Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and PractitionersCryptography is now ubiquitous – moving beyond the traditional environments, such as government communications and banking systems, we see cryptographic techniques realized in Web browsers, email programs, cell phones, manufacturing systems, embedded software, smart buildings, cars, and even medical implants. Today's designers need a comprehensive understanding of applied cryptography. After an introduction to cryptography and data security, the authors explain the main techniques in modern cryptography, with chapters addressing stream ciphers, the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and 3DES, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), block ciphers, the RSA cryptosystem, publickey cryptosystems based on the discrete logarithm problem, ellipticcurve cryptography (ECC), digital signatures, hash functions, Message Authentication Codes (MACs), and methods for key establishment, including certificates and publickey infrastructure (PKI). Throughout the book, the authors focus on communicating the essentials and keeping the mathematics to a minimum, and they move quickly from explaining the foundations to describing practical implementations, including recent topics such as lightweight ciphers for RFIDs and mobile devices, and current keylength recommendations. The authors have considerable experience teaching applied cryptography to engineering and computer science students and to professionals, and they make extensive use of examples, problems, and chapter reviews, while the book’s website offers slides, projects and links to further resources. This is a suitable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses and also for selfstudy by engineers. 
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User Review  josh314  LibraryThingThis is a very nice introduction to the subject of cryptography. The key principles and problems are laid out clearly and the mathematical requisites are introduced without much fuss. It requires some ... Read full review
After trying to put together my own slides and using adhoc material from different books and papers, I finally found a great comprehensive book to teach hardwarebased crypto. The authors, who are also top researchers in this field, did a wonderful job in writing a textbook as well!!
Contents
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Stream Ciphers  29 
The Data Encryption Standard DES and Alternatives  55 
The Advanced Encryption Standard AES  87 
More About Block Ciphers  123 
Introduction to PublicKey Cryptography  149 
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The RSA Cryptosystem  173 
Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems  239 
Digital Signatures  259 
Hash Functions  293 
Problems  315 
Problems  329 
Key Establishment  331 
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Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners Christof Paar,Jan Pelzl No preview available  2014 
Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners Christof Paar,Jan Pelzl No preview available  2011 