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Digital Signatures

Authors: Katz, Jonathan

  • Contains full descriptions and formal proofs of almost all known provably-secure signature schemes
  • Includes details on state-of-the-art signature schemes used extensively in practice
  • Explains many of the underlying methodologies for constructing secure signature schemes
  • Appropriate for practitioners and students; will serve well as a reference or as a text for self-study
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About this book

Digital Signatures is the first comprehensive account of the theoretical principles and techniques used in the design of provably secure signature schemes. In addition to providing the reader with a better understanding of the security guarantees provided by digital signatures, the book also contains full descriptions and detailed proofs for essentially all known secure signature schemes in the cryptographic literature. A valuable reference for students, professors, and researchers, Digital Signature Schemes can be used for self-study, as a supplement to a course on theoretical cryptography, or as a textbook in a graduate-level seminar.

About the authors

Jonathan Katz is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. Active in the cryptography research community, he has held visiting positions at UCLA, \'{E}cole Normale Sup\'{e}rieure, and IBM. He has given several introductory lectures on cryptography to general audiences in both industry and government, and is an author of the textbook "Introduction to Modern Cryptography".

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book talks about the constructions of digital signatures and drives it home. Each chapter is rigorous and complete in its own right, yet there is a level of simplicity and elegance maintained throughout the book that makes it very readable. … The book is essentially a ‘Greatest Hits Collection’ of Digital Signatures, and I would highly recommend it to graduate students and early stage researchers interested in cryptography and Digital Signatures, who have taken a first course in cryptography.” (Subhayan Roy Moulick, SIGACT News, Vol. 46 (1), 2015)

“This book is a basic and fundamental reference for studying and understanding digital signature schemes and all aspects related to their security. This very interesting book has been written mainly for graduate students, but it should also prove useful for researchers and lecturers. … Each chapter ends with a valuable section suggesting further reading on topics dealt with in that chapter.” (Luis Hernández Encinas, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 i)

“This book contains a sound treatment of digital signature schemes. The intended audience is in first place ‘…a beginning graduate student who is potentially interested in doing research in the field of cryptography.’ The book does not only provide a survey of most of the current signature schemes but demonstrate clear statements about the achievable security in the sense of provable security. This makes it valuable also for the advanced researcher.” (Ulrich Tipp, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1202, 2011)

“Katz gives a base-level treatise on the subject of digital signatures by providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the security guarantees, with descriptions and details of well-known secure signature schemes in the cryptographic literature. … The target audience is graduate students and research scholars of advanced cryptography. … A very useful and noteworthy feature of the book is that, at the end of each chapter, the author gives commentary on the relevant and referred literature survey he did for that chapter.” (C. S. Arora, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2011)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Digital Signatures: Background and Definitions

    Katz, Jonathan

    Pages 3-33

  • Cryptographic Hardness Assumptions

    Katz, Jonathan

    Pages 35-66

  • Constructions Based on General Assumptions

    Katz, Jonathan

    Pages 69-85

  • Signature Schemes Based on the (Strong) RSA Assumption

    Katz, Jonathan

    Pages 87-119

  • Constructions Based on Bilinear Maps

    Katz, Jonathan

    Pages 121-131

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-27712-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-27711-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9881-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Signatures
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-27712-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-27712-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-27711-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9881-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 192
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