Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Everyday CryptographyFundamental Principles and Applications$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Keith M. Martin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695591.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 March 2018

Basic Principles

Basic Principles

(p.2) 1 Basic Principles
Everyday Cryptography

Keith M. Martin

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the basic principles of cryptography. It covers the role of cryptography in securing information; the types of risk to which information is typically exposed; the main security services that are the focus of this book; the fundamentals of cryptosystems; the resources it is reasonable to assume that an attacker of a cryptosystem has access to; and the much misunderstood concept of ‘breaking’ a cryptosystem.

Keywords:   cryptography, information security, security services, cryptosystems

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .