Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition

Book Description

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


“Coverage and clarity of material are excellent in this book [Stallings]. This is an appropriate level for first-year graduate students.” — Shambhu Upadhyaya, University at Buffalo

“Bill Stallings has long been known as someone who can explain complicated topics well. I’ve been reading his books since the mid-80’s and they are always well done.” — Mike Kain, Drexel University

“The text [Stallings] compares well to other texts in both theory and application…Stallings’ problems are the best that I’ve seen.” — William Bard, University of Texas

“This is one of the best textbooks [Stallings] designed for a combined introduction to cryptology and network security for computer scientists and engineers that I have seen. Mathematics coverage is adequate…virtually no mathematical background is expected.” — David Arnold, Baylor University

“The text [Stallings] does a very good job of giving a subject overview while including details of various algorithms.” — Edward Allen, Wake Forest University

About the Author

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association six times.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.

Product Details

Hardcover: 744 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (January 24, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0136097049
ISBN-13: 978-0136097044





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