Cryptography for Developers

Cryptography for Developers

1st Edition - December 1, 2006

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  • Author: Tom St Denis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503455

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The only guide for software developers who must learn and implement cryptography safely and cost effectively.Cryptography for Developers 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.

Key Features

  • The author is the developer of the industry standard cryptographic suite of tools called LibTom
  • A regular expert speaker at industry conferences and events on this development

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

    Lead Author

    Technical Editor and Coauthor

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Introduction

    Threat Models

    What Is Cryptography?

    Asset Management

    Common Wisdom

    Developer Tools

    Summary

    Organization

    Chapter 2: ASN.1 Encoding

    Overview of ASN.1

    ASN.1 Syntax

    ASN.1 Data Types

    Implementation

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 3: Random Number Generation

    Introduction

    Measuring Entropy

    How Bad Can It Be?

    RNG Design

    PRNG Algorithms

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 4: Advanced Encryption Standard

    Introduction

    Implementation

    Practical Attacks

    Chaining Modes

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 5: Hash Functions

    Introduction

    Designs of SHS and Implementation

    PKCS #5 Key Derivation

    Putting It All Together

    PKCS #5 Example

    Chapter 6: Message - Authentication Code Algorithms

    Introduction

    Security Guidelines

    Standards

    Cipher Message Authentication Code

    Hash Message Authentication Code

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 7: Encrypt and Authenticate Modes

    Introduction

    Design and Implementation

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 8: Large Integer Arithmetic

    Introduction

    What Are BigNums?

    The Algorithms

    Putting It All Together

    Chapter 9: Public Key Algorithms

    Introduction

    Goals of Public Key Cryptography

    RSA Public Key Cryptography

    Elliptic Curve Cryptography

    Putting It All Together

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2007
  • Published: December 1, 2006
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503455

About the Author

Tom St Denis

Tom St Denis is the author of the industry standard LibTom series of projects. Tom is a senior software developer and cryptographer for the Advanced Micro Devices Corporation. He has been engaged in various international development contracts and speaking engagements since 2004. He is at work on his next book, Cryptography for Developers.

Affiliations and Expertise

senior software developer and cryptographer for the Advanced Micro Devices Corporation.

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