8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Consider it a Bible of Cryptography,
By A Customer
This review is from: Handbook of Applied Cryptography (Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications) (Hardcover)
It is an excellent book. Almost everything you want to know about cryptography in one huge book (with many pages and small letters). No need for a second one. Algorithms, uses, known attacks, everything there. It also includes very detailed and up to date references about any subject it coves (for those who need to know more).
It is a MUST for everyone who needs to know about cryptography and how cryptography serves Information Security. Not for those who need just an introductory book.
Downsides: Quite expensive. It needs a lot of time and patient to read it. It requires adequate mathematical background.