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User’s Guide to Cryptography and Standards.pdf
User's Guide To Cryptography And Standards
Authors: Alex W. Dent, Chris J. Mitchell
Publisher: Artech House Publishers (October 31, 2004)
With the scope and frequency of attacks on valuable corporate data growing enormously in recent years, a solid understanding of cryptography is essential for anyone working in the computer/network security field. This timely book delivers the hands-on knowledge you need, offering comprehensive coverage on the latest and most-important standardized cryptographic techniques to help you protect your data and computing resources to the fullest. Rather than focusing on theory like other books on the market, this unique resource describes cryptography from an end-user perspective, presenting in-depth, highly practical comparisons of standards and techniques.
You learn, in detail, what cryptography can achieve and discover how to choose cryptographic standards that ensure state-of-the-art protection and maximum interoperability. Moreover, the book explains how to select standardized techniques that are most suitable for your specific needs. From encryption, cryptographic hash-functions, and message authentication codes, to digital signatures, authentication protocols, and public key infrastructures, this authoritative reference gives you complete working knowledge of the critical cryptographic tools being utilized world-wide. The book concludes with a look at the future of cryptography, including discussions on crypto-modules and biometrics.