“A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography” is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of applied cryptography. This book is written for individuals who want to learn about applied cryptography and the fundamental concepts and technologies involved in implementing it. It is intended for graduate students, researchers, and professionals who want to understand the applied cryptography and how to implement it in real-world systems.
The book begins by introducing the reader to the basics of applied cryptography, including the history of cryptography and the different types of cryptographic systems. It covers the different components of applied cryptography, such as symmetric-key encryption, public-key encryption, digital signatures, and key exchange protocols, and how they can be used to create secure and reliable systems. The reader will learn about the different types of cryptographic algorithms, such as RSA, AES, and ECC, and how to choose the right algorithm for their system.
As the book progresses, it delves deeper into more advanced topics such as the applied cryptography protocols, like SSL/TLS, IKE and SSH and the side-channel attacks and countermeasures. The reader will learn about how to implement and use these protocols in real-world systems, and how to protect against side-channel attacks such as timing, power and electromagnetic analysis.
The book also covers the latest trends and technologies in the field of applied cryptography, such as homomorphic encryption, post-quantum cryptography and zero-knowledge proof. The reader will learn about the potential future developments in cryptography and the possible ways these can be used to create more secure and efficient systems.
Additionally, the book “A Graduate Course in Applied Cryptography” provides a detailed guide on how to design and implement cryptographic systems, it covers the best practices, common pitfalls and the standards that should be followed while designing cryptographic systems. The book includes practical examples and case studies to help the reader understand the concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios.