Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. This introduction to the basic theory and practice of cryptographic techniques used in computer security will explore the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and how to use them correctly.
There will be three written homework assignments and two programming projects. Final placement in the class will be determined by the following formula:
0.35 H + 0.35 P + 0.3 F
The course is self-contained, however a basic understanding of probability theory and modular arithmetic will be helpful. The course is intended for advanced undergraduates and masters students.
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