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Topic in Depth - Cryptography (6)

Cryptography is an ancient science, but with the rise of the information age, computers have brought it to a whole new level. Online privacy and national security both depend on encryption, and maintaining a strong standard is more important than ever.


 
Frequently Asked Questions about Today's CryptographyPDF
 
Many common questions about cryptography are answered in this May 2000 handbook by RSA Security, Inc. The contents include a basic introduction to cryptography, tools, applications, problems, cryptoanalysis, techniques, real world uses of cryptography, and legal issues. There is also some discussion of mathematical...

 
Handbook of Applied Cryptography
 
The Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and publishers of the Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, have recently granted free online access to all chapters of the handbook (.pdf). Written by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot, and Scott A. Vanstone,...

 
Quantum Cryptography in Norway
 
This page describes a research project in quantum cryptography from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In addition to information about the project, several research papers, articles, presentations, and masters and doctoral theses are also...

 
Introduction to Cryptography: Games and Programs
 
This introduction to cryptography is a collection of applets including: "Let's Make A Deal," "Let's Make a Deal II," "Monkey Words," "Entropy," "Vigenere," "Rectangular Transposition," and "Monoalphabetic Substitution." This is a wonderful collection of applets for any classroom studying statistics.

 
Cryptographic Toolkit
 
The Cryptographic Toolkit is being developed by a subgroup of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whos members work to implement and promote cryptographic technologies and efficient practices. The purpose of the toolkit is to "enable US Government agencies and others to select cryptographic...

 
Cryptography
 
This site from BarcodesInc gives a helpful overview of what Cryptography is and supplies a number of links to other sites dealing with various issues in cryptography, such as Public Key encryption, Applied Cryptography at Princeton University, Encryption Methods for Financial Institutions, and Cryptographic...


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