11 books
—
6 voters

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Start by marking “Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption” as Want to Read:

# Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption

by

This practical guide to modern encryption breaks down the fundamental mathematical concepts at the heart of cryptography without shying away from meaty discussions of how they work. You’ll learn about authenticated encryption, secure randomness, hash functions, block ciphers, and public-key techniques such as RSA and elliptic curve cryptography.

You’ll also learn:

- Key con ...more

You’ll also learn:

- Key con ...more

## Get A Copy

Kindle Edition, 313 pages

Published
November 21st 2017
by No Starch Press

## Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book,
please sign up.

## Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about
Serious Cryptography,
please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Serious Cryptography

## Community Reviews

Showing 1-30

Start your review of Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption

Hey Google!: "Serious Cryptography - A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption" by Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Google does not really need to crack encryption!

If you are using a Google search engine or a Chrome Browser, the information may not be tagged to you individually, but the global use is factored in for you within some narrow range of locales and your averaged usage of sites and buying patterns are known sufficient to the purpose ...more

In Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption, Jean-Philippe Aumasson has written not just some good footnotes to Schneier, but a valuable work on modern encryption and cryptography. A lot has changed since Ap ...more

However, cryptography is a subject with a lot of detail, and at times, I think a bit too much was packed into too short of a book. For example, the introductory chapter covered subjects like malleability and attack models too briskl ...more

Chapter 1 introduces vocabulary and illustrates with two historical basis encryption schemes : Ceasar's cipher and Vigenère's cipher. I disagree with the way the cryptanalysis of Vigenère's cipher is presented, because it omits the fact that ...more

The book is written for programmers, there are some basic mathematics and algorithms used to illustrate the main ideas. But, descriptions do not directly depend on the experience or knowledge of the reader. It is not a textbook.

Topics have been well chosen, keeping the book a reasonable size but covering t ...more

**the**introductory cryptography book for the 2020s - with its clear, logical organization, insightful examples, and coverage of the latest trends and standards; Aumasson's book does a great job of conveying basic and intermediate concepts of its challenging subject.

Most people interested in cryptography had started their journeys by reading Bruce Schneier's "Applied Cryptography". While still a great book, it has been a while since i ...more

Some of them are crucial for understanding the ciphers, so you need at least to consult the wiki, like I did. The mathematical formulas use occasionally inconsistent notation, often mistaking superscript with subscript, or n with N. If you haven't already read some cryptography textbook, I consider it too confusing to begin with. But othe ...more

Of course it could have included much more content or examples etc, but I think it's a unique book in cryptography field and I think it would be better if the reader has some high level knowledge about cryptography before reading this book, as it's not a beginner's book. I also like the fact that author skips advanced theoretical math to appear to non-academics and engineers ...more

The last chapter deals with quantum and goes well with Aaronson's book - or, as it turned out in my case, as light intro to it. ...more

Definitely recommended for security folks who want to dip their toes a little deeper into the how these cryptographic primitives actually work.

I would recommend reading "Understanding cryptography" by Christof Paar before reading this book. ...more

There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Be the first to start one »

## Goodreads is hiring!

## Related Articles

“I'm in a weird place because the book is about to come out. So I'm basically just walking around like a raw nerve and I'm not sure that I...

43 likes · 9 comments

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »