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Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Principles and Protocols » (1st Edition)

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Authors: Jonathan Katz, Yehuda Lindell
ISBN-13: 9781584885511, ISBN-10: 1584885513
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Date Published: August 2007
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: Jonathan Katz

Book Synopsis

Cryptography plays a key role in ensuring the privacy and integrity of data and the security of computer networks. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of modern cryptography, with a focus on formal definitions, precise assumptions, and rigorous proofs.

The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, including the modern, computational approach to security that overcomes the limitations of perfect secrecy. An extensive treatment of private-key encryption and message authentication follows. The authors also illustrate design principles for block ciphers, such as the Data Encryption Standard (DES) and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and present provably secure constructions of block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book focuses on public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, El Gamal, and other cryptosystems. After exploring public-key encryption and digital signatures, the book concludes with a discussion of the random oracle model and its applications.

Serving as a textbook, a reference, or for self-study, Introduction to Modern Cryptography presents the necessary tools to fully understand this fascinating subject.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION AND CLASSICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION Cryptography and Modern Cryptography The Setting of Private-Key Encryption Historical Ciphers and Their Cryptanalysis The Basic Principles of Modern Cryptography

PERFECTLY SECRET ENCRYPTION Definitions and Basic Properties The One-Time Pad (Vernam's Cipher)
Limitations of Perfect Secrecy Shannon's Theorem Summary

PRIVATE-KEY (SYMMETRIC) CRYPTOGRAPHY PRIVATE-KEY ENCRYPTION AND PSEUDORANDOMNESS A Computational Approach to Cryptography A Definition of Computationally Secure Encryption Pseudorandomness Constructing Secure Encryption Schemes Security against Chosen-Plaintext Attacks (CPA)
Constructing CPA-Secure Encryption Schemes Security against Chosen-Ciphertext Attacks (CCA)

MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION CODES AND COLLISION-RESISTANT HASH FUNCTIONS Secure Communication and Message Integrity Encryption vs. Message Authentication Message Authentication Codes-Definitions Constructing Secure Message Authentication Codes CBC-MAC Collision-Resistant Hash Functions NMAC and HMAC Constructing CCA-Secure Encryption Schemes Obtaining Privacy and Message Authentication

Substitution-Permutation Networks Feistel Networks The Data Encryption Standard (DES)
Increasing the Key Size of a Block Cipher The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Differential and Linear Cryptanalysis-A Brief Look

THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF PSEUDORANDOM OBJECTS One-Way Functions Overview: From One-Way Functions to Pseudorandomness A Hard-Core Predicate for Any One-Way Function Constructing Pseudorandom Generators Constructing Pseudorandom Functions Constructing (Strong) Pseudorandom Permutations Necessary Assumptions for Private-Key Cryptography A Digression-Computational Indistinguishability

PUBLIC-KEY (ASYMMETRIC) CRYPTOGRAPHY NUMBER THEORY AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC HARDNESS ASSUMPTIONS Preliminaries and Basic Group Theory Primes, Factoring, and RSA Assumptions in Cyclic Groups Cryptographic Applications of Number-Theoretic Assumptions

FACTORING AND COMPUTING DISCRETE LOGARITHMS Algorithms for Factoring Algorithms for Computing Discrete Logarithms

PRIVATE-KEY MANAGEMENT AND THE PUBLIC-KEY REVOLUTION Limitations of Private-Key Cryptography A Partial Solution-Key Distribution Centers The Public-Key Revolution Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

PUBLIC-KEY ENCRYPTION Public-Key Encryption-An Overview Definitions Hybrid Encryption RSA Encryption The El Gamal Encryption Scheme Security against CCA Trapdoor Permutations

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC-KEY ENCRYPTION SCHEMES The Goldwasser-Micali Encryption Scheme The Rabin Encryption Scheme The Paillier Encryption Scheme

DIGITAL SIGNATURE SCHEMES Digital Signatures-An Overview Definitions RSA Signatures The Hash-and-Sign Paradigm Lamport's One-Time Signature Scheme Signatures from Collision-Resistant Hashing The Digital Signature Standard Certificates and Public-Key Infrastructures

PUBLIC-KEY CRYPTOSYSTEMS IN THE RANDOM ORACLE MODEL The Random Oracle Methodology Public-Key Encryption in the Random Oracle Model Signatures in the Random Oracle Model

APPENDIX A: MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND Identities and Inequalities Asymptotic Notation Basic Probability The Birthday Problem

APPENDIX B: SUPPLEMENTARY ALGORITHMIC NUMBER THEORY Integer Arithmetic Modular Arithmetic Finding a Generator of a Cyclic Group


Each chapter contains References, Additional Reading, and Exercises.




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