Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice

Stallings Cryptography and Network Security, Seventh Edition, introduces students to the compelling and evolving field of cryptography and network security. In an age of viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud on a global scale, security is paramount. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. In the first part of the book, the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored by providing a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology. The latter part of the book deals with the practice of network security: practical applications that have been implemented and are in use to provide network security.

Book contents:

  1. Computer and Network Security Concepts

  2. Introduction to Number Theory

  3. Classical Encryption Techniques

  4. Block Ciphers and the Data Encryption Standard

  5. Finite Fields

  6. Advanced Encryption Standard

  7. Block Cipher Operation

  8. Random Bit generation and Stream Ciphers

  9. Public key Cryptography and RSA

  10. Other Public Key Crytosystems

  11. Cryptographic Hash Functions

  12. Message Authentication Codes

  13. Digital Signatures

  14. Key Management and Distribution

  15. User Authentication

  16. Network Access Control and Cloud Security

  17. Transport Level Security

  18. Wireless network Security

  19. Electronic Mail Security

  20. Malicious Software

  21. Intruders

  22. Firewalls

  23. Legal and Ethical Issues