Dear Readers:

We are pleased to bring you this issue of Cipher!  We have a review of CHES'2000 by Joe Marconis,  two book reviews by Robert Bruen, and Mary Ellen Zurko's LISTWATCH.  Also note the call for papers for the 2001 Symposium on Security and Privacy at (papers are due November 7, 2000).  There are a lot of good links and timely topics packed in the issue; I'll let you get to it....

Many thanks to our contributors and for their help with this issue!  

Best regards,

Jim Davis