Security of Information and Communication Networks. IEEE Press Series on Information and Communication Networks Security

  • ID: 2173818
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A complete treatment of securing and transporting information over a secure network

Although information security and communication network security are extremely hot topics, few books combine both areas in a substantive manner. Security of Information and Communication Networks fills the important need for a complete conceptual treatment of both securing information and transporting it over a secure network.

Written in simple language and with minimal mathematics, it thoroughly describes:

  • Mathematical foundations

  • Ciphers and algorithms

  • Cryptographic key distribution systems

  • Chaotic cryptographic systems

  • Communication security layers classifications

  • Network security

  • Quantum networks and quantum key distribution

  • Next–generation optical network security

  • Biometrics and communication networks

Complemented with figures and graphs to illustrate mathematical and network security concepts, this is a practical reference book for students, professionals, researchers, practitioners, and others in business and government who need to gain a conceptual, rather than a technical, understanding of this important topic. It also serves as a valuable supplemental text for courses in cryptography, information security, communications security, and networking security.

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About the Author.

1. Introduction.

1.1 A Historical Perspective of Information and Network Security.

1.2 Modern Cryptography, Watermarking, Steganography, Escrow and Cryptanalysis.

1.3 Network Security.

1.4 Security Threatening Attacks and Actions.

2. Mathematical Foundations.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Logarithms.

2.3 Prime Numbers.

2.4 Modulus Arithmetic.

2.5 Greatest Common Divisor.

2.6 Groups.

2.7 Rings.

2.8 Fields.

2.9 The Fermat s Theorem.

2.10 The Euler s Theorem.

2.11 Exclusive–Or.

2.12 Random Numbers.

3. Ciphers and Algorithms.

3.1 Symmetric/Asymmetric Ciphers.

3.2 Symmetric Ciphers.

3.3 Asymmetric Cipher Systems.

3.4 Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems.

3.5 The RSA Algorithm.

3.6 Key Management.

4. Cryptographic Key Distribution Systems.

4.1 Key Distribution.

4.2 Merkle s Puzzle Method.

4.3 Shamir s Key Distribution Method.

4.4 Diffi e–Hellman Key Exchange Distribution.

4.5 Digital Signature Systems.

4.6 The Trusted Third Party or Key Escrow Encryption System.

5. Chaotic Cryptographic Systems.

5.1 Fundamentals of Chaotic Processes.

5.2 Application of Chaotic Systems to Communications.

5.3 Application of Chaotic Systems to Cryptography.


6. Communication Security Layer Classifi cations.

6.1 A Synergistic Security Framework.

6.2 Firewalls and Gateways.

6.3 Security Cross–Portfolio.

6.4 Attacks and Security in the Internet.


7. Network Security: Wireless Systems.

7.1 Wireless Networks.

7.2 WLAN.

7.3 Wi–Fi, WPA and WPA2.


7.5 Wireless Mobile Access Networks.

7.6 B3G/4G.

7.7 WiMax.

7.8 IP Multimedia Subsystems.

7.9 Bluetooth.

7.10 Wireless Personal Area Networks.

7.12 Wireless Ad–Hoc Networks.


8. Network Security: Wired Systems.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Wired Networks.

8.3 Security Issues.

8.4 Security Comparison Between PSDN and IP.


9. Network Security: Optical Systems.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Layers of Network Security.

9.3 Security of Optical Access Network.

9.4 Cyber–Attack Detection Mechanisms.

9.5 A WDM Method Applicable to Link Security.

9.6 Free Space Optical Networks.


10. Quantum Networks.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Quantum Mechanics Not–for–Dummies.

10.3 Quantum Cryptography.

11. Next Generation Optical Network Security.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Standardized Protocols for Cost–Effi cient Optical Networks.

11.3 Security in the Next Generation SONET/SDH.


12. Biometrics in Communication Networks.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Biometric Types.

12.3 Biometrics and Cryptography.

12.4 Local and Remote Authentication.

12.5 Biometrics Remote Authentication.




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Finding a comprehensive and readable book in security is still rare. This work by Kartalopoulos (Univ. of Oklahoma) is one of these diamonds in the rough. ( CHOICE , April 2010)
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