over-reliance on transient current technologies and over-whelming theoretical research.

Everyday Cryptography is a self-contained and widely accessible introductory text. Almost no prior knowledge of mathematics is required since the book deliberately avoids the details of the mathematical techniques underpinning cryptographic mechanisms, though a short appendix is included for those looking for a deeper appreciation of some of the concepts involved. By the end of this book, the reader will not only be able to understand the practical issues concerned with the deployment of cryptographic mechanisms, including the management of cryptographic keys, but will also be able to interpret future developments in this fascinating and increasingly important area of technology.

About the Author

Prof. Keith Martin is Director of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. An active member of the cryptographic research community, hem also has considerable experience in teaching cryptography to non-mathematical students, including industrial courses and young audiences. Since 2004 he has led the introductory cryptography module on Royal Holloway's pioneering MSc Information Security.

Table of Contents

1. Preface

2. Basic Principles

3. Historical Cryptosystems

4. Theoretical versus Practical Security

5. Symmetric Encryption

6. Public-Key Encryption

7. Data Integrity

8. Digital Signature Schemes

9. Entity Authentication

10. Cryptographic Protocols

11. Key Management

12. Public-Key Management

13. Cryptographic Associations

14. Closing Remarks

Mathematics Appendix

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Martin, Keith M.
Oxford University Press, USA
General Mathematics
Mathematics - General
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6 x 9.1 x 1.2 in 1.788 lb

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Computers and Internet » Networking » Security » Cryptography
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