Here is the listing of Best reference books on Cryptography and Network Security.
|1. “Handbook of Applied Cryptography” by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone
Book Review: This book presents cryptography as a discipline that provides a base for information security in many applications. The book also presents the standards that meet the demands of cryptographic protection in many areas of data communication. This book is a good reference for readers who need a bigger scope of coverage in the field of cryptography. This book is very useful for professionals who practice cryptography as an art. The book presents practical aspects of conventional and public key cryptography and contains abstraction to allow implementation of various algorithms.
|2. “Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice” by William Stallings
Book Review: This book is appropriate for students studying cryptography and computer security and the graduate and undergraduate level. The author presents a practical survey of the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. The book also reflects the recent advancements in the field of cryptography and network security. The book also provides optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self study. The book discusses the concepts of block cipher design, blowfish coverage, triples DES and many other algorithms. The book has the chapters on IP security and web security and includes the coverage of key encryption algorithms, RSA, elliptic curve cryptography, network security tools like kerberos and so on.
|3. “A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography” by Neal Koblitz
Book Review: This book introduces the concepts of arithmetic topics, which are both ancient and modern and presents various applications of number theory in the field of cryptography. The book carries out discussion of basic number theory. The book presents an algorithmic approach thereby putting focus on the efficiency of techniques that come up from theory. The book also includes recent applications in the field of elliptic curves. Extensive exercises and solutions are provided at the end of every chapter.
|4. “Introduction to Cryptography” by Johannes A. Buchmann
Book Review: The book presents various applications where modern cryptographic techniques have been used which include digital signing of documents for access control, for the implementation of electronic money and for copyright protection. This book is useful for readers who want to learn about modern cryptographic algorithms. The book also explains basic techniques of modern cryptography, mathematical results from linear algebra, number theory and probability theory. The book presents recent advances in factoring, discrete logarithmic calculations, algebraic attacks on block ciphers, advanced encryption standards and blind signatures.
|5. “Cryptography Theory and Practice” by Doug Stinson
Book Review: The book presents new encryption schemes on an ongoing basis. The various topics covered in the book are pseudorandom bit generation, entity authentication, key establishment using key distribution, protocols for key agreement, public key infrastructure, secret sharing schemes, multicast security, broadcast encryption and copyright protection. The book also provides informal descriptions of cryptosystems with the inclusion of precise pseudo code and numerical exercises and solutions. The book also describes methods and protocols that safeguard the huge information that is circulating around the world.
|6. “Public-Key Cryptography: Theory and Practice” by A. Das and C. E. Veni Madhavan
Book Review: This book presents various cryptographic concepts in a mathematical way. All the mathematical abstractions are developed from scratch. The book starts with simpler structures like rings, groups and fields followed by complex topics like finite fields, algebraic curves and number fields. The chapters in the book culminate mathematical and algorithmic studies in the design of public key systems for achieving various cryptographic goals. The book also contains a chapter on quantum computation and its implications on public key cryptography. The book is a very good graduate level text book.
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