Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security

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Henk C.A. van Tilborg
Springer US, Aug 10, 2005 - Computers - 684 pages
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This comprehensive encyclopedia provides easy access to information on all aspects of cryptography and security. With an A–Z format of over 460 entries, 100+ international experts provide an accessible reference for those seeking entry into any aspect of the broad fields of cryptography and information security. Most entries in this preeminent work include useful literature references, providing more than 2500 references in total.

Topics for the encyclopedia were selected by a distinguished advisory board consisting of 18 of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners. Main subject areas include:

Authentication and identification

Block ciphers and stream ciphers

Computational issues

Copy protection

Cryptanalysis and security

Cryptographic protocols

Electronic payment and digital certificates

Elliptic curve cryptography

Factorization algorithms and primality tests

Hash functions and MACs

Historical systems

Identity-based cryptography

Implementation aspects for smart cards and standards

Key management

Multiparty computations like voting schemes

Public key cryptography

Quantum cryptography

Secret sharing schemes


Web security

The style of the entries in the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security is expository and tutorial rather than detailed and technical, making the book a practical resource for information security experts as well as professionals in other fields who need to access this vital information but who may not have time to work their way through an entire text on their topic of interest.

The underlying concepts in information security can be difficult to understand and may even be counter-intuitive. The Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security will become the premier reference work on this complex subject.

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Advisory Board Members

Carlisle Adams, Entrust, Inc.

Friedrich Bauer, Technische Universität München

Gerrit Bleumer, Francotyp-Postalia

Dan Boneh, Stanford University

Pascale Charpin, INRIA-Rocquencourt

Claude Crepeau, McGill University

Yvo Desmedt, University of London

Grigory Kabatiansky, Institute for Information Transmission Problems

Burt Kaliski, RSA Security

Peter Landrock, University of Aarhus

Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University

Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo

David Naccache, Gemplus

Christof Paar, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Université Catholique de Louvain

Kazue Sako, NEC Corporation

Berry Schoenmakers, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven