*05:36*[Pub] New Reviews

The following reviews shall help the IACR members and the community to buy books in cryptology and related areas. The full list of reviews / books is available at www.iacr.org/books

If you have any questions regarding the IACR book reviewing system, or would like to volunteer a review, please contact Edoardo Persichetti (University of Warsaw, Poland) via /books at iacr.org/.

New reviews in 2014:-
R. Lidl, H. Niederreiter: Finite Fields (2nd Edition)

"This volume gives a comprehensive coverage of the theory of finite fields and its most important applications such as combinatorics and coding theory. Its simple and reader-friendly style, and the inclusion of many worked examples and exercises make it suitable not only as a reference volume for the topic, but also as a textbook for a dedicated course. I highly recommend the book to any person interested in the theory of finite fields and its applications."

Year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-521-06567-2

Review by Edoardo Persichetti (Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland). (Date: 2014-01-30) -
A. McAndrew: Introduction to Cryptography with
Open-Source Software

"This very well written book is recommended to graduate or final year undergraduate students intended to start research work on both theoretical and experimental cryptography. Most of the cryptographic protocols are illustrated by various examples and implemented using the open-source algebra software Sage. The book provides a rigorous introduction to the mathematics used in cryptographic and covers almost all modern practical cryptosystems. Also, the book is certainly a valuable resource for practitioners looking for experimental cryptography with a computer algebra system."

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-1-4398-2570-9

Review by Abderrahmane Nitaj (LMNO, UniversitÃ© de Caen Basse Normandie, France). (Date: 2014-02-13) -
B. Martin: Codage, Cryptologie et Applications [French]

"This French book succinctly describes the mathematical principles of cryptography and error correcting codes. Once these principles are introduced, the book presents their use in some telecommunication applications (at the state of the art in 2004). The book does not define its target audience. It is probably not enough detailed for a skilled audience, nor particularly suitable for beginners and students, since it requires mathematical background that they would have to find elsewhere."

Year: 2006

ISBN: 2-88074-569-1

Review by Eric Diehl (Technicolor, Paris, France). (Date: 2014-02-12) -
T. BaignÃ¨res, P. Junod, Y. Lu, J. Monnerat, S. Vaudenay:
A Classical Introduction To Cryptography Exercise Book

"The book's main goal is to show how some mathematical notions of calculus, algebra, and computer science are used to study the security of various cryptosystems. The volume is a collection of exercises, including hints and solutions, and is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as students in computer science and engineering and practitioners who want to understand the mathematical techniques behind cryptography."

Year: 2006

ISBN: 978-0-387-27934-3

Review by Abdelhak Azhari (Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco). (Date: 2014-02-12) -
J. Buchmann, U. Vollmer: Binary Quadratic Forms

"The theory of binary quadratic forms is important in algebraic number theory. This book offers a good introduction to binary quadratic forms by following an algorithmic approach. It will be useful for students and teachers interested in binary quadratic forms and their cryptographic applications."

Year: 2007

ISBN: 978-3-540-46367-2

Review by S.V. Nagaraj (RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Tamil Nadu, India). (Date: 2014-05-19) -
J. Hoffstein, J. Pipher, J. Silverman: An Introduction to
Mathematical Cryptography

"This volume provides an excellent introduction to the mathematics of cryptography. Its simple style make it accessible even to readers without a consistent mathematical background. I highly recommend this book to anyone, in particular non-specialists that are interested in the topic, and students that want to approach cryptography from a mathematical point of view. It is also very useful for instructors in the same context - I personally found it an an invaluable tool for preparing my graduate cryptography course."

Year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-77993-5

Review by Edoardo Persichetti (University of Warsaw, Poland). (Date: 2014-03-27)