Listed below are all the books I remember reading and which are worth mentioning here. I tried to quickly outline them and give recommendations for people who might be interested in reading them. This list is by far not complete neither will it ever be. The links to the books are affiliate links.

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Serious Cryptography

Jean-Philippe Aumasson


How are crypto-algorithms designed and how does the math behind it work? Why is RSA easy to understand (the basic principles) and hard to implement? This book gives you everything you need to know about cryptography.

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Advisable for any people who work in IT and are likely to design and implement secure systems. Useful for any Dev and Ops who care about security and want to understand it's principles and origins.

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