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The Block Cipher Companion

  • Lars R. Knudsen
  • Matthew J.B. Robshaw

Part of the Information Security and Cryptography book series (ISC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 1-12
  3. DES
    Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 13-34
  4. AES
    Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 35-64
  5. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 65-94
  6. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 95-108
  7. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 109-126
  8. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 127-144
  9. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 145-192
  10. Lars R. Knudsen, Matthew J. B. Robshaw
    Pages 193-219
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 221-267

About this book

Introduction

Block ciphers encrypt blocks of plaintext, messages, into blocks of ciphertext under the action of a secret key, and the process of encryption is reversed by decryption which uses the same user-supplied key. Block ciphers are fundamental to modern cryptography, in fact they are the most widely used cryptographic primitive – useful in their own right, and in the construction of other cryptographic mechanisms.

 

In this book the authors provide a technically detailed, yet readable, account of the state of the art of block cipher analysis, design, and deployment. The authors first describe the most prominent block ciphers and give insights into their design. They then consider the role of the cryptanalyst, the adversary, and provide an overview of some of the most important cryptanalytic methods.

 

The book will be of value to graduate and senior undergraduate students of cryptography and to professionals engaged in cryptographic design. An important feature of the presentation is the authors' exhaustive bibliography of the field, each chapter closing with comprehensive supporting notes.

Keywords

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Block Ciphers Brute-Force Attacks Cryptanalysis Cryptography Cryptology Data Encryption Standard (DES) Differential Cryptanalysis Linear Cryptanalysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars R. Knudsen
    • 1
  • Matthew J.B. Robshaw
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of MathematicsTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Orange LabsIssy les MoulineauxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17342-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17341-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17342-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-7100
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