Additional useful texts
- The course has used material from Cryptography I (Dan Boneh) - Stanford here.
- Trappe-Washington: Introduction to Cryptography, 2nd ed.,
Pearson 2006. This was the course text book for several years.
It is as useful as Stallings' book; our main reason for change
was to enable a common course book with the course in Network
Security.
- Handbook of Applied Cryptography.
CRC Press 2001, 816 pages. Also available for downloading
chapter-wise from the book website. Read the copyright
notice!
- Mihir Bellare and Phil Rogaway: Introduction to Modern Cryptography, unpublished lecture notes.
The Handbook is not a textbook, but rather an encyclopedic
reference. All concepts discussed in the course can be found here,
but it is not always easy reading.
Bellare and Rogaway focus on a variant of provable security as
developed by the authors. Excellent discussion, careful definitions
and detailed proofs. Very rewarding for a mathematically mature
reader, but not completely congruent with course contents.