Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications

Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications

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By (author) Niels Ferguson, By (author) Bruce Schneier, By (author) Tadayoshi Kohno

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 232mm x 26mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470474246
  • ISBN 13: 9780470474242
  • Illustrations note: figures
  • Sales rank: 57,544

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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.

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Niels Ferguson is a cryptographer for Microsoft who has designed and implemented cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and large-scale security infrastructures. Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist whose advice is sought by business, government, and the media. He is the author of Applied Cryptography, Secrets and Lies, and Schneier on Security. Tadayoshi Kohno is a professor at the University of Washington. He is known for his research and for developing innovative new approaches to cryptography and computer security education.

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Learn to build cryptographic protocols that work in the real worldKnowing how a camera works does not make you a great photographer. Knowing what cryptographic designs are and how existing cryptographic protocols work does not give you proficiency in using cryptography. You must learn to think like a cryptographer.That is what this book will teach you. Dive deeply into specific, concrete cryptographic protocols and learn why certain decisions were made. Recognize the challenges and how to overcome them. With this book, which is suitable for both classroom and self-study, you will learn to use cryptography effectively in real-world systems.Understand what goes into designing cryptographic protocolsDevelop an understanding of the interface between cryptography and the surrounding system, including people, economics, hardware, software, ethics, policy, and other aspects of the real worldLook beyond the security protocol to see weaknesses in the surrounding systemThwart the adversary by understanding how adversaries thinkLearn how to build cryptography into new products

Table of contents

Preface to Cryptography Engineering . Preface to Practical Cryptography (the 1st Edition). Part I Introduction. Chapter 1 The Context of Cryptography. Chapter 2 Introduction to Cryptography. Part II Message Security. Chapter 3 Block Ciphers. Chapter 4 Block Cipher Modes. Chapter 5 Hash Functions. Chapter 6 Message Authentication Codes. Chapter 7 The Secure Channel. Chapter 8 Implementation Issues (I). Part III Key Negotiation. Chapter 9 Generating Randomness. Chapter 10 Primes. Chapter 11 Diffie-Hellman. Chapter 12 RSA. Chapter 13 Introduction to Cryptographic Protocols. Chapter 14 Key Negotiation. Chapter 15 Implementation Issues (II). Part IV Key Management. Chapter 16 The Clock. Chapter 17 Key Servers. Chapter 18 The Dream of PKI. Chapter 19 PKI Reality. Chapter 20 PKI Practicalities. Chapter 21 Storing Secrets. Part V Miscellaneous. Chapter 22 Standards and Patents. Chapter 23 Involving Experts. Bibliography. Index.