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Best Cryptography Books

Recommendations from 12 articles, Adam Savage, Brandon Stanton, Naval Ravikant and 12 others.
Best Cryptography Books
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Understanding Cryptography
A Textbook for Students and Practitioners
Christof Paar - 2011-10-19 (first published in 2009)
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This comprehensive book covers the subject of applied cryptography, from traditional environments such as banking and government communications to modern applications in web browsers, smartphones and even medical implants. It explains the main techniques used in modern cryptography, with practical implementations and minimal mathematics. Ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as for self-study by engineers. Contains examples, problems, and chapter reviews.
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Serious Cryptography
A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption
Jean-Philippe Aumasson - 2017-11-21
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Explore the world of modern cryptography with this highly-anticipated review by renowned cryptographer JP Aumasson. Filled with math concepts and real-world case studies, Serious Cryptography covers secure encryption, block ciphers and ciphers, hash functions, public-key crypto and more. Detailed discussions of strengths, limitations, and potential pitfalls give practitioners valuable insight into best practices for implementing cryptographic protocols. Discover how to choose the right algorithm and protocol for your needs and avoid common mistakes thanks to horror stories and examples of real-life failures.
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Applied Cryptography
Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C
Bruce Schneier - 1995-11-02 (first published in 1993)
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Discover the world of cryptography beyond just encoding and decoding information. In this seminal work, the world-renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and specific techniques, including the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms. Learn how to maintain the privacy of computer data through dozens of cryptography algorithms and practical implementation advice. This premium edition includes a new introduction from the author, making it a must-have for those committed to computer and cyber security.
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The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Simon Singh - 2000-08-29
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This fascinating book delves into the history of encryption, outlining its evolution and revealing the profound effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Navajo Code Talkers, to the breakthrough that made internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of secrecy as the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known. With in-depth technical explanations and portraits of notable figures, this book is both accessible and gripping, forever changing the reader's view of history and what drives it. It will make you wonder just how private your messages truly are.
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Cryptography Engineering
Design Principles and Practical Applications
Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier, Tadayoshi Kohno - 2010-03-08
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Learn how to keep your information secure with the ultimate guide to cryptography, written by world-renowned experts. This essential book covers all major areas of cryptography, including message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll also learn how to build cryptography into products and navigate technical updates and changes in the field. With helpful examples and hands-on exercises, Cryptography Engineering will get you up to speed in this important and challenging area.
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Cryptography and Network Security
Principles and Practice (7th Edition)
William Stallings - 2002-08-27 (first published in 1998)
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Enjoy a practical survey of the principles and practice of cryptography and network security with this book. Learn about computer and network security concepts, encryption techniques, public-key cryptography, user authentication protocols, and much more. The seventh edition includes new and updated material, as well as hands-on experience with cryptographic algorithms through Sage, an open-source package used for mathematical applications. Perfect for anyone interested in the evolving field of cryptography and network security.
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Cracking Codes with Python
An Introduction to Building and Breaking Ciphers
Al Sweigart - 2018-01-23
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This book teaches you how to program in Python by creating and breaking ciphers used to encrypt secret messages. You'll start with simple programs like the Caesar cipher and work your way up to modern secure data transmissions. Each program comes with full code and line-by-line explanations. You'll learn to create real working programs, use dictionary files to detect English or nonsense text, write your own programming modules, and debug common errors. Cracking Codes with Python is a chance to pick up Python skills while getting a peek into the intriguing world of cryptography.
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The Key to Digital Security, How It Works, and Why It Matters
Keith Martin - 2020-05-19
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Discover the nuts-and-bolts of cryptography from a leading expert in information security, and learn about the crucial role it plays in our everyday lives. From mobile phone calls to credit card payments, web searches, and even our smart devices, cryptography underpins the security of everything we do online. In this book, Keith Martin demystifies its applications and explains how to recognize and respond to security technologies. He also delves into controversial applications and the nuances behind alarming headlines, revealing why cryptography is essential reading for anyone concerned about personal security.
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Handbook of Applied Cryptography
Alfred J. Menezes - 1996-10-16
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This book covers the important discipline of cryptography, including public-key cryptography that provides the foundation for information security in many applications. It serves as both an introduction and a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography is a must-have guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography, as well as researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike.
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Neal Stephenson - 2002-11-05 (first published in 1999)
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This epic novel by Neal Stephenson delves into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, exploring the forces that shaped the 20th century during World War II and the present-day World Wide Web. Follow the story of a mathematical genius assigned to a top-secret mission in 1942, and his grandson's attempt to create a "data haven" in the present day. But their scheme uncovers a massive conspiracy and an unbreakable Nazi code, leading to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or universal totalitarianism. A thought-provoking and daring work of great art and creativity.
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Practical Cryptography
Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier - 2003-04-17
Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Jonathan Katz
Real-World Cryptography by David Wong
Top Secret by Paul B. Janeczko
An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography by Jeffrey Hoffstein
A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography by Neal Koblitz
Practical Cryptography in Python by Seth James Nielson, Christopher K. Monson
Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Jonathan Katz, Yehuda Lindell
The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden
Crypto Dictionary by Jean-Philippe Aumasson
Cryptography by Douglas R. Stinson
Cryptography For Dummies by Chey Cobb
Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory by Wade Trappe
Cryptography by Fred Piper, Sean Murphy
Code Talker by Chester Nez
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Network Monitoring and Analysis by
Crypto by Steven Levy
Elementary Number Theory by Burton
Bulletproof SSL and TLS by Ivan Ristic
Cryptography and Network Security by ET ALL KAHATE
Break the Code by Bud Johnson
Applied Network Security Monitoring by Chris Sanders
Battle of Wits by Stephen Budiansky
Defensive Security Handbook by Lee Brotherston
Cryptography Apocalypse by Roger A. Grimes
Foundations of Cryptography by Oded Goldreich
SSL/TLS Under Lock and Key by Paul Baka, Jeremy Schatten
Cryptography Made Simple by Nigel Smart
Practical Python Security by Dennis Byrne
Undefined by Khai Smith
Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security by
The Keys of Egypt by Lesley Adkins
Modern Cryptography for Cybersecurity Professionals by Lisa Bock
Pro Cryptography and Cryptanalysis by Marius Iulian Mihailescu, Stefania Loredana Nita
Handbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography (Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications) by
Network Security with pfSense by Manuj Aggarwal
Cryptography by Maura B. Paterson Douglas R. Stinson
Bent Functions by Natalia Tokareva
Cryptography Decrypted by H. Mel, Doris Baker
Modern Cryptography by