In this age of universal electronic connectivity, of viruses and hackers, of electronic eavesdropping
and electronic fraud, there is indeed no time at which security does not matter.Two
trends have come together to make the topic of this book of vital interest. First, the explosive
growth in computer systems and their interconnections via networks has increased the
dependence of both organizations and individuals on the information stored and communicated
using these systems. This, in turn, has led to a heightened awareness of the need to
protect data and resources from disclosure, to guarantee the authenticity of data and
messages, and to protect systems from network-based attacks. Second, the disciplines of
cryptography and network security have matured, leading to the development of practical,
readily available applications to enforce network security.
William Stallings' Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5e is a practical survey of cryptography and network security with unmatched support for instructors and students.
In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses and hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud, security is paramount. This text provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. First, the basic issues to be addressed by a network security capability are explored through a tutorial and survey of cryptography and network security technology. Then, the practice of network security is explored via practical applications that have been implemented and are in use today. An unparalleled support package for instructors and students ensures a successful teaching and learning experience.
The new edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest topics including expanded coverage of block cipher modes of operation, including authenticated encryption; revised and expanded coverage of AES; expanded coverage of pseudorandom number generation; new coverage of federated identity, HTTPS, Secure Shell (SSH) and wireless network security; completely rewritten and updated coverage of IPsec; and a new chapter on legal and ethical issues.