Publication Details

The chapter was originally published as Seberry, J, Charnes, C, Pieprzyk, J and Safavi-Naini, Crypto Topics And Applications I, in Atallah, MJ (ed), The CRC Handbook of Algorithms and Theory of Computation, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1999, 41.1-41.30. Copyright Taylor & Francis.


In this chapter we continue our exposition of the crypto topics which was begun in the previous chapter. This chapter covers: Secret Sharing, Threshold Cryptography, Signature Schemes, and finally Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography. As in the previous chapter, we have focused only on the essentials of each topic. We have included in the bibliography sufficient items which can be consulted for further details.