Author: Niels Ferguson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-02
The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll learn how to think like a cryptographer. You'll discover techniques for building cryptography into products from the start and you'll examine the many technical changes in the field. After a basic overview of cryptography and what it means today, this indispensable resource covers such topics as block ciphers, block modes, hash functions, encryption modes, message authentication codes, implementation issues, negotiation protocols, and more. Helpful examples and hands-on exercises enhance your understanding of the multi-faceted field of cryptography. An author team of internationally recognized cryptography experts updates you on vital topics in the field of cryptography Shows you how to build cryptography into products from the start Examines updates and changes to cryptography Includes coverage on key servers, message security, authentication codes, new standards, block ciphers, message authentication codes, and more Cryptography Engineering gets you up to speed in the ever-evolving field of cryptography.
Author: Keith M. Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-03-01
A self-contained and widely accessible text, with almost no prior knowledge of mathematics required, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones, payment cards, and wireless local area networks.
Author: Keith Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for everyday technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, payment cards, Tor, and Bitcoin. This book is intended to be introductory, self-contained, and widely accessible. It is suitable as a first read on cryptography. Almost no prior knowledge of mathematics is required since the book deliberately avoids the details of the mathematics techniques underpinning cryptographic mechanisms. Instead our focus will be on what a normal user or practitioner of information security needs to know about cryptography in order to understand the design and use of everyday cryptographic applications. By focusing on the fundamental principles of modern cryptography rather than the technical details of current cryptographic technology, the main part this book is relatively timeless, and illustrates the application of these principles by considering a number of contemporary applications of cryptography. Following the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the book considers the wider societal impact of use of cryptography and strategies for addressing this. A reader of this book will not only be able to understand the everyday use of cryptography, but also be able to interpret future developments in this fascinating and crucially important area of technology.
Author: Pedro Franco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics
Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance worldbuzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in financesince the advent of fiat currency. With UnderstandingBitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides financeprofessionals with a complete technical guide and resource to thecryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin andother cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible workfully explores the supporting economic realities and technologicaladvances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative argumentsfrom various economic schools regarding its continuedviability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description ofhow Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and movingon to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and miningtechnologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broaderperspective of digital currencies and explores historical attemptsat cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just adigital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer ofvalue using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what itis, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the waydigital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on thefinancial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomiccross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the currentfinancial system rests: that currencies are issued by centralgovernments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fullyunderstand this revolutionary technology, UnderstandingBitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.
Author: O. Sami Saydjari
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-08-03
Cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to defend against the most sophisticated attacks This professional guide shows, step by step, how to design and deploy highly secure systems on time and within budget. The book offers comprehensive examples, objectives, and best practices and shows how to build and maintain powerful, cost-effective cybersecurity systems. Readers will learn to think strategically, identify the highest priority risks, and apply advanced countermeasures that address the entire attack space. Engineering Trustworthy Systems: Get Cybersecurity Design Right the First Time showcases 35 years of practical engineering experience from an expert whose persuasive vision has advanced national cybersecurity policy and practices. Readers of this book will be prepared to navigate the tumultuous and uncertain future of cyberspace and move the cybersecurity discipline forward by adopting timeless engineering principles, including: •Defining the fundamental nature and full breadth of the cybersecurity problem•Adopting an essential perspective that considers attacks, failures, and attacker mindsets •Developing and implementing risk-mitigating, systems-based solutions•Transforming sound cybersecurity principles into effective architecture and evaluation strategies that holistically address the entire complex attack space
Cryptography is ubiquitous and plays a key role in ensuring data secrecy and integrity as well as in securing computer systems more broadly. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of this fascinating subject. The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, with an emphasis on formal definitions, clear assumptions, and rigorous proofs of security. The book begins by focusing on private-key cryptography, including an extensive treatment of private-key encryption, message authentication codes, and hash functions. The authors also present design principles for widely used stream ciphers and block ciphers including RC4, DES, and AES, plus provide provable constructions of stream ciphers and block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book covers public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, and El Gamal cryptosystems (and others), followed by a thorough treatment of several standardized public-key encryption and digital signature schemes. Integrating a more practical perspective without sacrificing rigor, this widely anticipated Second Edition offers improved treatment of: Stream ciphers and block ciphers, including modes of operation and design principles Authenticated encryption and secure communication sessions Hash functions, including hash-function applications and design principles Attacks on poorly implemented cryptography, including attacks on chained-CBC encryption, padding-oracle attacks, and timing attacks The random-oracle model and its application to several standardized, widely used public-key encryption and signature schemes Elliptic-curve cryptography and associated standards such as DSA/ECDSA and DHIES/ECIES Containing updated exercises and worked examples, Introduction to Modern Cryptography, Second Edition can serve as a textbook for undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in cryptography, a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners, or a general introduction suitable for self-study.
Author: Bruce Dang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Analyzing how hacks are done, so as to stop them in thefuture Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing hardware orsoftware and understanding it, without having access to the sourcecode or design documents. Hackers are able to reverse engineersystems and exploit what they find with scary results. Now the goodguys can use the same tools to thwart these threats. PracticalReverse Engineering goes under the hood of reverse engineeringfor security analysts, security engineers, and system programmers,so they can learn how to use these same processes to stop hackersin their tracks. The book covers x86, x64, and ARM (the first book to cover allthree); Windows kernel-mode code rootkits and drivers; virtualmachine protection techniques; and much more. Best of all, itoffers a systematic approach to the material, with plenty ofhands-on exercises and real-world examples. Offers a systematic approach to understanding reverseengineering, with hands-on exercises and real-world examples Covers x86, x64, and advanced RISC machine (ARM) architecturesas well as deobfuscation and virtual machine protectiontechniques Provides special coverage of Windows kernel-mode code(rootkits/drivers), a topic not often covered elsewhere, andexplains how to analyze drivers step by step Demystifies topics that have a steep learning curve Includes a bonus chapter on reverse engineering tools Practical Reverse Engineering: Using x86, x64, ARM, WindowsKernel, and Reversing Tools provides crucial, up-to-dateguidance for a broad range of IT professionals.
Author: William Stallings
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2011
Stallings provides a survey of the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. It has also been extensively reorganized to provide the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study.
Cryptography plays a key role in ensuring the privacy and integrity of data and the security of computer networks. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of modern cryptography, with a focus on formal definitions, precise assumptions, and rigorous proofs. The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, including the modern, computational approach to security that overcomes the limitations of perfect secrecy. An extensive treatment of private-key encryption and message authentication follows. The authors also illustrate design principles for block ciphers, such as the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and present provably secure constructions of block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book focuses on public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, El Gamal, and other cryptosystems. After exploring public-key encryption and digital signatures, the book concludes with a discussion of the random oracle model and its applications. Serving as a textbook, a reference, or for self-study, Introduction to Modern Cryptography presents the necessary tools to fully understand this fascinating subject.
This book provides state-of-the-art coverage of the principles, techniques, and management of issues in cyber security, including threat attacks, privacy, signature and encryption schemes. One of the most important topics addressed concerns lightweight solutions for public key encryption in resource-constrained environments; the book highlights the latest developments in this area. Authentication is another central issue in cyber security. In this book, we address this aspect and sub-aspects ranging from cryptographic approaches to practical design issues, such as CAPTCHA. Privacy is another main topic that is discussed in detail, from techniques for enhancing privacy to pseudonymous schemes. Addressing key issues in the emerging field of cyber security, this book effectively bridges the gap between computer security and threat attacks, and showcases promising applications involving cryptography and security.
The ultimate resource for making embedded systems reliable, safe, and secure Embedded Systems Security provides: A broad understanding of security principles, concerns, and technologies Proven techniques for the efficient development of safe and secure embedded software A study of the system architectures, operating systems and hypervisors, networking, storage, and cryptographic issues that must be considered when designing secure embedded systems Nuggets of practical advice and numerous case studies throughout Written by leading authorities in the field with 65 years of embedded security experience: one of the original developers of the world’s only Common Criteria EAL 6+ security certified software product and a lead designer of NSA certified cryptographic systems. This book is indispensable for embedded systems and security professionals, new and experienced. An important contribution to the understanding of the security of embedded systems. The Kleidermachers are experts in their field. As the Internet of things becomes reality, this book helps business and technology management as well as engineers understand the importance of "security from scratch." This book, with its examples and key points, can help bring more secure, robust systems to the market. Dr. Joerg Borchert, Vice President, Chip Card & Security, Infineon Technologies North America Corp.; President and Chairman, Trusted Computing Group Embedded Systems Security provides real-world examples of risk and exploitation; most importantly the book offers clear insight into methods used to counter vulnerabilities to build true, native security into technology. Adriel Desautels, President and CTO, Netragard, LLC. Security of embedded systems is more important than ever. The growth in networking is just one reason. However, many embedded systems developers have insufficient knowledge of how to achieve security in their systems. David Kleidermacher, a world-renowned expert in this field, shares in this book his knowledge and long experience with other engineers. A very important book at the right time. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Sturm, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences; Chairman, Embedded World Conference steering board Gain an understanding of the operating systems, microprocessors, and network security critical issues that must be considered when designing secure embedded systems Contains nuggets of practical and simple advice on critical issues highlighted throughout the text Short and to –the- point real case studies included to demonstrate embedded systems security in practice
Author: V. K. PACHGHARE
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release Date: 2015-01-02
This thoroughly revised and well-organised book is in its second edition, continues to present the principles, techniques, design and implementation of cryptography and information security algorithms, with a perfect balance in the presentation of theoretical and practical aspects. To provide the mathematical background required to understand the principles of cryptography and information security, the text explains all the relevant theorems such as Fermat’s theorem and Euler’s theorem. The book gives a clear analysis of various encryption methods and cipher techniques. In addition, various security measures, for example, firewalls and virtual private network, and web security, are also discussed. This edition includes the topics with new innovations and improvements in the field of cryptography and information security in a substantial and comprehensive way. In this edition, the effort is taken to improve the pedagogy and user friendliness. It incorporates many solved numerical problems to clarify the various concepts and different algorithms and also includes MCQs with their answers in each chapter. The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science and engineering (B.Tech./M.Tech.), undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science (B.Sc./M.Sc. Computer Science), and information technology (B.Sc./M.Sc. IT) and the students of Master of Computer Applications (MCA). KEY FEATURES Covers the latest topic of computer forensics and the areas in which they can be applied. Gives algorithms with numerical explanations. Provides a large number of solved problems.