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Modern Cryptography Primer

Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications

  • Czesław Kościelny
  • Mirosław Kurkowski
  • Marian Srebrny

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 1-35
  3. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 37-76
  4. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 77-118
  5. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 119-126
  6. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 127-145
  7. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 147-173
  8. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 175-191
  9. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 193-212
  10. Czesław Kościelny, Mirosław Kurkowski, Marian Srebrny
    Pages 213-231
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book

Introduction

Cryptography has experienced rapid development, with major advances recently in both secret and public key ciphers, cryptographic hash functions, cryptographic algorithms and multiparty protocols, including their software engineering correctness verification, and various methods of cryptanalysis. This textbook introduces the reader to these areas, offering an understanding of the essential, most important, and most interesting ideas, based on the authors' teaching and research experience. 

After introducing the basic mathematical and computational complexity concepts, and some historical context, including the story of Enigma, the authors explain symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, electronic signatures and hash functions, PGP systems, public key infrastructures, cryptographic protocols, and applications in network security. In each case the text presents the key technologies, algorithms, and protocols, along with methods of design and analysis, while the content is characterized by a visual style and all algorithms are presented in readable pseudocode or using simple graphics and diagrams.

The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and engineering, particularly in the area of networking, and it is also a suitable reference text for self-study by practitioners and researchers. The authors assume only basic elementary mathematical experience, the text covers the foundational mathematics and computational complexity theory.

Keywords

Applied cryptography Communication protocols Cryptography Cryptology Security Software engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Czesław Kościelny
    • 1
  • Mirosław Kurkowski
    • 2
  • Marian Srebrny
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyWrocław School of Information TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Inst. of Computer and Inf. SciencesCzestochowa University of TechnologyCzestochowaPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Computer SciencePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41386-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41385-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41386-5
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