Elementary Number Theory, Cryptography and Codes

In this volume one finds basic techniques from algebra and number theory (e.g. congruences, unique factorization domains, finite fields, quadratic residues, primality tests, continued fractions, etc.) which in recent years have proven to be extremely useful for applications to cryptography and coding theory. Both cryptography and codes have crucial applications in our daily lives, and they are described here, while the complexity pro...

A Classical Introduction to Cryptography Exercise Book

This companion exercise and solution book to "A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security" contains a carefully revised version of teaching material used by the authors and given as examinations to advanced-level students of the Cryptography and Security Lecture at EPFL from 2000 to mid-2005. "A Classical Introduction to Cryptography Exercise Book" covers a majority of the subjects that make up ...

Pairing-Based Cryptography - Pairing 2013

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pairing-Based Cryptography, Pairing 2013, held in Beijing, China, in November 2013. The 14 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. As in previous years, the focus of Pairing 2013 is on all aspects of pairing-based cryptography, including: cryptographic primitives and protocols, mathematical foundations, softwa...

Gröbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography

Coding theory and cryptography allow secure and reliable data transmission, which is at the heart of modern communication. Nowadays, it is hard to find an electronic device without some code inside. Gröbner bases have emerged as the main tool in computational algebra, permitting numerous applications, both in theoretical contexts and in practical situations. This book is the first book ever giving a comprehensive overview on the appl...

Probabilistic and Statistical Methods in Cryptology

Cryptology nowadays is one of the most important areas of applied mathematics, building on deep results and methods from various areas of mathematics. This text is devoted to the study of stochastic aspects of cryptology. Besides classical topics from cryptology, the author presents chapters on probabilistic prime number tests, factorization with quantum computers, random-number generators, pseudo-random-number generators, informatio...

Cryptography and Security: From Theory to Applications

This Festschrift volume, published in honor of Jean-Jaques Quisquater on the occasion of his 65th Birthday, contains 33 papers from colleagues all over the world and deals with all the fields to which Jean-Jaques dedicated his work during his academic career. Focusing on personal tributes and re-visits of Jean-Jaques Quisquater's legacy, the volume addresses the following central topics: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, side-ch...

Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles & Practical Applications

The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll le...

Fundamentals of Cryptology: A Professional Reference and Interactive Tutorial

The protection of sensitive information against unauthorized access or fraudulent changes has been of prime concern throughout the centuries. Modern communication techniques, using computers connected through networks, make all data even more vulnerable for these threats. Also, new issues have come up that were not relevant before, e. g. how to add a (digital) signature to an electronic document in such a way that the signer can not ...

An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography

An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography provides an introduction to public key cryptography and underlying mathematics that is required for the subject. Each of the eight chapters expands on a specific area of mathematical cryptography and provides an extensive list of exercises. It is a suitable text for advanced students in pure and applied mathematics and computer science, or the book may be used as a self-study. This book al...

Encryption for Digital Content

Cryptography is an area that traditionally focused on secure communication, authentication and integrity. In recent times though, there is a wealth of novel  fine-tuned cryptographic techniques that sprung up as cryptographers focused on the specialised problems that arise in digital content distribution. These include fingerprinting codes, traitor tracing, broadcast encryption and others. This book is an introduction to this new gen...