Synopses & Reviews
Covering classical cryptography, modern cryptography, and steganography, this volume details how data can be kept secure and private. Each topic is presented and explained by describing various methods, techniques, and algorithms. Moreover, there are numerous helpful examples to reinforce the reader's understanding and expertise with these techniques and methodologies. Features & Benefits: * Incorporates both data encryption and data hiding * Supplies a wealth of exercises and solutions to help readers readily understand the material * Presents information in an accessible, nonmathematical style * Concentrates on specific methodologies that readers can choose from and pursue, for their data-security needs and goals * Describes new topics, such as the advanced encryption standard (Rijndael), quantum cryptography, and elliptic-curve cryptography. The book, with its accessible style, is an essential companion for all security practitioners and professionals who need to understand and effectively use both information hiding and encryption to protect digital data and communications. It is also suitable for self-study in the areas of programming, software engineering, and security.
From the reviews: "If you are interested in crypto but lack the advanced math skills, this book will be very helpful. There are full discussions of the history of encryption going back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece through the early modern science period to modern days....It is one of the better presentations of cryptography because of the scholarship that went into producing it." --IEEE Cipher "This integrated volume focuses on keeping data secure and private and covers classical cryptography, modern cryptography, and steganography. ... there are numerous examples to reinforce the reader's understanding and expertise with these techniques and methodologies. ... an excellent 9-page Cryptography Timeline, 12-page Glossary, 12-page Bibliography and an Index. Salomon has written an excellent volume that can serve as a textbook or a worthwhile addition to your personal library." (Cryptologia, Vol. 28 (4), 2004)
Table of Contents
PART I: Data Encryption: Monoalphabetic substitution cyphers * Transposition cyphers * Polyalphabetic substitution cyphers * Random numbers * The Enigma * Stream ciphers * Block ciphers * Public-Key Cryptography * Quantum cryptography PART: Data Hiding: * Data hiding in text * Data hiding in images * Other methods Appendixes: convolution * hashing * cyclic redundancy codes * Galois fields * Glossary * Index