A brief introduction of quantum cryptography for engineers
by Bing Qi, Li Qian, Hoi-Kwong Lo
Publisher: arXiv 2010
Number of pages: 36
We present the fundamental principles behind quantum key distribution and discuss a few well-known QKD protocols. Bearing in mind that the majority of our readers are from engineering and experimental optics, we focus more on the experimental implementation of various QKD protocols rather than security analysis. Another important topic that is covered here is the study of the security of practical QKD systems.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. It features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The final chapters cover the modern RSA cipher and public key cryptography.
by Neal R. Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
The author is trying to find a middle ground, a gentle introduction to selected topics in cryptography without avoiding the mathematics. The material is aimed at undergraduate computer science students, but will be accessible to many others.
by Phil Zimmermann
This guide describes how to use PGP to manage your organization’s messages and data. It is an overview of the terminology and concepts of PGP products. It contains discussions of security, privacy, and the vulnerabilities inherent in PGP.
by Mihir Bellare, Phillip Rogaway
The viewpoint taken throughout these notes is to emphasize the theory of cryptography as it can be applied to practice. This is an approach that the authors have pursued in the research, and it seems to be a pedagogically desirable approach as well.