Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python and Security Engineering published in open access.
Sponsored open public access to two interesting books on computer security and programming:
1. “Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python” (PDF, HTML) – a book at the same time introducing the programming language Python and cryptography. The book includes a review of the work of many cryptographic applications written in Python. The text of the book is opened under the license Creative Commons by-nc-sa.
2. “Security Engineering, Second Edition” – how to create a secure and reliable distributed systems, covering a wide range of issues – from the basics of computer security issues and features to build from the ground up secure systems.
The book is used as a training manual in a number of U.S. universities and has received high praise from Bruce Schneier, who pointed out that this is the best job in the field. The text of the book is opened under the license Creative Commons by-sa.