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A Cryptography Primer: Secrets and Promises Hardcover – March 17, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107017882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107017887
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,360,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This accessible introduction for undergraduates explains the cryptographic protocols for privacy and the use of digital signatures for certifying the integrity of messages and programs. It provides a guide to the principles and elementary mathematics underlying modern cryptography, giving readers a look under the hood for security techniques and the reasons they are thought to be secure.

About the Author

Philip N. Klein is Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award, and has received multiple research grants from the National Science Foundation. He has been made an ACM Fellow in recognition of his contributions to research on graph algorithms. He is a recipient of Brown University's Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Sciences.

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By Ben Navetta on May 21, 2014
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It does a good job of establishing all the basic parts and adding on to get to higher-level concepts. I think it helps that, instead of focusing on a bunch of algorithms that can be looked up, the book uses simplified models to focus on the important ideas.
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