Monday, June 6, 2011

Block Cipher Bible coming

There is a new and authoritative block cipher book soon to be published, by my good friend Lars Knudsen and my respected colleague Matt Robshaw. These are two of the top experts in the field – both veterans of the AES selection process and long time contributors to understanding why and what makes a good - or simply not a bad - block cipher. The book will be available this year and you can pre-order from Amazon right now.


A Loch Ness Month

The graph below from Google Analytics shows the reading “humps” of my blog with unusual clarity. Typically readership tapers off on the weekend and picks up as the work week commences. You can see the peaks and valleys for the weekends quite clearly below, and it reminded my of those famous Loch Ness humps. Thanks to the 2000+ visitors in May, even when I am struggling to find the time for meaningful posts.