Cryptography For Dummies

Cryptography For Dummies

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Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security and is essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and bankingThis invaluable introduction to the basics of encryption covers everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies to the pros and cons of different implementationsDiscusses specific technologies that incorporate cryptography in their design, such as authentication methods, wireless encryption, e-commerce, and smart cardsBased entirely on real-world issues and situations, the material provides instructions for already available technologies that readers can put to work immediatelyExpert author Chey Cobb is retired from the NRO, where she held a Top Secret security clearance, instructed employees of the CIA and NSA on computer security and helped develop the computer security policies used by all U.S. intelligence agencies
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  • Electronic book text | 324 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • FOR DUMMIES
  • United States
  • 0764568310
  • 9780764568312

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Crypto Basics & What You Really Need to Know. Chapter 1: A Primer on Crypto Basics. Chapter 2: Major League Algorithms. Chapter 3: Deciding What You Really Need. Chapter 4: Locks and Keys. Part II: Public Key Infrastructure. Chapter 5: The PKI Primer. Chapter 6: PKI Bits and Pieces. Chapter 7: All Keyed Up! Part III: Putting Encryption Technologies to Work for You. Chapter 8: Securing E-Mail from Prying Eyes. Chapter 9: File and Storage Strategies. Chapter 10: Authentication Systems. Chapter 11: Secure E-Commerce. Chapter 12: Virtual Private Network (VPN) Encryption. Chapter 13: Wireless Encryption Basics. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: The Ten Best Encryption Web Sites. Chapter 15: The Ten Most Commonly Misunderstood Encryption Terms. Chapter 16: Cryptography Do's and Don'ts. Chapter 17: Ten Principles of "Cryptiquette". Chapter 18: Ten Very Useful Encryption Products. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Cryptographic Attacks. Appendix B: Glossary. Appendix C: Encryption Export Controls. Index.
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-...a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption...- (PC Utilities, June 2004) -The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them...- (MicroMart, 29th April 2004) ..".a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption..." (PC Utilities, June 2004) "The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them..." (MicroMart, 29th April 2004) ."..a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption..." ("PC Utilities", June 2004)"The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them..." ("MicroMart", 29th April 2004) "...a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption..." ("PC Utilities", June 2004) "The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them..." ("MicroMart", 29th April 2004) .,."a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption..." ("PC Utilities," June 2004) "The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them..." ("MicroMart," 29th April 2004) " ... a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption ... " ( PC Utilities, June 2004) " The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them ... " ( MicroMart, 29 th April 2004) " ... a useful guide for anyone bamboozled by encryption... " ("PC Utilities," June 2004) " The reader can dip into it whenever the mood takes them... " ("MicroMart," 29th April 2004)
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About Chey Cobb

Chey Cobb, CISSP, author of Network Security For Dummies, was Chief Security Officer for a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) overseas location. She is a nationally recognized computer security expert.
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