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Cryptography and Secure Communication

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107014275
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  • Today's pervasive computing and communications networks have created an intense need for secure and reliable cryptographic systems. Bringing together a fascinating mixture of topics in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and informatics, this book presents the timeless mathematical theory underpinning cryptosystems both old and new. Major branches of classical and modern cryptography are discussed in detail, from basic block and stream cyphers through to systems based on elliptic and hyperelliptic curves, accompanied by concise summaries of the necessary mathematical background. Practical aspects such as implementation, authentication and protocol-sharing are also covered, as are the possible pitfalls surrounding various cryptographic methods. Written specifically with engineers in mind, and providing a solid grounding in the relevant algorithms, protocols and techniques, this insightful introduction to the foundations of modern cryptography is ideal for graduate students and researchers in engineering and computer science, and practitioners involved in the design of security systems for communications networks.

    • Develops a goal-focused and direct approach to understanding modern cryptosystems without sacrificing depth
    • Written to be accessible to the general technically educated reader
    • Includes over 200 problems for solution
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    20th Jan 2015 by Sandyyy

    Its very informative for communication security point of view but costly of Indian currency

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107014275
    • length: 602 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • contains: 77 b/w illus. 230 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The integers
    3. Cryptography based on the integer ring
    4. Cryptography based on the discrete logarithm
    5. Information-theoretic methods in cryptography
    6. Block ciphers
    7. Stream ciphers
    8. Authentication and ownership protection
    9. Groups, rings, and fields
    10. Cryptography based on elliptic curves
    11. Cryptography based on hyperelliptic curves
    12. Cryptography based on bilinear pairings
    13. Implementation
    14. Cryptographic protocols for security and identification
    15. More public-key cryptography.

  • Author

    Richard E. Blahut, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Richard E. Blahut is the Henry Magnuski Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the recipient of many awards including the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1998), the Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, and the IEEE Millennium Medal. He was named a Fellow of IBM Corporation in 1980 (where he worked for over 30 years) and was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 1990.

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