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RE: Crypto Book Recommendations?
From: "Matej Pfajfar" <Matej.Pfajfar () adacta si>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 08:57:46 +0100

 Graydon,

A few title come to mind - the first one is of course Schneier's Applied
Cryptography, which is a good all-round overview of cryptography.
Then there is Stinson's Cryptography: Theory and practice. A good
overview of security in general is Ross Anderson's Security Engineering
- it's not focused
on cryptography in particular, but it contains the basics of symmetric
ciphers and public-key crypto.

HTH,

Mat

-----Original Message-----
From: Graydon McKee [mailto:graydon.s.mckee.iv () orcmacro com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 7:12 PM
To: security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: Crypto Book Recommendations?

Does anyone have any good recommendations for books on Cryptography
especially geared towards
beginners?  I have a few titles in mind already, I just don't want to
leave out any good one's if I
can help it.  Thanks 

Graydon S McKee IV - GSEC
Firewall/Security Administrator
ORC Macro - Macro International
11785 Beltsville Drive
Calverton, Maryland 20705
301-572-0583 Fax: 301-572-0982
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterwald [mailto:paul () awesometickets net] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 4:07 PM
To: 'Murad Talukdar'; security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: RE: book for a newbie...?

Murad, et al...

Your best investment comes from New Riders publishing.  They have a
series
of books focused on security mostly from and or by/overseen Stephen
Northcutt.  Network Intrusion Detection will teach you all about reading
"the wire".  Intrusion Signatures and Analysis will help you learn more
and
Network Perimeter Security is a good primer...

Lots of luck.

Paul Osterwald

-----Original Message-----
From: Murad Talukdar [mailto:talukdar_m () subway com] 
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 18:25
To: security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: book for a newbie...?

Back when you were a security nipper playing with netstat and gurgling =
at the sight of portscans on your fisher price server, which book did =
you use to learn security basics from?
I've inherited a 50 node network and am just getting into learning how =
to secure it.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
Murad




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