Identity-based Cryptography Hardback
Part of the Cryptology and Information Security Series series
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: 01/12/2008
- Category: Data encryption
- ISBN: 9781586039479