Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction to Cryptography

Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-204-6.ch002


The chapter introduces the reader to various key ideas in cryptography without going into technicalities. It brings out the need for use of cryptography in electronic communications, and describes the symmetric key techniques as well as public key cryptosystems. Digital signatures are also discussed. Data integrity and data authentication are also discussed.

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