Compact introduction on an undergraduate level to the foundations of public-key cryptography in the first part
No special background in mathematics is presumed, an explanation of the necessary mathematics is given in two appendices
The same examples are used throughout the book
Complete proofs are given
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Information Security and Cryptography (ISC)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
Due to the rapid growth of digital communication and electronic data exchange, information security has become a crucial issue in industry, business, and administration. Modern cryptography provides essential techniques for securing information and protecting data.
In the first part, this book covers the key concepts of cryptography on an undergraduate level, from encryption and digital signatures to cryptographic protocols. Essential techniques are demonstrated in protocols for key exchange, user identification, electronic elections and digital cash. In the second part, more advanced topics are addressed, such as the bit security of one-way functions and computationally perfect pseudorandom bit generators. The security of cryptographic schemes is a central topic. Typical examples of provably secure encryption and signature schemes and their security proofs are given. Though particular attention is given to the mathematical foundations, no special background in mathematics is presumed. The necessary algebra, number theory and probability theory are included in the appendix. Each chapter closes with a collection of exercises.
The second edition contains corrections, revisions and new material, including a complete description of the AES, an extended section on cryptographic hash functions, a new section on random oracle proofs, and a new section on public-key encryption schemes that are provably secure against adaptively-chosen-ciphertext attacks.
- information security
- information theory
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Computer Science, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Hans Delfs, Helmut Knebl
Book Title: Introduction to Cryptography
Book Subtitle: Principles and Applications
Authors: Hans Delfs, Helmut Knebl
Series Title: Information Security and Cryptography
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-08040-1Published: 30 November 2010
eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-49244-3Published: 31 May 2007
Series ISSN: 1619-7100
Series E-ISSN: 2197-845X
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XVI, 367