[cryptography] beginner crypto

yersinia yersinia.spiros at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 16:40:13 EST 2013


The reference book for  the stanford coursera course is- i presume
almost searching the original stanford course-
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~jkatz/imc.html

It is a good text, introductory, but clear.

Best

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM, fred concklin <fredconcklin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cryptography Engineering is a good, up to date resource:
> https://www.schneier.com/book-ce.html
>
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> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Jeffrey Goldberg <Jeffrey at goldmark.org>
> wrote:
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>> On Dec 29, 2013, at 3:56 PM, yersinia <yersinia.spiros at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM, code elusive <code.elusive at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> >>> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 11:35:28PM +0000, RossMcFarlane wrote:
>>
>> >>>> I'd love to learn some more about cryptography
>>
>> >> [1] https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto
>> >> [2] https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto2
>>
>> > Very nice as a crypto courses.
>>
>> I can also vouch for this.
>>
>> The first one (in addition to stuff I’d sort of picked up on my own) a few
>> years back put me in a position where I can now read a lot of the primary
>> literature in cryptology.
>>
>> The math for cryptography isn’t hard, but it is abstract and does require
>> being able to think mathematically. I found “Understanding Cryptography”
>>
>>   http://wiki.crypto.rub.de/Buch/
>>
>> excellent for understanding the math. But note that it takes a different
>> approach than the crypto course, and you should not rely on that book alone.
>>
>>
>> If anyone points you (Ross) to Applied Cryptography, I’d recommend that
>> you stay away. It was valuable at its time, but it is of historical
>> significance only at this point.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> -j
>>
>>
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