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Everyday Cryptography

Fundamental Principles and Applications

Second Edition

Keith Martin

June 2017

ISBN: 9780198788010

720 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

Price: £40.99

Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for various technologies.

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Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information security for various technologies.

  • Presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in the modern world
  • Introductory, self-contained and widely accessible
  • Focuses on the issues that are of concern to users and practitioners, rather than theorists
  • Can be used as the basis of an educational course through the provision of structured learning outcomes, further reading and activities for each chapter
  • Also considers wider societal issues that arise concerning the use of cryptography
  • Almost no prior knowledge of mathematics is required

New to this edition

  • New chapter on controlling use of cryptography following revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
  • New chapter on cryptographic protection of personal devices such as mobile phones, including cryptography behind WhatsApp and Apple's iOS operating system
  • New case studies concerning Tor and Bitcoin
  • Updated case studies to feature new developments including TLS 1.3, LTE and Apple Pay
  • Extended core material to include techniques gaining popularity such as SHA3, authenticated encryption modes, key derivation functions, and key wrapping

About the Author(s)

Keith Martin, Professor of Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London

Prof. Keith Martin is a Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He first studied cryptography at Royal Holloway in the late 1980s. After research positions at the University of Adelaide, Australia and the University of Leuven, Belgium, he rejoined Royal Holloway in 2000. He was Director of Royal Holloway's renowned Information Security Group between 2010 and 2015. As well as being an active member of the cryptographic research community, he has considerable experience in teaching cryptography to non-mathematical students, including to Royal Holloway's pioneering MSc Information Security, industrial courses, and young audiences.

Table of Contents

    Setting the Scene
    1:Basic Principles
    2:Historical Cryptosystems
    3:Theoretical versus Practical Security
    The Cryptographic Toolkit
    4:Symmetric Encryption
    5:Public-Key Encryption
    6:Data Integrity
    7:Digital Signature Schemes
    8:Entity Authentication
    9:Cryptographic Protocols
    Key Management
    10:Key Management
    11:Public-Key Management
    Use of Cryptography
    12:Cryptographic Applications
    13:Cryptography for Personal Devices
    14:Control of Cryptography
    15:Closing Remarks

Reviews

"Review from previous edition Overall, this book is a good nontechnical introduction to cryptography. The author covers essential topics, presents the ideas clearly, and provides problems for further explorations and a good bibliography of other sources" - MAA Review

"It is a very leisurely reading, well-structured and very detailed. It does not assume any mathematical knowledge, making it suitable for being used as a manual for a course on introduction to cryptography" - Vicente Muñoz, the European Mathematical Society

"On a page per page basis it actually represents great value, and should achieve a long shelf life as both textbook and good reference source In terms of a score; for students a 9.5, practitioners 8.5 and general interest readers 8.5, giving an overall average of 9/10. Overall, an excellent book" - Mike Rees MBCS CITP, The British Computer Society

"Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications is an excellent reference" - Jawa Eyes