A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Information Security by Stig F. Mjolsnes

By Stig F. Mjolsnes

With such a lot products and services now being provided via electronic communications, new demanding situations have emerged for info protection specialists. A Multidisciplinary creation to info Security offers a number themes at the safeguard, privateness, and defense of knowledge and verbal exchange know-how. It brings jointly tools in natural arithmetic, computing device and telecommunication sciences, and social sciences.

The e-book starts off with the cryptographic algorithms of the complicated Encryption common (AES) and Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman (RSA). It explains the mathematical reasoning in the back of public key cryptography and the houses of a cryptographic hash functionality earlier than proposing the rules and examples of quantum cryptography. The textual content additionally describes using cryptographic primitives within the conversation procedure, explains how a public key infrastructure can mitigate the matter of crypto-key distribution, and discusses the safety difficulties of instant community entry. After reading earlier and current security mechanisms within the international cellular telecommunication process, the e-book proposes a software program engineering perform that stops assaults and misuse of software program. It then provides an assessment process for making sure protection standards of goods and structures, covers equipment and instruments of electronic forensics and computational forensics, and describes hazard evaluate as a part of the bigger job of hazard administration. the ultimate bankruptcy makes a speciality of details safety from an organizational and other people aspect of view.

As our methods of speaking and doing enterprise proceed to shift, info safeguard execs needs to locate solutions to evolving concerns. delivering a place to begin for extra complex paintings within the box, this quantity addresses numerous safety and privateness difficulties and recommendations relating to the newest info and communique technology.

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Another threat is that a nonintended recipient is able to determine that Alice is sending a message to Bob, at which time the communication is sent, the length of the message, and other details about the transmission process. This is referred to as traffic analysis. A third threat is that a nonintended recipient is able to read the content of the message, even though it may be encrypted. This is called cryptanalysis. A fourth threat is that Bob will break Alice’s confidence assumption and reveal (parts of) the message.

1 20 22 22 26 31 32 32 33 33 Introduction Most of the computations needed in the security domain may be done by software. But since we normally search for methods that are hard and/or timeconsuming to perform, to avoid intrusion or cracking, it is often beneficial to implement some security applications in hardware. Order(s) of magnitude execution time speedup can be achieved, as demonstrated later in this chapter. High performance is often needed when traffic is high, for example, for authorized money transfers.

The example will provide insight into performance and cost as a function of complexity driven by key length. From a project in the course Realization and Test of Digital Components, NTNU, Fall 2008, we retrieved the following insight from one of the best project reports, written by Rune A. Bjørnerud and Lars O. Opkvitne. The main focus of the specification was maximum throughput, while constraining the use of resources on an FPGA. The realization was done on an FPGA from Xilinx: the Virtex 2 XC2V1000 [3].

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