A modern practical book about cryptography for developers with code examples, covering core concepts like: hashes (like SHA-3 and BLAKE2), MAC codes (like HMAC and GMAC), key derivation functions (like Scrypt, Argon2), key agreement protocols (like DHKE, ECDH), symmetric ciphers (like AES and ChaCha20, cipher block modes, authenticated encryption, AEAD, AES-GCM, ChaCha20-Poly1305), asymmetric ciphers and public-key cryptosystems (RSA, ECC, ECIES), elliptic curve cryptography (ECC, secp256k1, curve25519), digital signatures (ECDSA and EdDSA), secure random numbers (PRNG, CSRNG) and quantum-safe cryptography, along with crypto libraries and developer tools, with a lots of code examples in Python and other languages.
The book is free, published under the MIT license. Read the book for free from its Web site: https://cryptobook.nakov.com.
Svetlin has been a speaker at hundreds of conferences, seminars, meetups, courses and other trainings in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Egypt, Bulgaria and other locations. He holds a PhD degree in computer science (for his research on computational linguistics and machine learning), several medals from the International Informatics Olympiads (IOI) and the Bulgarian President’s award “John Atanasoff”. He has been a part-time assistant professor / visiting lecturer / technical trainer in Sofia University, New Bulgarian University, the Technical University of Sofia, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) and few others.
Dr. Svetlin Nakov have spent his last 15 years in teaching software engineers: from basics of coding to advanced Web apps. He is proud to have tens of thousands graduates who got technical skills and joined the software industry.
In the last few years Svetlin Nakov together with his partners drive the global expansion of the largest training center for software engineers in Bulgaria and the region – the Software University (https://softuni.us), where he inspires and teaches hundred of thousands of young people in computer science, software development, information technologies and digital skills, and gives them a profession and a job.
Cleared up a lot of things for me, and has decent introductions to symmetric key, asymmetric key, and hybrid encryption schemes. There are a number of repeated sections and omitted subjects-- clearly needs an editor.