Dear Readers:

We are pleased to bring you another  issue of Cipher!   In it you will find book reviews by Robert Bruen, a review of the 2002 New Security Paradigms Workshop by Christina Serban and Hilary Hosmer, and links to several new calls for papers.  Of special note in the NewsBits column is the announcement of the new Editor in Chief of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine.  Some of you have have told me that you miss the conference reviews, so it's nice to be able to pass along the NSPW review in this issue.

Many thanks to our colleagues who contributed to Cipher!  

Best regards,

Jim Davis