Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

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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 impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods.

Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

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If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy—the author who made "hackers" a household word—comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto rebels"&#151nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters&#151teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

Cryptography Decrypted

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Shows you how to safeguard digital possessions. This book is a practical guide to the essentials of computer cryptography. It explains secret keys and secret key methods like DES, public and private keys, and public key methods like RSA; how keys are distributed through digital certificates; and three real-world systems.

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th Edition

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A complete, up-to-date revision of the leading CISSP training resource from the #1 name in IT security certification and training, Shon Harris Fully revised for the latest release of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource covers all 10 CISSP exam domains developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). This authoritative exam guide features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations. Written by the leading expert in IT security certification and training, CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition helps you pass the exam with ease and also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all 10 CISSP domains: Information security governance and risk management Access control Security architecture and design Physical and environmental security Telecommunications and network security Cryptography Business continuity and disaster recovery Legal, regulations, compliance, and investigations Software development security Security operations
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