This is just a brief post going over a few books on Cryptography I’ve read, and would potentially recommend to people interested in the topic.
In fact, I’ve yet to encounter a book on Cryptography that I haven’t found something likeable or useful in, so this is mainly just a list of books I’ve read. I’ve had a few people ask me for some pointers to get into Cryptography, so hopefully this post can help those people out a bit. Personally, I find learning through books very effective, because it’s easy to go at your own pace, and books are often very effective at distilling a broad field into a very dense presentation. And that’s why my recommendations are mainly centered on books, although I’m sure there are other great resources, like videos or courses, outside of just books.
Throughout these reviews, I refer to “public key Cryptography” and “symmetric Cryptography”. Since some people reading this may not be familiar with this demarcation, let me briefly explain.