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In the age of digital transformation, the safeguarding of sensitive information has become more critical than ever. From personal data to corporate secrets, the need for secure communication and data protection is pervasive across various industries. The solution lies in the art of cryptography, an ancient science that continues to shape the digital landscape today.


"Mastering Cryptography" is your comprehensive guide to understanding and harnessing the power of cryptography. Written by renowned experts in the field, this book takes you on a captivating journey through the intricate world of cryptographic techniques, demystifying complex concepts to make them accessible to both novices and seasoned professionals alike.

Mastering Cryptography

  • 1.Introduction to Cryptography
    1.1.The Importance of Cryptography
    1.2.Historical Overview
    1.3.Terminologies and Concepts
    1.4.Types of Cryptography
    1.5.Applications of Cryptography

    2.Symmetric Key Cryptography
    2.1.Principles of Symmetric Key Cryptography
    2.2.Substitution Ciphers
    2.3.Transposition Ciphers
    2.4.Data Encryption Standard (DES)
    2.5.Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
    2.6.Block Ciphers
    2.7.Stream Ciphers
    2.8.Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Key Algorithms

    3.Public Key Cryptography
    3.1.Introduction to Public Key Cryptography
    3.2.RSA Algorithm
    3.3.Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
    3.4.Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
    3.5.Digital Signatures
    3.6.Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    3.7.Cryptanalysis of Public Key Algorithms

    4.Hash Functions
    4.1.Introduction to Hash Functions
    4.2.Cryptographic Hash Functions
    4.3.Security Properties of Hash Functions
    4.4.Message Digest Algorithms
    4.5.HMAC (Hash-based Message Authentication Code)
    4.6.Applications of Hash Functions

    5.Key Management
    5.1.Key Generation
    5.2.Key Distribution
    5.3.Key Agreement Protocols
    5.4.Key Escrow
    5.5.Key Revocation and Expiration
    5.6.Key Storage and Protection

    6.Digital Certificates and SSL/TLS
    6.1.Digital Certificates
    6.2.Certificate Authorities (CAs)
    6.3.SSL/TLS Protocol
    6.4.SSL/TLS Handshake Process
    6.5.SSL/TLS Vulnerabilities and Attacks
    6.6.Securing Web Communications with SSL/TLS

    7.Cryptographic Protocols
    7.1.Authentication Protocols
    7.2.Key Exchange Protocols
    7.3.Secure Multi-Party Computation
    7.4.Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    7.5.Secure Electronic Transactions (SET)
    7.6.Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and OpenPGP

    8.Cryptanalysis Techniques
    8.1.Classical Cryptanalysis Techniques
    8.2.Brute-Force Attacks
    8.3.Frequency Analysis
    8.4.Differential Cryptanalysis
    8.5.Linear Cryptanalysis
    8.6.Meet-in-the-Middle Attacks
    8.7.Side-Channel Attacks
    8.8.Quantum Cryptanalysis

    9.Cryptographic Applications
    9.1.Secure Email Communication
    9.2.Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    9.3.Secure File Storage and Sharing
    9.4.Secure Messaging and Voice Communication
    9.5.Secure Web Browsing
    9.6.Secure Cloud Computing

    10.Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    10.1.Introduction to Cryptocurrencies
    10.2.Blockchain Technology
    10.3.Bitcoin and Ethereum
    10.4.Smart Contracts
    10.5.Cryptocurrency Mining
    10.6.Privacy and Anonymity in Cryptocurrencies

    11.Post-Quantum Cryptography
    11.1.Quantum Computing and its Implications
    11.2.Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    11.3.Lattice-Based Cryptography
    11.4.Code-Based Cryptography
    11.5.Multivariate Cryptography
    11.6.Isogeny-Based Cryptography

    12.Future Trends and Challenges
    12.1.Emerging Cryptographic Technologies
    12.2.Homomorphic Encryption
    12.3.Fully Homomorphic Encryption
    12.4.Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    12.5.Privacy-Preserving Cryptography
    12.6.Quantum-Secure Cryptography
    12.7.Ethical and Legal Considerations

    13.1.Mathematical Background
    13.1.1.Number Theory
    13.1.2.Modular Arithmetic
    13.1.3.Finite Fields
    13.1.4.Probability Theory
    13.1.5.Complexity Theory
    13.2.Cryptographic Libraries and Tools
    13.2.2.Bouncy Castle
    13.3.Glossary of Cryptographic Terms

    14.About the author

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