Dear Readers:

We are pleased to bring you another  issue of Cipher!   In it you will find three book reviews by Robert Bruen,  links to new calls for papers, and a note from TC chair Mike Reiter.

Welcome to our new TC officers!   Tom Berson moves to Past Chair and Mike Reiter is serving as Chair, Heather Hinton as Vice Chair and S&P Symposium Chair, and Terry Hall is the new TC Treasurer.  We are fortunate to have their experience and leadership.   While we welcome our new TC officers, we need to say a  "good bye" of sorts and a HUGE thank you to Mary Ellen Zurko.  As you know, Mez has been a faithful contributor and supporter of Cipher for many years, but finds that her current assignments are consuming all spare time.  Mez, thanks for providing us with an interesting, timely, and provocative column!  

Many thanks to our colleagues who contributed to this issue!

Best regards,

Jim Davis