Dear Readers:

We are pleased to bring you another  issue of Cipher!   In it you will find book reviews by Robert Bruen and links to several new calls for papers.

I'd like to call your attention to the NewsBits column where Carl Landwehr proposes a project to develop a  time line marked with important events and work in computer security.  You will also find the announcement for the new IEEE Security and privacy magazine!

As always, we are looking for volunteers to write conference and workshop summaries.  Please consider contributing; if you are on a conference program committee, we would appreciate help in locating a volunteer.

 Many thanks to our colleagues who contributed to this issue!

Best regards,

Jim Davis