Cryptography for Developers


  • Tom St Denis, senior software developer and cryptographer for the Advanced Micro Devices Corporation.

The only guide for software developers who must learn and implement cryptography safely and cost effectively.The book begins with a chapter that introduces the subject of cryptography to the reader. The second chapter discusses how to implement large integer arithmetic as required by RSA and ECC public key algorithms The subsequent chapters discuss the implementation of symmetric ciphers, one-way hashes, message authentication codes, combined authentication and encryption modes, public key cryptography and finally portable coding practices. Each chapter includes in-depth discussion on memory/size/speed performance trade-offs as well as what cryptographic problems are solved with the specific topics at hand.
View full description


Cryptographers, Computer Scientists working in government and industry, Software developers and programmers


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-104-4

Table of Contents

Introduction; ASN.1 Encodings; Random Numbers; Large Integer Arithmetic; Symmetric Key Ciphers; One-Way Hashes; Message Authentication Codes; Encrypted Authentication Modes; Public-Key Cryptography