Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications


  • Thomas Cusick, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
  • Pantelimon Stanica, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA USA

Boolean functions are the building blocks of symmetric cryptographic systems. Symmetrical cryptographic algorithms are fundamental tools in the design of all types of digital security systems (i.e. communications, financial and e-commerce).Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications is a concise reference that shows how Boolean functions are used in cryptography. Currently, practitioners who need to apply Boolean functions in the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols need to patch together needed information from a variety of resources (books, journal articles and other sources). This book compiles the key essential information in one easy to use, step-by-step reference. Beginning with the basics of the necessary theory the book goes on to examine more technical topics, some of which are at the frontier of current research.
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Scientists, engineers, researchers and students who need to understand the underlying foundation and applications of cryptography, or who are involved in designing or implementing cryptographic algorithms or protocols, engineers and scientists who want to have a reference for the use of Boolean functions in cryptography.


Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374890-4

Table of Contents

Preface; A Bit of History; Fourier Analysis of Boolean Functions; Basic Definitions on Boolean Functions; Avalanche and Propagation Criteria; Correlation Immunity and Resiliency; Bent Boolean Functions; Stream Cipher Design; Block Ciphers; Boolean Cayley Graphs; Bibliography; Index