"The new edition of this unique book on secure communications, which are critically important for e-commerce, is very timely and fills a big void in the literature. It is well structured and well written. It provides a comprehensive and thorough treatment of the field. It is a valuable reference book for practitioners, as well as a solid textbook for students and teachers."
—Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College, New York, New York, USA
Mostafa Hashem Sherif is a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T in Middletown, New Jersey, USA. He received a BSc in electronics and communications and an MSc in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1972 and 1975, respectively, and a PhD in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1980. In 1996, he earned a master of science in management of technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Widely published, Dr. Sherif is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the steering committee of the Kaleidoscope series of conferences organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He was a member of the steering committee of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication from 1995 to 2006, a member of the evaluation committee for the State of New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology from 2000 to 2002, and a participant in activities on innovation and technology management sponsored by the National Science Foundation in 1987, 1989, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002.