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Identity-based Cryptography, Hardback Book


Posed as an open problem in 1984, but efficiently instantiated only in 2001, identity-based encryption hasn't left the forefront of cryptographic research since.

Praised by fans as the economical alternative to public-key infrastructures, booed by critics for its inherent key escrow, identity-based cryptography is also the topic of numerous debates in the cryptographic community. "Identity-Based Cryptography" looks beyond the controversy and intends to give an overview of the current state-of-the-art in identity-based cryptography.

Since research on the topic is still actively continuing, this is necessarily a snapshot of a field in motion, rather than the final word about it.

Still, the authors felt the main concepts have by now sufficiently matured to collect them in a single dedicated volume.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Data encryption
  • ISBN: 9781586039479



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