94A: Communication and information, including encryption
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
For number-theoretic aspects of encryption, see number theory (especially 11T71, algebraic coding theory). See also Computer science, (especially 68P25, data encryption).
Parent field: 94: Information and communication, circuits
Browse all (old) classifications for this area at the AMS.
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Patterson, G. W.: "What is a code?", Comm. ACM 3 1960 315--318. MR25#1071
Neal Koblitz, "A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography", Springer Graduate Texts in Mathematics 114, 1994.
Widman, Kjell-Ove: "Diffie-Hellman and RSA; the layman's guide to public-key cryptography and its applications", Festschrift of Lennart Carleson and Yngve Domar (Uppsala, 1993), 227--248, Acta Univ. Upsaliensis Skr. Uppsala Univ. C Organ. Hist., 58, Uppsala Univ., Uppsala, 1995. MR96d:94006
"Public-key cryptography: state of the art and future directions", Final report of the European Institute for System Security Workshop held in Oberwolfach, July 3--6, 1991. Edited by Th. Beth, M. Frisch and G. J. Simmons. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 578. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992. 97 pp. ISBN 3-540-55215-4 CMP1230643
There are cryptography newsgroups (sci.crypt and the moderated sci.crypt.research). There are also newsgroups comp.compression and comp.compression.research, and possibly sci.image.processing for data compression discussion.
An online data compression textbook