|New: 3rd edition (October 2015), a substantive
Delfs . Helmut
Introduction to Cryptography
Principles and Applications
Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag 2015
XX, 508 pp. Hardcover
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
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 computa-tionally
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.
The third edition is a further substantive extension, with new topics added,
including: elliptic curve cryptography; Paillier encryption; quantum cryptography;
the new SHA-3 standard for cryptographic hash functions;
a considerably extended section on electronic elections and Internet voting;
mix nets; and zero-knowledge proofs of shuffles.
The book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate
students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering.
Book Series on Information Security and Cryptography :
Titles in this series.
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
The book in Japanese: Japanese Edition
The book in Chinese: Chinese Edition
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