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Preface. 1. Our Design Philosophy. 2. The Context of Cryptography. 3. Introduction to Cryptography. I Message Security. 4. Block Ciphers. 5. Block Cipher Modes. 6. Hash Functions. 7. Message Authentication Codes. 8. The Secure Channel. 9. Implementation. Issues (I). II Key Negotiation. 10. Generating Randomness. 11. Primes. 12. Diffie-Hellman. 13. RSA. 14. Introduction to Cryptographic Protocols. 15. Negotiation Protocol. 16. Implementation Issues. III Key Management. 17. The Clock. 18. Key Servers. 19. The Dream of PKI. 20. PKI Reality. 21. PKI Practicalities. 22. Storing Secrets. IV Miscellaneous. 23. Standards. 24. Patents. 25. Involving Experts. Acknowledgments. Bibliography. Index.

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NIELS FERGUSON is a cryptographic engineer and consultant. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and large-scale security infrastructures. Previously, Ferguson was a cryptographer for DigiCash and CWI, and he worked closely with Bruce Schneier at Counterpane Internet Security. He has published numerous scientific papers. BRUCE SCHNEIER is founder and chief technical officer at Counterpane Internet Security, a managed-security monitoring company. A world-renowned scientist, security expert, and lecturer, he is the author of Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World and Applied Cryptography (both from Wiley).

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