Contemporary Cryptography

A book published by Artech House Publishers in the Computer Security Series

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Rolf Oppliger, Ph.D.
eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger
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Aims and Scope

The book provides an overview about contemporary cryptography.

Target Audience

The book is intended for computer scientists, electrical engineers, and mathematicians both in research and practice. The book is also intended for computer practitioners, consultants, and information officers who want to gain some insight into the fascinating and fastly evolving field.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gene Spafford

1. Introduction
2. Cryptographic Systems

Part I: Mathematical Fundamentals

3. Discrete Mathematics
4. Probability Theory
5. Information Theory
6. Complexity Theory

Part II: Unkeyed Cryptosystems

7. One-Way Functions
8. Cryptographic Hash Functions
9. Random Bit Generators

Part III: Secret Key Cryptosystems

10. Symmetric Encryption Systems
11. Message Authentication Systems
12. Pseudorandom Bit Generators
13. Pseudorandom Functions

Part IV: Public Key Cryptosystems

14. Asymmetric Encryption Systems
15. Digital Signature Systems
16. Key Establishment
17. Entity Authentication
18. Secure Multi-Party Computation

Part IV: Epilogue

19. Key Management
20. Conclusions
21. Outlook

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Mathematical Notation
About the Author


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