Hans Delfs . Helmut Knebl

Introduction to Cryptography

Principles and Applications

Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag 2002
XIV, 310 pp. Hardcover
ISBN: 3-540-42278-1

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 protecting data. 
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 computationally perfect pseudo random 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. 
 

Springer Book Series on Information Security and Cryptography

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

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