Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice (Hardcover)

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KEY BENEFIT: This text provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. First, the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored through a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology. Then, the practice of network security is explored via practical applications that have been implemented and are in use today. The book is suitable for self-study and so provides a solid and up-to-date tutorial. The book is also a comprehensive treatment of cryptography and network security and so is suitable as a reference. Classical Encryption Techniques; Block Ciphers and the Data Encryption Standard; Basic Concepts in Number Theory and Finite Fields; Advanced Encryption Standard; Block Cipher Operation; Pseudorandom Number Generation and Stream Ciphers; Number Theory; Public-Key Cryptography and RSA; Other Public-Key Cryptosystems; Cryptographic Hash Functions; Message Authentication Codes; Digital Signatures; Key Management and Distribution; User Authentication Protocols; Transport-Level Security; Wireless Network Security; Electronic Mail Security; IP Security; Intruders; Malicious Software; Firewalls; Legal and Ethical Issues System engineer, programmer, system manager, network manager, product marketing personnel, system support specialist.

About the Author

"William Stallings" has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association six times.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780136097044
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 719