Cryptography and Network Security, 2nd Ed.

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9780138690175: Cryptography and Network Security, 2nd Ed.

Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level courses in Cryptography and Computer security.

Best-selling author and two-time winner of the TEXTY award for the best Computer Science and Engineering text, William Stallings provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. This text, which won the 1999 TAA Award for the best computer science and engineering textbook of the year, has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. It has also been extensively reorganized to provide the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study.

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As we enter the age of universal electronic connectivity in which viruses, hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud can threaten the prosperity and productivity of corporations and individuals, security is increasingly important. Fortunately, the disciplines of cryptography and network security have matured, leading to the development of practical, available applications to enforce network security.

Best-selling author and two-time winner of the TEXTY award for the best computer science and engineering text, William Stallings provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security.

Extensively reorganized to provide the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study, the second edition includes these key features.

  • Looks at system-level security issues, including the threat of and countermeasures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems.
  • NEW - Discussion of block cipher design principles, plus coverage of Blowfish, CAST-128, Triple DES, and other algorithms
  • NEW - Chapters on IP security and Web security
  • Expanded coverage of public-key encryption algorithms and design principles, including RSA and elliptic curve cryptography
  • Covers important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, X.509v3, PGP, S/MIME, IP security, SSL/TLS, and SET
  • On-line transparency masters, an Internet mailing list, and links to relevant web sites are available to http://www.shore.net/~ws/Security2e.html

About the Author:

WILLIAM STALLINGS has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 37 books on various aspects of these subjects. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall web site http://www.prenhall.com.

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