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Pro Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Creating Advanced Algorithms with C# and .NET

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  • Includes practical examples of cryptographic mechanisms using C# and .NET

  • Teaches advanced concepts using programmer-friendly language

  • Contrasts “good” and “bad” crypto based on time processing, time execution, and reliability

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Foundational Topics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Cryptography Fundamentals

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 3-47
    3. Mathematical Background and Its Applicability in Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 49-94
    4. Large Integer Arithmetic

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 95-108
    5. Floating-Point Arithmetic

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 109-132
    6. What’s New in C# 8.0

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 133-163
    7. Secure Coding Guidelines

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 165-180
    8. .NET Cryptography Services

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 181-226
    9. Overview of the Security.Cryptography Namespace

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 227-241
    10. Cryptography Libraries in C# and .NET

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 243-266
  3. Cryptography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267
    2. Elliptic-Curve Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 269-289
    3. Lattice-Based Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 291-300
    4. Searchable Encryption

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 301-321
    5. Homomorphic Encryption

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 323-342
    6. Ring-Learning with Errors Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 343-357
    7. Chaos-Based Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 359-378
    8. Big Data Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 379-400
    9. Cloud Computing Cryptography

      • Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
      Pages 401-432

About this book

Utilize this comprehensive, yet practical, overview of modern cryptography and cryptanalysis to improve performance. Learn by example with source code in C# and .NET, and come away with an understanding of public key encryption systems and challenging cryptography mechanisms such as lattice-based cryptography.

Modern cryptography is the lifeboat of a secure infrastructure. From global economies and governments, to meeting everyday consumer needs, cryptography is ubiquitous, and used in search, design, data, artificial intelligence, and other fields of information technology and communications. Its complexity can lead to misconfiguration, misuse, and misconceptions. For developers who are involved in designing and implementing cryptographic operations in their applications, understanding the implications of the algorithms, modes, and other parameters is vital.

Pro Cryptography and Cryptanalysis is for the reader who has a professional need or personal interest in developing cryptography algorithms and security schemes using C# and .NET. You will learn how to implement advanced cryptographic algorithms (such as Elliptic Curve Cryptography Algorithms, Lattice-based Cryptography, Searchable Encryption, Homomorphic Encryption), and come away with a solid understanding of the internal cryptographic mechanisms, and  common ways in which the algorithms are correctly implemented in real practice. With the new era of quantum computing, this book serves as a stepping stone to quantum cryptography, finding useful connections between current cryptographic concepts and quantum related topics.

What You Will Learn:

  • Know when to enlist cryptography, and how it is often misunderstood and misused
  • Explore modern cryptography algorithms, practices, and properties
  • Design and implement usable, advanced cryptographic methods and mechanisms
  • Understand how new features in C# and .NET impact the future of cryptographic algorithms
  • Use the cryptographic model, services, and System.Security.Cryptography namespace in .NET
  • Modernize your cryptanalyst mindset by exploiting the performance of C# and .NET with its weak cryptographic algorithms
  • Practice the basics of public key cryptography, including ECDSA signatures
  • Discover how most algorithms can be broken

This book is for information security experts, cryptologists, software engineers, developers, data scientists, and academia who have experience with C#, .NET, as well as IDEs such as Visual Studio, VS Code, or Mono. Because this book is for an intermediate to advanced audience, readers should also possess an understanding of cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric) concepts.

Marius Iulian Mihailescu, PhD is CEO of Dapyx Solution Ltd., a company focused on security- and cryptography-related research. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, journal contributions, and conference proceedings, and three books related to security and cryptography, including the International Journal of Applied Cryptography. He lectures at well-known national and international universities, teaching courses on programming, cryptography, information security, and other technical topics. He holds a PhD (thesis on applied cryptography over biometrics data) and two MSc in information security and software engineering.

Stefania Loredana Nita, PhD is a software developer and researcher at the Institute for Computers. Prior to that she was an assistant lecturer at the University of Bucharest, where she taught courses on advanced programming techniques, simulation methods, and operating systems. She has authored and co-authored more than 15 papers and journals, most recently Advanced Cryptography and Its Future: Searchable and Homomorphic Encryption, as well as two booksShe holds a PhD (thesis on advanced cryptographic schemes using searchable encryption and homomorphic encryption), an MSc in software engineering and two BSc in computer science and mathematics.


Keywords

  • cryptology and .NET
  • cryptanalysis
  • advanced algorithms with C# and .NET
  • applied crytography
  • Microsoft cryptology
  • homomorphic encryption
  • searchable encryption
  • cyber security
  • big data security
  • Elliptic Curves
  • cloud computing security
  • RSA
  • security

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bucharest, Romania

    Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita

About the authors

Marius Iulian Mihailescu, PhD is CEO of Dapyx Solution Ltd., a company focused on security- and cryptography-related research. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, journal contributions, and conference proceedings, and three books related to security and cryptography. He lectures at well-known national and international universities, teaching courses on programming, cryptography, information security, and other technical topics. He holds a PhD (thesis on applied cryptography over biometrics data) and two MSc in information security and software engineering.

Stefania Loredana Nita, PhD is a software developer and researcher at the Institute for Computers. Prior to that she was an assistant lecturer at the University of Bucharest, where she taught courses on advanced programming techniques, simulation methods, and operating systems. She has authored and co-authored more than 15 papers and journals, most recently Advanced Cryptography and Its Future: Searchable and Homomorphic Encryption, as well as two booksShe holds a PhD (thesis on advanced cryptographic schemes using searchable encryption and homomorphic encryption), an MSc in software engineering and two BSc in computer science and mathematics.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pro Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

  • Book Subtitle: Creating Advanced Algorithms with C# and .NET

  • Authors: Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6367-9

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: Marius Iulian Mihailescu and Stefania Loredana Nita 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-6366-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-6367-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 556

  • Number of Illustrations: 123 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Cryptology, Microsoft

Buying options

eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-6367-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)