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Practical Signcryption

By Alexander W. Dent , Yuliang Zheng , Moti Yung

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5408-9409-4
  • 296 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $99.00
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In today’s world, data must be sent around the world cheaply and securely, and that requires origin authentication, integrity protection, and confidentiality – the recipient of a message should be able to ascertain who sent the message, be sure that the message has not been changed en route, and be sure that the data arrives without having been read by anyone else. The second editor invented signcryption, an area of cryptography that studies systems that simultaneously provide origin authentication, integrity protection and confidentiality for data. Signcryption schemes combine the features of digital signature schemes with those of public-key encryption schemes and aim to provide security guarantees in a way that is provably correct and significantly less computationally expensive than the “encrypt-then-sign” method most commonly adopted in public-key cryptography. This is the first comprehensive book on signcryption, and brings together leading authors from the field of cryptography in a discussion of the different methods for building efficient and secure signcryption schemes, and the ways in which these schemes can be used in practical systems. Chapters deal with the theory of signcryption, methods for constructing practical signcryption schemes, and the advantages of using such schemes in practical situations. The book will be of benefit to cryptography researchers, graduate students and practitioners.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction .
  2. Part I – Security Models for Signcryption.
  3. Security for Signcryption: The Two
  4. User Model .
  5. Security for Signcryption: The Multiuser Model .
  6. Part II – Signcryption Schemes.
  7. Signcryption Schemes Based on the Diffie–Hellman Problem .
  8. Signcryption Schemes Based on Bilinear Maps .
  9. Signcryption Schemes Based on the RSA Problem.
  10. Part III – Construction Techniques.
  11. Hybrid Signcryption .
  12. Concealment and Its Applications to Authenticated Encryption .
  13. Parallel Signcryption .
  14. Part IV – Extensions of Signcryption.
  15. Identity
  16. Based Signcryption .
  17. Key Establishment Using Signcryption Techniques .
  18. Applications of Signcryption .
  19. References.
  20. Index.
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