Public Key Cryptography: Applications and Attacks

Public Key Cryptography: Applications and Attacks

Author(s): Lynn Margaret Batten

Published Online: 21 FEB 2013 07:53AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118317129

Online ISBN: 9781118482261

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482261

Series Editor(s): Stamatios Kartalopoulos

About this Book

Complete coverage of the current major public key cryptosystems their underlying mathematics and the most common techniques used in attacking them Public Key Cryptography: Applications and Attacks introduces and explains the fundamentals of public key cryptography and explores its application in all major public key cryptosystems in current use, including ElGamal, RSA, Elliptic Curve, and digital signature schemes. It provides the underlying mathematics needed to build and study these schemes as needed, and examines attacks on said schemes via the mathematical problems on which they are based - such as the discrete logarithm problem and the difficulty of factoring integers.

The book contains approximately ten examples with detailed solutions, while each chapter includes forty to fifty problems with full solutions for odd-numbered problems provided in the Appendix. Public Key Cryptography:

• Explains fundamentals of public key cryptography

• Offers numerous examples and exercises

• Provides excellent study tools for those preparing to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam

• Provides solutions to the end-of-chapter problems

Public Key Cryptography provides a solid background for anyone who is employed by or seeking employment with a government organization, cloud service provider, or any large enterprise that uses public key systems to secure data.

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