Research over the last two decades has considerably expanded knowledge of Internet cryptography, revealing the important interplay between standardization, implementation, and research.
This practical textbook/guide is intended for academic courses in IT security and as a reference guide for Internet security. It describes important Internet standards in a language close to real-world cryptographic research and covers the essential cryptographic standards used on the Internet, from WLAN encryption to TLS and e-mail security. From academic and non-academic research, the book collects information about attacks on implementations of these standards (because these attacks are the main source of new insights into real-world cryptography). By summarizing all this in one place, this useful volume can highlight cross-influences in standards, as well as similarities in cryptographic constructions.
Topics and features:
- Covers the essential standards in Internet cryptography
- Integrates work exercises and problems in each chapter
- Focuses especially on IPsec, secure e-mail and TLS
- Summarizes real-world cryptography in three introductory chapters
- Includes necessary background from computer networks
- Keeps mathematical formalism to a minimum, and treats cryptographic primitives mainly as blackboxes
- Provides additional background on web security in two concluding chapters
Offering a uniquely real-world approach to Internet cryptography, this textbook/reference will be highly suitable to students in advanced courses on cryptography/cryptology, as well as eminently useful to professionals looking to expand their background and expertise.Homepage