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Encryption for Organizations and Individuals

Basics of Contemporary and Quantum Cryptography

Authors: Ciesla, Robert

  • Covers Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems from DARPA Quantum Network and SwissQuantum
  • Outlines best practices for securing the data-centers of your organization against attacks
  • Explores new quantum cryptographic solutions such as zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) systems
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About this book

Cryptography and encryption aren't just for geeks and spies—they’re also part of our daily lives. This book enlightens you with the basics of digital cryptography and covers the must-do practices organizations need to implement when it comes to fending off data theft and eavesdroppers. You will uncover the concepts of digital encryption and examine key digital encryption algorithms and their various applications. Gauging cryptography from an enterprise perspective, you will get an in-depth look at common attacks that can occur in your systems and lean how to counter them

Moving on to quantum computing, you will discover how it differs from the current computing paradigm and understand its potential for the future. After clearing the basics, you will take a close look at how quantum computers work in practice. Shifting focus to quantum cryptography, you will learn more about quantum key distribution (QKD) and how it differs from present-day encryption methodologies. You will also consider the current implementations of QKD, including distribution systems by SwissQuantum and QKD-distribution networks provided by the DARPA Quantum Network. Ultimately, you will learn the means of defending against cryptographic attacks in the up-and-coming quantum age, such as utilizing zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) systems.

Deepen your knowledge of cryptographic concepts and be introduced to the new paradigm of quantum cryptography with this book.

 

What You Will Learn

  • Appreciate how digital encryption algorithms work
  • Secure your infrastructure from cryptographic attacks
  • Understand the basics of quantum information science
  • Discover how cryptography relates to quantum computing
  • Implement Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)


Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at readers who have an interest in both well-established and up-and-coming types of cryptography, as well as members of organizations to whom privacy is a top priority.

About the authors

Robert Ciesla is a freelance writer from Helsinki, Finland. He has worked on many video games on several platforms. He is the author of Game Development with Ren'Py (2019) and Mostly Codeless Game Development (2017). Ever since finishing A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking in middle school, Robert has been fascinated by the world of quantum mechanics. Robert's Bachelor's thesis in journalism took on some questions on how to popularize the core concepts of quantum physics and related fields. He has devoured most relevant books in the field since and continues to explore this area of reality.

Buy this book

eBook £23.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6056-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover £29.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 15, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6055-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encryption for Organizations and Individuals
Book Subtitle
Basics of Contemporary and Quantum Cryptography
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Robert Ciesla
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6056-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6056-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6055-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 286
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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