"This book would be a good addition to any cryptographer's bookshelf. The book is self-contained; it presents all the background material to understand an algorithm and all the development to prove its security. I'm not aware of another book that's as complete as this one."
--Christian Paquin, Cryptographic/Security Developer, Silanis Technology Inc. "The book is both complete, and extraordinarily technically accurate. It would certainly be a useful addition to any cryptographer's or crypto-engineer's library."
--Marcus Leech, Advisor, Security Architecture and Planning, Nortel Networks Build more secure crypto systems--and prove their trustworthiness Modern Cryptography is the indispensable resource for every technical professional who needs to implement strong security in real-world applications.
Leading HP security expert Wenbo Mao explains why "textbook" crypto schemes, protocols, and systems are profoundly vulnerable by revealing real-world-scenario attacks. Next, he shows how to realize cryptographic systems and protocols that are truly "fit for application"--and formally demonstrates their fitness. Mao presents practical examples throughout and provides all the mathematical background you'll need.
Mao introduces formal and reductionist methodologies to prove the "fit-for-application" security of practical encryption, signature, signcryption, and authentication schemes. He gives detailed explanations for zero-knowledge protocols: definition, zero-knowledge properties, equatability vs. simulatability, argument vs. proof, round-efficiency, and non-interactive versions.
WENBO MAO, PhD, is a Technical Contributor to the Trusted Systems Lab at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK. Mao leads HP's participation and research activities in Computer Aided Solutions to Secure Electronic Commerce Transactions (CASENET), a research project funded by the European Union. His research interests include cryptography, computer security, and formal methods. He is a member of the International Association for Cryptographic Research (IACR), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the British Computer Society (BCS).
Excellent,the best of all modern treatment on this subject,All in one guide.
Not for beginner.Icluded are many new features as ID based,Pairing,Provable security etc. Read more
This is an excellent guide to the state of the art of modern cyptography. Its unique style will benefit a very wide audience: security practitioners are given an insight into... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003
An excellent book on crypto, concentrating more on the principle behind the modern crypto than just description of the algorithms. Many recent results are included. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by Feng Bao
It's really a nice book, including many results developed in the past several years in crypto. Instead of concentrating on the description of crypto algorithms themselves, the... Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003