An Overview of Cryptography
  • Author: Gary Kessler
  • Format: online HTML
  • Price: free

A brief introduction to cryptographic methods focused on the terms and concepts, comparing cryptographic schemes in use today, including Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange, RSA, DES, PGP, IPsec, SSL, Cisco’s Stream Cipher, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Rijndael.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • The Purpose of Cryptography
  • Types of Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Trust Models
  • Cryptographic Algorithms In Action
  • Conclusion… of sorts
  • References and Further Reading

http://www.garykessler.net/library/crypto.html