Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by Christof PaarUnderstanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by Christof Paar

Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

byChristof Paar, Jan PelzlForeword byBart Preneel

Paperback | November 8, 2014

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Cryptography is now ubiquitous - moving beyond the traditional environments, such as government communications and banking systems, we see cryptographic techniques realized in Web browsers, e-mail programs, cell phones, manufacturing systems, embedded software, smart buildings, cars, and even medical implants. Today's designers need a comprehensive understanding of applied cryptography.

After an introduction to cryptography and data security, the authors explain the main techniques in modern cryptography, with chapters addressing stream ciphers, the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and 3DES, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), block ciphers, the RSA cryptosystem, public-key cryptosystems based on the discrete logarithm problem, elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC), digital signatures, hash functions, Message Authentication Codes (MACs), and methods for key establishment, including certificates and public-key infrastructure (PKI). Throughout the book, the authors focus on communicating the essentials and keeping the mathematics to a minimum, and they move quickly from explaining the foundations to describing practical implementations, including recent topics such as lightweight ciphers for RFIDs and mobile devices, and current key-length recommendations.

The authors have considerable experience teaching applied cryptography to engineering and computer science students and to professionals, and they make extensive use of examples, problems, and chapter reviews, while the book's website offers slides, projects and links to further resources. This is a suitable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses and also for self-study by engineers.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at the University of Bochum, Germany, and is Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. Prof. Paar has taught cryptography for 15 years to engineering and computer science students in the US and in Europe, and he has taught many industrial pract...
Title:Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and PractitionersFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 8, 2014Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642446493

ISBN - 13:9783642446498

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Cryptography and Data Security.- Stream Ciphers.- The Data Encryption Standard (DES) and Alternatives.- The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).- More About Block Ciphers.- to Public-Key Cryptography.- The RSA Cryptosystem.- Public-Key Cryptosystems Based on the Discrete Logarithm Problem.- Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems.- Digital Signatures.- Hash Functions.- Message Authentication Codes (MACs).- Key Establishment.

Editorial Reviews

requires security." (John Canessa)"The book presents a panoramic of modern Cryptography with a view to practical applications. . The book is well written, many examples and figures through it illustrate the theory and the book's website offers links and supplementary information. The book also discusses the implementation in software and hardware of the main algorithms described." (Juan Tena Ayuso, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1190, 2010)