Cryptology for Engineers - Cover

April 2020, 384 Seiten,

ISBN-13: 978-981-120-804-1


Robert Schmied

Cryptology for Engineers

An Application-Oriented Mathematical Introduction

Cryptology is increasingly becoming one of the most essential fields of interest in everyday life. More than ever, any communication happens by transferring digital data between at least two participants—But do we want to disclose private data while executing a sensitive bank transfer? How about allowing third-party entities to eavesdrop on private calls while performing an important secret business meeting? Do we want to allow ambient communication concerning us to be manipulated while control software is driving our autonomous car along a steep slope? Questions like these make it clear why issues of security are a great concern in our increasingly augmented world.


Cryptology for Engineers argues for the study of the field of digital security in communications systems. In order to have a deep understanding of the subject a wide range topics need to be covered. This book emphasizes the cryptographical functionalities of ciphering, hash generation, digital signature generation, key management and random number generation, with a clear sense of the mathematical background on the one hand and engineers’ requirements on the other. Numerous examples computable by hand or with a small additional cost in most cases are provided inside. All algorithms mentioned can be implemented quickly, and all derivations are elaborated upon such that they can be easily understood.

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