Features Excellent organization of material and numbering of items provides easy and rapid access of information, and includes: More than 200 algorithms and protocols More than 200 tables and figures More than 1,000 numbered definitions, facts, examples, notes, and remarks Over 1,250 significant references, including brief comments on each paper The expertise of more than 90 experts in cryptography who reviewed chapters in their specialties Extensive notes at the end of each chapter survey the relevant literature