Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction Paperback / softback
by Fred (Director of the Information Security Group and Professor of Mathematics, Royal Holloway Piper, Sean (Reader in Mathematics, Royal Holloway University of London) Murphy
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This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance.
It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned.
Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce.
This book highlights the explosive impactof cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods.
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- Format:Paperback / softback
- Pages:160 pages, numerous figures
- Publisher:Oxford University Press
- Publication Date:30/05/2002