## How do I start learning cryptography?

Some of the best resouces to start with:”Cryptography 1″ at coursera by Dan Boneh.Lectures on cryptography by Christoff Paar (my favorite).

They are available on YouTube.Try reading Douglas Stinson’s book “Cryptography: theory and practice”.

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Williams Stallings book ” Cryptography and Network Security”..

## Is cryptography hard to learn?

Cryptography is harder than it looks, primarily because it looks like math. Both algorithms and protocols can be precisely defined and analyzed. This isn’t easy, and there’s a lot of insecure crypto out there, but we cryptographers have gotten pretty good at getting this part right.

## Is cryptology a good career?

Professional cryptographers need to possess at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics or a related field. … If you enjoy constant learning and the everyday task of deciphering coded data and create encryption systems, you’ll find that cryptography is a satisfying profession.

## How long does it take to become a cryptographer?

While a four-year degree may be sufficient for entry-level positions, an advanced degree, such as a master’s degree or PhD, will open more opportunities to better, and better-paying, jobs. A master’s degree takes one to two years to earn as a full-time student; a PhD can take anywhere from two to six years.