Fundamentals of Computer Security

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 21, 2003 - Computers - 677 pages
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This reference work looks at modern concepts of computer security. It introduces the basic mathematical background necessary to follow computer security concepts before moving on to modern developments in cryptography. The concepts are presented clearly and illustrated by numerous examples. Subjects covered include: private-key and public-key encryption, hashing, digital signatures, authentication, secret sharing, group-oriented cryptography, and many others. The section on intrusion detection and access control provide examples of security systems implemented as a part of operating system. Database and network security is also discussed. The final chapters introduce modern e- business systems based on digital cash.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Background Theory
11
PrivateKey Cryptosystems
69
PublicKey Cryptosystems
171
Pseudorandomness
219
Hashing
243
Digital Signatures
283
Authentication
307
ZeroKnowledge Proof Systems
409
Identification
433
Intrusion Detection
459
Electronic Elections and Digital Money
499
Database Protection and Security
525
Access Control
565
Network Security
591
References
631

Secret Sharing
327
GroupOriented Cryptography
353
Key Establishment Protocols
379

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Thomas Hardjono received his B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Sidney, and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Hardjono is a principal scientist in the strategic technologies group at VeriSign, Inc., Mountain View, CA.