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Best Cryptography Books

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Best Cryptography Books
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Understanding Cryptography
A Textbook for Students and Practitioners
Christof Paar - Dec 10, 2009
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Cryptography is now ubiquitous - moving beyond the traditional environments, such as government communications and banking systems, we see cryptographic techniques realized in Web browsers, e-mail programs, cell phones, manufacturing systems, embedded software, smart buildings, cars, and even medical implants. Today's designers need a comprehensive...
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The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Simon Singh - Aug 29, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, t...
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Applied Cryptography
Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C
Bruce Schneier - Mar 30, 2015 (first published in 1993)
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From the world's most renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier, this 20th Anniversary Edition is the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published and is the seminal work on cryptography. Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For developers who need to know abou...
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Cryptography and Network Security
Principles and Practice (7th Edition)
William Stallings - Mar 05, 2016 (first published in 1998)
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KEY BENEFIT Stallings' Cryptography and Network Security, Seventh Edition, introduces the reader to the compelling and evolving field of cryptography and network security. In an age of viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud on a global scale, security is paramount. The purpose of this book is to provide a practical surv...
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Handbook of Applied Cryptography
Alfred J. Menezes - Dec 16, 1996
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Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data comm...
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Neal Stephenson - May 03, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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With this extraordinary first volume in an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detach...
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Code Talker
The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
Chester Nez - Aug 07, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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He is the only original World War II Navajo code talker still alive—and this is his story . . .His name wasn’t Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions. But discrim...
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
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Serious Cryptography
A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption
Jean-Philippe Aumasson - Nov 06, 2017
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Serious Cryptography is the much anticipated review of modern cryptography by cryptographer JP Aumasson. This is a book for readers who want to understand how cryptography works in today's world. The book is suitable for a wide audience, yet is filled with mathematical concepts and meaty discussions of how the various cryptographic mechanisms work....
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Applied Network Security Monitoring
Collection, Detection, and Analysis
Chris Sanders - Dec 19, 2013
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Applied Network Security Monitoring is the essential guide to becoming an NSM analyst from the ground up. This book takes a fundamental approach to NSM, complete with dozens of real-world examples that teach you the key concepts of NSM.Network security monitoring is based on the principle that prevention eventually fails. In the current threat land...
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An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography
Jeffrey Hoffstein - Sep 11, 2014 (first published in 2008)
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This self-contained introduction to modern cryptography emphasizes the mathematics behind the theory of public key cryptosystems and digital signature schemes. The book focuses on these key topics while developing the mathematical tools needed for the construction and security analysis of diverse cryptosystems. Only basic linear algebra is required...
A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography by Neal Koblitz
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Top Secret by Paul B. Janeczko
Network Security with pfSense by Manuj Aggarwal
Defensive Security Handbook by Lee Brotherston
Battle of Wits by Stephen Budiansky
The Keys of Egypt by Lesley Adkins
Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Jonathan Katz
Network Security Essentials by W. Stallings
Cryptography by Douglas R. Stinson
Alan Turing by Andrew Hodges
Modern Cryptography by