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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Jonathan Katz; Yehuda Lindell |

ISBN: | 9781466570269 1466570261 146657027X 9781466570276 1466570288 9781466570283 |

OCLC Number: | 893721520 |

Description: | xx, 583 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. |

Contents: | Preface -- I. Introduction and Classical Cryptography -- Introduction -- Perfectly Secret Encryption -- II. Private-Key (Symmetric) Cryptography -- Private-Key Encryption --Message Authentication Codes -- Hash Functions and Applications -- Practical Constructions of Symmetric-Key Primitives -- Theoretical Constructions of Symmetric-Key Primitives -- III. Public-Key (Asymmetric) Cryptography -- Number Theory and Cryptographic Hardness Assumptions -- Algorithms for Factoring and Computing Discrete Logarithms -- Key Management and the Public-Key Revolution -- Public-Key Encryption -- Digital Signature Schemes -- Advanced Topics in Public-Key Encryption -- Index of Common Notation -- Appendix A: Mathematical Background -- Appendix B: Basic Algorithmic Number Theory. |

Series Title: | Chapman & Hall/CRC cryptography and network security. |

Responsibility: | Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, Yehuda Lindell, Bar-llan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. |

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"The work is comprehensive, rigorous, and yet accessible for dedicated students."-Computing Reviews, October 2015"... this book fills a significant gap among previous cryptography textbooks by explicitly discussing the philosophy behind this approach, gradually building up the relevant theory and giving a broad overview of the discipline conceived within this framework. The result is a coherent picture of the field that provides a pleasing clarity in its explanation of this perspective through a systematic, step-by-step development of important concepts. ... The material from the first edition has been restructured and expanded, with an emphasis on practical aspects that provides a nice counterpoint to the theory and helps to highlight its real-world relevance. ... This textbook is appropriate for use in teaching at either an advanced undergraduate or graduate level ... a particularly valuable resource for graduate students with a computer science or mathematics background who are seeking a pathway to understanding the current cryptography research literature. In the preface, the authors mention their aim of treating modern cryptography through a unified approach that is rigorous yet accessible-Introduction to Modern Cryptography achieves this admirably."-Mathematical Reviews, August 2015Praise for the First Edition:"This book is a comprehensive, rigorous introduction to what the authors name 'modern' cryptography. ... a novel approach to how cryptography is taught, replacing the older, construction-based approach. ... The concepts are clearly stated, both in an intuitive fashion and formally. ... I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who is interested in cryptography. ... The exercises are challenging and interesting, and can benefit readers of all academic levels."-IACR Book Reviews, January 2010"Over the past 30 years, cryptography has been transformed from a mysterious art into a mathematically rigorous science. The textbook by Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell finally makes this modern approach to cryptography accessible to a broad audience. Readers of this text will learn how to think precisely about the security of protocols against arbitrary attacks, a skill that will remain relevant and useful regardless of how technology and cryptography standards change. The book uses just enough formalism to maintain precision and rigor without obscuring the development of ideas. It manages to convey both the theory's conceptual beauty and its relevance to practice. I plan to use it every time I teach an undergraduate course in cryptography."-Salil Vadhan, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA"The greatest attribute is the fact that the material is presented in such a unified way. This is not just a collection of topics from cryptography thrown together at random. One topic leads effortlessly to the next. As such, this is a virtually indispensable resource for modern cryptography."-Donald L. Vestal, South Dakota State University, Brookings, USA, MAA Online, July 2008"... an excellent introduction to the theoretical background of cryptography. It would be a fine textbook for an advanced undergraduate (or graduate) course in theoretical computer science for students who have already seen the rudiments of cryptography. It will be a valuable reference for researchers in the field."-Steven D. Galbraith, Mathematical Reviews, 2009"The book is highly recommended as a textbook in cryptography courses at graduate or advanced undergraduate levels. ... covers, in a splendid way, the main notions of current cryptography from the point of view of information-theoretical security. This corresponds indeed to a modern cryptography approach."-Guillermo Morales-Luna, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1143 Read more...

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