Note: This post is part of the “20p Everyday” project.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of the best information security schools in the world. Yes that’s Royal Holloway University of London after a long academic journey, ups and downs of course..
I was even more fortunate to have the author of this book, Keith Martin, as one of my professor back in RHUL.
He taught me “Crypto 1”. I enjoyed his lecture very much. It was one of the most interesting lecture at times.
Personally I had some ideas about cryptology (the correct term btw.) since my computer security course I took with Fadi Aloul at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). I had an idea about
what is a public key what is a private key, and what’s PGP (pretty good privacy), thanks to Taha Landolsi and his course “Networks II” at the same university.
Back to the book!
Cryptology is a sexy field. This book gives what I like to call “a helicopter view” about cryptography. The reader will end up learning things about how to design a crypto system, how to break one, and what to follow and what to avoid when implementing one.
Whether you’re a software engineer, or a security tester, this book is a must-read.