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Book Reviews

The following reviews shall help the IACR members and the community to buy books in cryptology and related areas.

If you have any questions regarding the IACR book reviewing system, or would like to volunteer a review, please contact Edoardo Persichetti (Dakota State University, USA) via books at You can check the list of reviewable books to see if your favourite book is still available. At the moment, this list contains books of Cambridge University Press, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Presses Polytechnique Et Universitaires Romandes, Springer and Wiley, whose support we hereby gratefully acknowledge.

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Cambridge University Press

  1. I. Blake, G. Seroussi, N. Smart: Elliptic Curves in Cryptography

  2. I. Csiszar, J. Koerner: Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems

  3. E. Desurvire: Classical and Quantum Information Theory

  4. O. Goldreich: Foundations of Cryptography, Volumes I and II

  5. S. W. Golomb, G. Gong: Signal Design for Good Correlation For Wireless Communication, Cryptography, and Radar

  6. M. Hendry: Multi-application Smart Cards Technology and Applications

  7. R. Lidl, H. Niederreiter: Finite Fields (2nd Edition)

  8. S. Loepp, W. Wootters: Protecting Information: From Classical Error Correction to Quantum Cryptography

  9. J. H. Loxton: Number Theory and Cryptography

  10. R. J. McEliece: The Theory of Information and Coding (2nd Edition)

  11. N. D. Mermin: Quantum Computer Science

  12. M. A. Nielsen, I. L. Chuang: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

  13. J. Talbot, D. Welsh: Complexity and Cryptography: An Introduction

  14. J. C. A. Van Der Lubbe: Basic Methods of Cryptography

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

  1. S. A. Ahson, M. Ilyas: Cloud Computing and Software Services - Theory and Techniques

  2. F. Bonchi, E. Ferrari (Editors): Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery

  3. N. Boudriga: Security of Mobile Communications

  4. W. J. Buchanan: Introduction to Security and Network Forensics

  5. Z. Cao: New Directions of Modern Cryptography

  6. G. Chartrand, P. Zhang: Chromatic Graph Theory

  7. H. Cohen, G. Frey: Handbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography

  8. A. Das: Computational Number Theory

  9. A. J. Elbirt: Understanding and Applying Cryptography and Data Security

  10. M. Erickson, A. Vazzana: Introduction to Number Theory

  11. B. Furht, D. Kirovski: Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications

  12. R. Garnier, G. Taylor: Discrete Mathematics

  13. J. Graham, R. Howard, R. Olson: Cyber Security Essentials

  14. D. W. Hardy, F. Richman, C. L. Walker: Applied Algebra - Codes, Ciphers, And Discrete Algorithms

  15. S. Heubach, T. Mansour: Combinatorics of Compositions and Words

  16. M. J. Hinek: Cryptanalysis of RSA and its Variants

  17. F. Hu, X. Cao: Wireless Sensor Networks: Principles and Practice

  18. D. Jacobson: Introduction to Network Security

  19. A. Joux: Algorithmic Cryptanalysis

  20. J. Katz, Y. Lindell: Introduction to Modern Cryptography

  21. J. Koolen, J. Ho Kwak, M.-Y. Xu (Editors): Applications of Group Theory to Combinatorics

  22. J. S. Kraft, L. C. Washington: An Introduction to Number Theory with Cryptography

  23. D. J. Landoll: The Security Risk Assessment Handbook - A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments

  24. S. Lian: Multimedia Content Encryption: Techniques and Applications

  25. N. A. Loehr: Bijective Combinatorics

  26. A. Lozano-Nieto: RFID Design Fundamentals and Applications

  27. A. McAndrew: Introduction to Cryptography with Open-Source Software

  28. M. S. Merkow, L. Raghavan: Secure and Resilient Software Development

  29. R. A. Mollin: Advanced Number Theory with Applications

  30. R. A. Mollin: Algebraic Number Theory (2nd Edition)

  31. R. A. Mollin: Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times

  32. R. A. Mollin: Fundamental Number Theory with Applications (2nd Edition)

  33. G. L. Mullen, D. Panario: Handbook of Finite Fields

  34. R. C. Newman: Computer Forensics - Evidence Collection and Management

  35. A. S. K. Pathan: Security of Self-Organizing Networks

  36. F. Roberts, B. Tesman: Applied Combinatorics (2nd Edition)

  37. K. Rosen: Handbook of Discrete & Combinatorial Mathematics (2nd Edition)

  38. B. Rosenberg: Handbook of Financial Cryptography and Security

  39. J. Smith: Introduction to Abstract Algebra

  40. A. Stanoyevitch: Discrete Structures with Contemporary Applications

  41. A. Stanoyevitch: Introduction to Cryptography

  42. A. K. Talukder, M. Chaitanya: Architecting Secure Software Systems

  43. G. Valiente: Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology using Perl and R

  44. L. C. Washington: Elliptic Curves - Number Theory and Cryptography (2nd Edition)

  45. Y. Zhang, P. Kitsos: Security in RFID and Sensor Networks

  46. Y. Zhang, J. Zheng, H. Hu: Security in Wireless Mesh Networks


  1. K. de Leeuw, J. Bergstra (Editors): The History of Information Security - A Comprehensive Handbook

Presses Polytechnique Et Universitaires Romandes

  1. G. Avoine, P. Oechslin, P. Junod: Computer System Security: Basic Concepts and Solved Exercises

  2. B. Martin: Codage, Cryptologie et Applications [French]

  3. S. Vaudenay: La Fracture Cryptographique [French]


  1. M. Aigner, G. M. Ziegler: Proofs from THE BOOK (4th Edition)

  2. T. Baignères, P. Junod, Y. Lu, J. Monnerat, S. Vaudenay: A Classical Introduction To Cryptography Exercise Book

  3. M.W. Baldoni, C. Ciliberto, G.M. Piacentini Cattaneo: Elementary Number Theory, Cryptography and Codes

  4. G. V. Bard: Algebraic Cryptanalysis

  5. F. L. Bauer: Historische Notizen zur Informatik [German]

  6. F. L. Bauer: Decrypted Secrets - Methods and Maxims of Cryptology

  7. F. L. Bauer: Entzifferte Geheimnisse - Methoden und Maximen der Kryptologie [German]

  8. G. Bella: Formal Correctness of Security Protocols

  9. D. J. Bernstein, J. Buchmann, E. Dahmen (Editors): Post-Quantum Cryptography

  10. N. L. Biggs: Codes: An Introduction to Information, Communication and Cryptography

  11. J. Biskup: Security in Computing Systems

  12. C. Boyd, A. Mathuria: Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment

  13. J. Buchmann: Introduction to Cryptography

  14. J. Buchmann, U. Vollmer: Binary Quadratic Forms

  15. J. Calmet, W. Geiselmann, J. Mueller-Quade: Mathematical Methods in Computer Science

  16. S. Chatterjee, P. Sarkar: Identity-Based Encryption

  17. H. Chen, E. Reid, J. Sinai, A. Silke, B. Ganor: Terrorism Informatics

  18. K.-K. R. Choo: Secure Key Establishment

  19. C. Cid, S. Murphy, M. Robshaw: Algebraic Aspects of the Advanced Encryption Standard

  20. P. H. Cole, D. C. Ranasinghe: Networked RFID Systems and Lightweight Cryptography

  21. R. Crandall, C. Pomerance: Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective

  22. E. Damiani, C. A. Ardagna, N. El Ioini: Open Source Systems Security Certification

  23. H. Delfs, H. Knebl: Introduction to Cryptography, Principles and Applications (2nd Edition)

  24. A. W. Dent, Y. Zheng: Practical Signcryption

  25. M. Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time

  26. J. Ding, J. E. Gower, D. S. Schmidt: Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystems

  27. S. Foresti: Preserving Privacy in Data Outsourcing

  28. A. A. Ghorbani, W. Lu, M. Tavallaee: Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention

  29. M. Hafner, R. Breu: Security Engineering for Service-Oriented Architectures

  30. C. Hazay, Y. Lindell: Efficient Secure Two-Party Protocols

  31. D. Henrici: RFID Security and Privacy

  32. M. Higgins: Number Story: From Counting to Cryptography

  33. J. Hoffstein, J. Pipher, J. Silverman: An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography

  34. J. Hromkovic: Algorithmic Adventures

  35. J. Hromkovic: Theoretical Computer Science

  36. J. M. Kizza: Guide to Computer Network Security

  37. L. R. Knudsen and M. J. B. Robshaw: The Block Cipher Companion

  38. Ç. K. Koç: Cryptographic Engineering

  39. L. Kocarev, S. Lian: Chaos-Based Cryptography

  40. L. C. Larson: Problem-Solving Through Problems

  41. W. Lee, C. Wand, D. Dagon: Botnet Detection

  42. K. Lemke, C. Paar, M. Wolf (Editors): Embedded Security in Cars

  43. R. J. Lipton: The P=NP Question and Gödel’s Lost Letter

  44. S. Mangard, E. Oswald, T. Popp: Power Analysis Attacks: Revealing the Secrets of Smart Cards

  45. K. Mayes, K. Markantonakis (Editors): Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications

  46. K. Mehlhorn, P. Sanders: Algorithms and Data Structures: The Basic Toolbox

  47. P. Nguyen, Vallee: The LLL Algorithm

  48. F. Nielsen: A Concise and Practical Introduction to Programming Algorithms in Java

  49. C. Paar, J. Pelzl: Understanding Cryptography

  50. J. Rothe: Complexity Theory and Cryptology - An Introduction to Cryptocomplexity

  51. J. Rothe: Komplexitätstheorie und Kryptologie - Eine Einführung in die Kryptokomplexität [German]

  52. C. Rousseau, Y. Saint Aubin: Mathematics and Technology

  53. A.-R. Sadeghi, D. Naccache (Editors): Towards Hardware-Intrinsic Security: Foundations and Practice

  54. M. Sala, T. Mora, L. Perret, S. Sakata, C. Traverso (Editors): Gröbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography

  55. D. Salomon: Elements of Computer Security

  56. B. Schneier: Beyond Fear

  57. A. Singh, B. Singh: Identifying Malicious Code Through Reverse Engineering

  58. P. Stavroulakis, M. Stamp: Handbook of Information and Communication Security

  59. H. Stichtenoth: Algebraic Function Fields and Codes (2nd Edition)

  60. Y. Sun, W. Trappe, K. J. R. Liu: Network-Aware Security for Group Communications

  61. P. Tuyls, B. Skoric, T. Kevenaar (Editors): Security with Noisy Data

  62. S. Vaudenay: A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security

  63. S. Y. Yan: Cryptanalytic Attacks on RSA

  64. S. Y. Yan: Primality Testing and Integer Factorization in Public-Key Cryptography

  65. K. Yang, X. Jia: Security for Cloud Storage Systems


  1. R. Anderson: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems (2nd Edition)

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