Ari Juels Tetraktys

ISBN 13: 9780982283707

Tetraktys

3.44 avg rating
( 54 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780982283707: Tetraktys
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

International computer security expert Ari Juels brings his extraordinary talents to fiction in a literary thriller that spans the centuries. Cryptographer and classicist Ambrose Jerusalem is a UC Berkeley graduate student with a beautiful girlfriend and a comfortable future, until the National Security Agency recruits him to track a strange pattern of computer break-ins. Individually, they might not mean much a State Department official discovers a peculiar series of incriminating appointments in her computer calendar dating back to 18th century France; a corrupt president of the International Monetary Fund is startled by an oracular voice from his computer charging him with crimes against divine numerology and God but together, they provide disturbing evidence that someone has broken RSA encryption, the security lynchpin protecting the world s computer systems. Even more bizarre, a secret cult of latter-day followers of Pythagoras, the great Greek mathematician and philosopher who believed reality could be understood only through a mystical system of numbers, appears to be behind the attacks. With his deep knowledge of both cryptography and classical antiquity, Ambrose is the government s best chance to uncover the cult. Soon Ambrose discovers he is not only the hunter but the hunted, and the game is not simply code-breaking, but a deadly plan to alter the fate of the world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dr. Ari Juels is Chief Scientist of RSA Laboratories. His many research publications touch on topics ranging from cryptography to genetic algorithms, with a particular emphasis on security for biometrics, RFID tags (wireless microchips), storage systems, and electronic voting. MIT s Technology Review Magazine named Juels one of the world s top 100 technology innovators under the age of 35 in 2004. In 2007, Computerworld honored him in its 40 Under 40 list. Juels studied Latin Literature and Mathematics at Amherst College and Oxford University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Review:

Code-breaking, forgeries, murder, romance, ancient Greek cults brought to life, three-letter agencies defending national security---what more could one want? A compelling tale, well told! --Professor Ronald L. Rivest, M.I.T., the R in RSA

Juels, chief scientist at RSA Laboratories in Bedford, is best known for highlighting the vulnerability of radio frequency identification technology, or RFID, through his technical articles. But in his first work of fiction, Tetraktys, Juels adds more than a measure of James Bond and Jack Ryan to his expositions on ciphers and factoring. Tetraktys ... adds Juels to the handful of security specialists using fiction to hash out potential security hacking scenarios for coming years. --Mark Baard, The Boston Globe

Code-breaking, forgeries, murder, romance, ancient Greek cults brought to life, three-letter agencies defending national security---what more could one want? A compelling tale, well told! --Professor Ronald L. Rivest, M.I.T., the R in RSA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ari Juels
Published by Emerald Bay Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0982283709 ISBN 13: 9780982283707
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Emerald Bay Books, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110982283709

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Juels, Ari
Published by Emerald Bay Books
ISBN 10: 0982283709 ISBN 13: 9780982283707
New PERFECT PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Emerald Bay Books. PERFECT PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0982283709 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1508795

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ari Juels
Published by Emerald Bay Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0982283709 ISBN 13: 9780982283707
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Emerald Bay Books, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0982283709

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ari Juels
Published by Emerald Bay Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0982283709 ISBN 13: 9780982283707
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Emerald Bay Books, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0982283709

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 752.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds