This book gives a general picture of modern cryptography. At the same time, it covers specific issues related to developing fast block ciphers using software and/or hardware implementation in a way that is easily understandable to a wide circle of readers. The material dedicated to the meaning of cryptography in informational society, two-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, digital electronic signatures, and a number of well-known single-key ciphers, can be filed under the heading of general description. The detailed look at the issues concerning and methods of dealing with designing fast block ciphers can also be classified as a subject that should interest many, considering their importance in modern information protection technologies and their widespread use. If one skips over the detailed mathematical computations and proofs, one can say that this part of the book’s content can also appeal to a good number of readers, since the different ways of designing fast ciphers are also illustrated with an ample number of pictures and diagrams.
About the Authors
Nik Goots, Ph.D., is the author of 23 scientific articles in the area of information protection, and has two patents.
Boris Izotov, Ph.D., is the author of 21 scientific articles in the area of information protection, and has two patents.
Alex Moldovyan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, is the author of more than 60 scientific articles in the area of information protection, and has 26 patents on fast encryption methods.
Nik Moldovyan, Ph.D., is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and has 50 inventions to his name. He is head researcher at a specialized center for software systems.