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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction by Fred Piper
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This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impactof cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
OUP Oxford; May 2002
152 pages; ISBN 9780191577758
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Title: Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Fred Piper; Sean Murphy
 
ISBNs
0191539287
9780191539282
9780191577758
9780192803153