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Very Short Introductions #68: Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

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Publisher Comments:

This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection — subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods.

Synopsis:

A clear and informative introduction to the science of codebreaking, explaining what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned.

About the Author

Fred Piper has been a Professor of Mathematics at the University of London since 1975 and has worked in security since 1979. In 1985 he formed a company, Codes and Ciphers Ltd., which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security.He has lectured worldwide on a wide range of topics in information security, both academically and comercially.

Sean Murphy is currently a Reader in the Information Security Group. His research interests centre on cryptology, especially encryption algorithms. He published some of the early papers on differential cryptanalysis, and has written papers on a variety of cryptographic algorithms such as DES, FEAL, IDEA, SAFER and Twofish.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803153
Author:
Piper, Fred
Author:
Murphy, Sean
Author:
Piper, F. C.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Security - Cryptography
Subject:
General-General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
168
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones and line illus
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.02x4.52x.36 in. .31 lbs.

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