Handbook of Applied Cryptography (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Oct 16, 1996 - Mathematics - 810 pages
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Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography.

The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional:

  • It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography
  • It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner
  • It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit
  • It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions
  • It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed
    Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.
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    User Review  - Mohammad Shaker - Goodreads

    Heavy in maths. A reference and not a book to read for the first time if you want to learn about Cryptography. Read full review

    Review: Handbook of Applied Cryptography

    User Review  - Mohammad Shaker - Goodreads

    Heavy in maths. A reference and not a book to read for the first time if you want to learn about Cryptography. Read full review

    Contents

    Overview of Cryptography
    1
    Mathematical Background
    49
    NumberTheoretic Reference Problems
    87
    PublicKey Parameters
    133
    Pseudorandom Bits and Sequences
    169
    Stream Ciphers
    191
    Block Ciphers
    223
    PublicKey Encryption
    283
    Digital Signatures
    425
    Key Establishment Protocols
    489
    Key Management Techniques
    543
    Efficient Implementation
    591
    Patents and Standards
    635
    Bibliography of Papers from Selected Cryptographic Forums
    663
    References
    703
    Index
    755

    Hash Functions and Data Integrity
    321
    Identification and Entity Authentication
    385

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    Page 4 - Cryptography is the study of mathematical techniques related to aspects of information security such as confidentiality, data integrity, entity authentication, and data origin authentication. Cryptography is not the only means of providing information security,
    Page 4 - entering into a communication should identify each other. Information delivered over a channel should be authenticated as to origin, date of origin, data content, time sent, etc. For these reasons this aspect of cryptography is usually subdivided into two major classes:
    Page 33 - is a computationally efficient function mapping binary strings of arbitrary length to binary strings of some fixed length, called hash-values.
    Page 20 - What makes them useful is the fact that the encryption transformation can change for each symbol of plaintext being encrypted. In situations where transmission errors are highly probable, stream ciphers are advantageous because they have no error propagation. They can also be used when the data must be processed one symbol at a time (eg, if the equipment has no memory or buffering of data is limited).

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