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Description - Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Jonathan Katz

Cryptography plays a key role in ensuring the privacy and integrity of data and the security of computer networks. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of modern cryptography, with a focus on formal definitions, precise assumptions, and rigorous proofs. The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, including the modern, computational approach to security that overcomes the limitations of perfect secrecy. An extensive treatment of private-key encryption and message authentication follows. The authors also illustrate design principles for block ciphers, such as the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and present provably secure constructions of block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book focuses on public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, El Gamal, and other cryptosystems. After exploring public-key encryption and digital signatures, the book concludes with a discussion of the random oracle model and its applications. Serving as a textbook, a reference, or for self-study, Introduction to Modern Cryptography presents the necessary tools to fully understand this fascinating subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781584885511
ISBN-10: 1584885513
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland, College Park, USA Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel