Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Handbook of Applied Cryptography is available free of charge in pdf and postscript formats. Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications.


Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications.Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography.

Table of Contents

  • Overview of Cryptography
  • Mathematics Background
  • Number-Theoretic Reference Problems
  • Public-Key Parameters
  • Pseudorandom Bits and Sequences
  • Stream Ciphers
  • Block Ciphers
  • Public-Key Encryption
  • Hash Functions and Data Integrity
  • Identification and Entity Authentication
  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Establishment Protocols
  • Key Management Techniques
  • Efficient Implementation
  • Patents and Standards

Book Details

Author(s): Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone
Publisher: CRC Press
Format(s): PDF, PostScript
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