Dear Readers,

Since we have letters from both the past and current TC chairs this issue, mine will be short. Thanks once again to Mary Ellen Zurko for an enjoyable LISTWATCH column in this issue.

I've culled the best items from my queues of interesting URLs and news items, and I hope you will find some of them of interest.

Many of you will have attended a security-related conference or workshop over the summer; if there was something interesting in it, please consider writing a short report for Cipher (and if there wasn't something worth reporting, why did you go?).

Enjoy the rest of the summer; Cipher will return in late September, contributors willing!

Carl Landwehr
Editor, Cipher