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.
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: Nemati, Hamid R.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Applied Cryptography for Cyber Security and Defense: Information Encryption and Cyphering applies the principles of cryptographic systems to real-world scenarios, explaining how cryptography can protect businesses' information and ensure privacy for their networks and databases. It delves into the specific security requirements within various emerging application areas and discusses procedures for engineering cryptography into system design and implementation.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems, FORMATS 2014, held in Florence, Italy, in September 2014. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. The papers cover topics of foundations and semantics; comparison between different models, such as timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models; methods and tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints; applications in real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication.
Author: J. Michael Stewart
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Network Security Fire walls, and VPNs provides a unique, in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization's network is connected to the public Internet. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to provide security countermeasures. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare the reader to disarm threats and prepare for emerging technologies and future attacks. Key Features -Introduces the basics of network securityùexploring the details of firewall security and how VPNs operate -Illustrates how to plan proper network security to combat hackers and outside threats -Discusses firewall configuration and deployment and managing firewall security -Identifies how to secure local and Internet communications with a VPN About The Series The Jones & Bartlett Learning: Information Systems Security & Assurance Series delivers fundamental IT security principles packed with real-world applications and examples for IT Security, Cyber-Security, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Security programs. Authored by Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSPs), and reviewed by leading technical experts in the field, these books are current, forward-thinking resources that enable readers to solve the cyber-security challenges of today and tomorrow.
Author: Alexander W. Dent
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Release Date: 2005
With the scope and frequency of attacks on valuable corporate data growing enormously in recent years, a solid understanding of cryptography is essential for anyone working in the computer/network security field. This timely book delivers the hands-on knowledge you need, offering comprehensive coverage on the latest and most-important standardized cryptographic techniques to help you protect your data and computing resources to the fullest. Rather than focusing on theory like other books on the market, this unique resource describes cryptography from an end-user perspective, presenting in-depth, highly practical comparisons of standards and techniques.