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Below you find books available for review, currently under review and with a completed review

Available Books

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Cambridge University Press

Further titles are available via Cambridge University Press' website. Cambridge University Press books available for review:

  1. Buchberger: Gröbner Bases and Applications
  2. Buttyán: Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks
  3. Churchhouse: Codes and Ciphers
  4. Golomb: Signal Design for Good Correlation
  5. Huth: Secure Communicating Systems - Design, Analysis, and Implementation
  6. Kempf: Wireless Internet Security - Architecture and Protocols
  7. Obaidat: Security of e-Systems and Computer Networks
  8. Sinkov: Elementary Cryptanalysis, 2nd Edition
  9. van der Lubbe: Basic Methods of Cryptography
  10. Yanofsky: Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

Further titles are available via CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group's website. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group books available for review:

  1. Blanchet-Sadri: Algorithmic Combinatorics on Partial Words
  2. Brualdi: A Combinatorial Approach to Matrix Theory and Its Applications
  3. Dua: Data Mining and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
  4. Gross: Combinatorial Methods with Computer Applications
  5. Johnson: Handbook of Finite Translation Planes
  6. Kraft: An Introduction to Number Theory with Cryptography
  7. Lindner: Design Theory, Second Edition
  8. Liu: Security and Policy Driven Computing
  9. Moldovyan: Data-driven Block Ciphers for Fast Telecommunication Systems
  10. Paulsen: Abstract Algebra. An interactive Approach
  11. Peeva: Syzygies and Hilbert Functions
  12. Szabo: Factoring Groups into Subsets
  13. Thuraisingham: Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems
  14. Wallis: Introduction to Combinatorial Designs, Second Edition
  15. Xiao: Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing

Presses Polytechnique Et Universitaires Romandes

PPUR books available for review:
  1. Avoine: Computer System Security - Basic Concepts and Solved Exercises
  2. Sherif: Paiements Electroniques Securises [French]
  3. Tashi: Information Security Evaluation
  4. Vaudenay: La Fracture Cryptographique [French]


Further titles are available via Springer's website. Springer books available for review:

  1. Adjeroh: The Burrows-Wheeler Transform
  2. Aycock: Spyware and Adware
  3. Bard: Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  4. Bauer: Origins and Foundations of Computing
  5. Böhme: Advanced Statistical Steganalysis
  6. Cachin: Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming - 2nd Edition
  7. Camp: Economics of Identity Theft
  8. Chatterjee: Identity-Based Encryption
  9. Cremers: Operational Semantics and Verification of Security Protocols
  10. Fine: Number Theory
  11. Gallier: Discrete Mathematics
  12. Gomes: Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures, and Algorithms
  13. Hromkovic: Theoretical Computer Science
  14. Keromytis: Voice over IP Security
  15. Kuo: Precoding Techniques for Digital Communication Systems
  16. Li: An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications
  17. Maruoka: Concise Guide to Computation Theory
  18. Mehlhorn: Algorithms and Data Structures
  19. Onieva: Secure Multi-Party Non-Repudiation Protocols and Applications
  20. Robshaw: New Stream Cipher Designs
  21. Salomon: A Concise Introduction to Data Compression
  22. Sammes: Forensic Computing
  23. Schellekens: A Modular Calculus for the Average Cost of Data Structuring
  24. Shi: Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security III
  25. Traynor: Security for Telecommunications Networks
  26. Vöcking: Taschenbuch der Algorithmen [German]
  27. Yeung: Information Theory and Network Coding
  28. Zeng: Quantum Private Communication

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Books under review

Cambridge University Press books under review:

  1. [ 2014-01-30 Yesem Kurt Peker] Alpcan: Network Security - A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach
  2. [!2014-06-01 Eric Diehl] Fridrich: Steganography in Digital Media - Principles, Algorithms, and Applications

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Group books under review:

  1. [ 2011-03-01 Ulrich Kaiser] Elaydi, Saber N.: Discrete Chaos, Second Edition: With Applications in Science and Engineering
  2. [ 2011-03-07 Alan Buxey] Young, S.: The Hacker's Handbook: The Strategy Behind Breaking into and Defending Networks
  3. [ 2011-03-08 Jens Irrgang] Sklavos, N.: Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations
  4. [!2011-05-01 Ladan Mahabdi] Lian, Shiguo: Multimedia Content Encryption: Techniques and Applications
  5. [!2011-07-01 Jean-Jacques Quisquater] Hsu: Graph Theory and Interconnection Networks
  6. [!2011-07-01 Jean-Jacques Quisquater] Fung: Introduction to Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing: Concepts and Techniques
  7. [ 2011-05-27 Michael Adjedj] Rosenberg: Handbook of Financial Cryptography and Security
  8. [ 2013-06-17 Kilian David] Gould: Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling
  9. [ 2013-09-16 Frederic Ezerman] Stanoyevitch: Discrete Structures with Contemporary Applications
  10. [!2014-06-11 Jorge Nakahara] Mullen: Handbook of Finite Fields

Springer books under review:

  1. [Ulrich Dürholz is working on the review since 2010-03-17 and he is not replying to my emails since 2010-03-17]
    Micheloni: Error Correction Codes for Non-Volatile Memories

  2. [Till Stegers is working on the review since 2010-10-25 and he is not replying to my emails since 2010-10-25]
    Koblitz: Random Curves

  3. [not yet published Safuat Hamdy] Desmedt: Secure Public Key Infrastructure
  4. [ 2011-02-28 Marc Joye] Katz: Digital Signatures
  5. [!2011-06-30 Azzedine Ramrani] Rodríguez-Henríquez: Cryptographic Algorithms on Reconfigurable Hardware
  6. [!2011-07-01 Jean-Jacques Quisquater] Schroeder: Number Theory in Science and Communication
  7. [!2011-07-01 Jean-Jacques Quisquater] Chaum: Towards Trustworthy Elections
  8. [ 2011-08-15 Alfonso de Gregorio] Portnoy: Global Initiatives to Secure Cyberspace
  9. [ 2013-01-18 Joerg Gerschuetz] Di Pietro: Intrusion Detection Systems
  10. [ 2013-06-14 Sashank Dara] Dowek: Proofs and Algorithms - An Introduction to Logic and Computability
  11. [ 2013-09-16 S.V. Nagaraj] Buchmann: Binary Quadratic Forms
  12. [ 2014-02-11 Edoardo Persichetti] Bernstein: Post-Quantum Cryptography

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Books with a completed review

Cambridge University Press books with a completed review:

  1. [done Avradip Mandal] Blake: Elliptic Curves in Cryptography
  2. [done Serdar Boztas] Csiszár: Information Theory - Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems, 2nd Edition
  3. [done Frederic Ezermann] Desurvire: Classical and Quantum Information Theory - An Introduction for the Telecom Scientist
  4. [done Edoardo Persichetti] Goldreich: Foundations of Cryptography Volumes I and II
  5. [done Yesem Kurt Peker] Hendry: Multi-application Smart Cards - Technology and Applications
  6. [done Edoardo Persichetti] Lidl: Finite Fields - 2nd Edition
  7. [done Bertrand Junjie Fan] Loepp: Protecting Information - From Classical Error Correction to Quantum Cryptography
  8. [done Constantinos Patsakis] Loxton: Number Theory and Cryptography
  9. [done Edoardo Persichetti] McEliece: The Theory of Information and Coding, 2nd Edition
  10. [done Gregory Kohring] Mermin: Quantum Computer Science - An Introduction
  11. [done Cristina Onete] Nielsen: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, 10th Anniversary Edition
  12. [done Sashank Dara] Talbot: Complexity and Cryptography - An Introduction

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Group books with a completed review:

  1. [done Dominik Birk] Ahson: Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques
  2. [done Eric Diehl] Avoine, Gildas: Computer System Security: Basic Concepts and Solved Exercises
  3. [done Jannik Pewny] Bella: Formal Correctness of Security Protocols
  4. [done Eric Diehl] Bonchi: Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques
  5. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Boudriga, N.: Security of Mobile Communications
  6. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Buchanan: Introduction to Security and Network Forensics
  7. [done Yong Hao Ng] Chartrand: Chromatic Graph Theory
  8. [done Thierry Moreau] Cohen, H.: Handbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography
  9. [done Olivier Blazy] Elbirt, Adam J.: Understanding and Applying Cryptography and Data Security
  10. [done Edoardo Persichetti] Erickson, Martin: Introduction to Number Theory
  11. [done Yesem Kurt Peker] Furht, B.: Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications
  12. [done Gregory Kohring] Garnier: Discrete Mathematics
  13. [done Emin Tatli] Graham: Cyber Security Essentials
  14. [done Julia Borghoff] Hardy, Darel W.: Applied Algebra: Codes, Ciphers and Discrete Algorithms, Second Edition
  15. [done Serdar Boztas] Heubach, Silvia: Combinatorics of Compositions and Words
  16. [done Jannik Pewny] Hinek, M. Jason: Cryptanalysis of RSA and Its Variants
  17. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Hu: Wireless Sensor Networks: Principles and Practice
  18. [done Olivier Blazy] Jacobson, Douglas: Introduction to Network Security
  19. [done Julia Borghoff] Joux, Antoine: Algorithmic Cryptanalysis
  20. [done Cristina Onete] Katz, Jonathan: Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Principles and Protocols
  21. [done Ladan Mahabadi] Katz, Jonathan: Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Principles and Protocols
  22. [done Cristina Onete] Kitsos, P.: Security in RFID and Sensor Networks
  23. [done Asha Rao] Koolen, Jack: Applications of Group Theory to Combinatorics
  24. [done Yesem Kurt Peker] Landoll: The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments, Second Edition
  25. [done Jannik Pewny] Lian, Shiguo: Multimedia Content Encryption: Techniques and Applications
  26. [done Kian Boon Tay] Loehr: Bijective Combinatorics
  27. [done Jorge Nakahara Jr.] Lozano-Nieto: RFID Design Fundamentals and Applications
  28. [done Abderrahmane Nitaj] McAndrew: Introduction to Cryptography with Open-Source Software
  29. [done Emin Tatli] Merkow: Secure and Resilient Software Development
  30. [done Bertrand Junjie Fan] Mollin, Richard A.: Algebraic Number Theory, Second edition
  31. [done Francesco Sica] Mollin, Richard A.: Fundamental Number Theory with Applications, Second Edition
  32. [done Bertrand Junjie Fan] Mollin, Richard A.: Advanced Number Theory with Applications
  33. [done Ken Radke] Mollin, Richard A.: Codes: The Guide to Secrecy From Ancient to Modern Times
  34. [done Jannik Pewny] Newman, Robert C.: Computer Forensics: Evidence Collection and Management
  35. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Pathan: Security of Self-Organizing Networks: MANET, WSN, WMN, VANET
  36. [done Kian Boon Tay] Roberts, Fred: Applied Combinatorics, Second Edition
  37. [done Kian Boon Tay] Rosen: Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics, Second Edition
  38. [done Frederic A.B. Edoukou] Smith, Jonathan D. H.: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  39. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Stanoyevitch, A.: Introduction to Cryptography with Mathematical Foundations and Computer Implementations
  40. [done Emin Tatli] Talukder, Asoke K.: Architecting Secure Software Systems
  41. [done Jannik Pewny] Valiente, Gabriel: Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology Using Perl and R
  42. [done Vincent Immler] Washington, Lawrence C.: Elliptic Curves: Number Theory and Cryptography, Second Edition
  43. [done Gloria Tuquerres] Zhang, Y.: Security in Wireless Mesh Networks

Presses Polytechnique Et Universitaires Romandes books with a completed review:

  1. [done Eric Diehl] Martin: Codage, Cryptologie et Applications [French]

Springer books with a completed review:

  1. [done Edoardo Persichetti] Hoffstein: An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography
  2. [done Gregory Kohring] Aigner: Proofs from THE BOOK
  3. [done Gregory Kohring] Aigner: Das BUCH der Beweise [German]
  4. [done Abdelhak Azhari] Baigneres: A Classical Introduction to Cryptography Exercise Book
  5. [done Yesem Kurt Peker] Baldoni: Elementary Number Theory, Cryptography and Codes
  6. [done Wael Said Abdel mageed Mohamed] Bard: Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  7. [done Rusydi Hasan Makarim] Bard: Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  8. [done Denise Reinert] Bauer: Decrypted Secrets
  9. [done Denise Reinert] Bauer: Entzifferte Geheimnisse [German]
  10. [done Jannik Pewny] Bauer: Historische Notizen zur Informatik [German]
  11. [done Frederic Ezerman] Biggs: Codes: An Introduction to Information Communication and Cryptography
  12. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Biskup: Security in Computing Systems
  13. [done Mohamed Saied Emam Mohamed] Buchmann: Introduction to Cryptography
  14. [done Kilian David] Boyd: Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment
  15. [done Olivier Blazy] Calmet: Mathematical Methods in Computer Science
  16. [done Olivier Blazy] Chen: Terrorism Informatics
  17. [done Lakshmi Kuppusamy] Choo: Secure Key Establishment
  18. [done Stanislav Bulygin] Cid: Algebraic Aspects of the Advanced Encryption Standard
  19. [done Cristina Onete] Cole: Networked RFID Systems and Lightweight Cryptography
  20. [done Meiko Jensen] Damiani: Open Source Systems Security Certification
  21. [done Seyyd Hasan Mirjalili] Delfs: Introduction to Cryptography
  22. [done Amit Awasthi] Dent: Practical Signcryption
  23. [done Abderrahmane Nitaj] Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time
  24. [done Albrecht Petzold] Ding: Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystems
  25. [done Jothi Rangasamy] Foresti: Preserving Privacy in Data Outsourcing
  26. [done Mark Daniel] Ghorbani: Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  27. [done Luigi Lo Iacono] Hafner: Security Engineering for Service-Oriented Architectures
  28. [done Cristina Onete] Hazay: Efficient Secure Two-Party Protocols
  29. [done Cristina Onete] Henrici: RFID Security and Privacy
  30. [done Paolo Palmieri] Higgins: Number Story
  31. [done Mark Daniel] Hromkovic: Algorithmic Adventures
  32. [done Kilian David] Kizza: Guide to Computer Network Security
  33. [done Azzeddine Ramrami] Koç: Cryptographic Engineering
  34. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Kocarev: Chaos-based Cryptography - Theory, Algorithms and Applications
  35. [done Kian Boon Tay] Larson: Problem-Solving Through Problems
  36. [done Joerg Gerschuetz] Lee: Botnet Detection
  37. [done Andrew Waterhouse] Lemke: Embedded Security in Cars
  38. [done Gregory Kohring] Lipton: The P=NP Question and Gödel’s Lost Letter
  39. [done Arnaud Tisserand] Mangard: Power Analysis Attacks
  40. [done Eric Diehl] Mayes: Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications
  41. [done Steven Galbraith] Nguyen: The LLL Algorithm
  42. [done Luigi Lo Iacono] Nielsen: A Concise and Practical Introduction to Programming Algorithms in Java
  43. [done Luigi Lo Iacono] Paar: Understanding Cryptography - A Textbook for Students and Practioners
  44. [done Rolf Oppliger] Rothe: Komplexitätstheorie und Kryptologie [German]
  45. [done Eric Diehl] Rousseau: Mathematics and Technology
  46. [done S.V. Nagaraj] Sadeghi: Towards Hardware-Intrinsic Security
  47. [done Stas Bulygin] Sala: Gröbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography
  48. [done Yesem Kurt Peker] Salomon: Elements of Computer Security
  49. [done Erik Tews] Schneier: Beyond Fear
  50. [done Jannik Pewny] Singh: Identifying Malicious Code Through Reverse Engineering
  51. [done Luigi Lo Iacono and Kilian David] Stavroulakis: Handbook of Information and Communication Security
  52. [done Steven Galbraith] Stichtenoth: Algebraic Function Fields and Codes
  53. [done Choudary Gorantla] Sun: Network-Aware Security for Group Communications
  54. [done Nadia El Mrabet] Tuyls: Security with Noisy Data
  55. [done Jothi Rangasamy] Vaudenay: A Classical Introduction to Cryptography
  56. [done Mario Strefler] Wang: Computer Network Security
  57. [done Joerg Gerschuetz] Yan: Primality Testing and Integer Factorization in Public-Key Cryptography
  58. [done Yuriy Aydarov] Yan: Cryptanalytic Attacks on RSA

Wiley and Sons books with a completed review:

  1. [done Safuat Hamdy] Anderson: Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, 2nd Edition
Further titles are available via Wiley and Sons' website.

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