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What do you have to learn to get involved in the design/use of things like cryptography / firewalls / antivirus / antimalware etc? I'm interested in that sort of thing but I dont think most CS degrees(bachelors) even focus on things like this so I was wondering where would you learn something like this? Also if anyone has any book recommendations feel free to post them.

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The things you mention are all very different things. What is it that specifically interests you about the things you mentioned?

I work in the security industry. Access Control to be precise. This occasionally involves encryption etc.
I'd say just be very good at programming in general, and study cryptography for a thesis or something if you really want to. The web is an excellent tool, especially [google]. Using google you should be able to find whatever you need to learn about various forms of encryption.

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