Prof. Keith Martin is a Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He first studied cryptography at Royal Holloway in the late 1980s. After research positions at the University of Adelaide, Australia and the University of Leuven, Belgium, he rejoined Royal Holloway in 2000. He was Director of Royal Holloway's renowned Information Security Group between 2010 and 2015. As well as being an active member of the cryptographic research community, he has considerable experience in teaching cryptography to non-mathematical students, including to Royal Holloway's pioneering MSc Information Security, industrial courses, and young audiences.
Review from previous edition Overall, this book is a good nontechnical introduction to cryptography. The author covers essential topics, presents the ideas clearly, and provides problems for further explorations and a good bibliography of other sources MAA Review It is a very leisurely reading, well-structured and very detailed. It does not assume any mathematical knowledge, making it suitable for being used as a manual for a course on introduction to cryptography Vicente Munoz, the European Mathematical Society On a page per page basis it actually represents great value, and should achieve a long shelf life as both textbook and good reference source In terms of a score; for students a 9.5, practitioners 8.5 and general interest readers 8.5, giving an overall average of 9/10. Overall, an excellent book Mike Rees MBCS CITP, The British Computer Society Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications is an excellent reference Jawa Eyes