By Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier, Tadayoshi Kohno
Final Release Date: February 2011
Learn to build cryptographic protocols that work in the realworld
Knowing how a camera works does not make you a greatphotographer. Knowing what cryptographic designs are and howexisting cryptographic protocols work does not give you proficiencyin using cryptography. You must learn to think like acryptographer.
That is what this book will teach you. Dive deeply intospecific, concrete cryptographic protocols and learn why certaindecisions were made. Recognize the challenges and how to overcomethem. With this book, which is suitable for both classroom andself-study, you will learn to use cryptography effectively inreal-world systems.
Understand what goes into designing cryptographic protocols
Develop an understanding of the interface between cryptographyand the surrounding system, including people, economics, hardware,software, ethics, policy, and other aspects of the real world
Look beyond the security protocol to see weaknesses in thesurrounding system
Thwart the adversary by understanding how adversaries think