Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Cryptography and Network Security Series
Hardcover: 603 pages
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 2 edition (November 6, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #40,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Books > Science & Math > Mathematics > Pure Mathematics > Combinatorics #14 in Books > Computers & Technology > Security & Encryption > Encryption #16 in Books > Computers & Technology > Security & Encryption > Cryptography
I have not finished the book yet, but from material I went so far and from Jonathan Katz's course on Cryptography I think I can describe authors way of providing information. I would characterize it in two keywords: rigorous and complete. Other materials I have met were maybe more lively but this one is is the best if you are really serious about crypto. It will give all the details you need to understand and work with modern cryptographic primitives. I will teach how to prove or disprove properties of various cryptographic schemes.
A rigorous treatment based on clear assumptions and proofs derived from those assumptions. Mastering the topic is not easy, but Katz's writing is clear.
I think this is simply the very best introductory book available. It does require some math background, but nothing extensive. Anyone with a basic computer science education should be able to follow along. To many books are either at too complex a level, or overly simple. I think this book nailed it.
Great Intro to modern cryptography
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