8.2 Where can I learn more about recent advances in cryptography?
There are many annual conferences devoted to cryptographic research. The proceedings from these conferences are excellent sources for information about recent advances. The IACR sponsors many of the more prominent conferences; the IACR web site, http://www.iacr.org, contains information on the proceedings from the conferences Crypto, Eurocrypt, and Asiacrypt. Some other major cryptographic research conferences are:
- ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (http://www.acm.org)
- IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (http://www.ieee.org).
- ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (http://www.isoc.org).