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Understanding Cryptography

A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

By Christof Paar , Jan Pelzl , Bart Preneel

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After an introduction to cryptography and data security, the authors of this book explain the main techniques in modern cryptography. The book is uniquely designed for students of engineering and applied computer science, and engineering practitioners.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6420-4100-6
  • 392 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 27, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $49.95
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Cryptography is now ubiquitous – moving beyond the traditional environments, such as government communications and banking systems, we see cryptographic techniques realized in Web browsers, e-mail 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, public-key cryptosystems based on the discrete logarithm problem, elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC), digital signatures, hash functions, Message Authentication Codes (MACs), and methods for key establishment, including certificates and public-key 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 key-length 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 self-study by engineers.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Cryptography and Data Security.
  2. Stream Ciphers.
  3. The Data Encryption Standard (DES) and Alternatives.
  4. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
  5. More About Block Ciphers.
  6. Introduction to Public
  7. Key Cryptography.
  8. The RSA Cryptosystem.
  9. Public
  10. Key Cryptosystems Based on the Discrete Logarithm Problem.
  11. Elliptic
  12. Curve Cryptosystems.
  13. Digital Signatures.
  14. Hash Functions.
  15. Message Authentication Codes (MACs).
  16. Key Establishment.
  17. References.
  18. Index.
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