CSC 333 Cryptology
Introduction to the methods of cryptography and cryptanalysis. Topics include classical cryptography (codes, substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers), block and stream ciphers (Feistel networks, DES), and public key cryptography (RSA, Key agreement, signature schemes). Optional topics include zero-knowledge protocols, quantum cryptography, and history.
Christof Paar, Jan Pelzl. Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners, ISBN 3642041000, Springer, 2010
Homework, quizzes: 40%, Midterm: 30%, Final: 30%.
(CSC 242 or CSC 243 or IT 212) and MAT 140.
Overview and Mathematical Background
Block Ciphers, DES & AES, and modes of operation
Public-Key Cryptography, Diffie-Hellman, RSA, DL
Advanced Topics: Elliptic Curves, Digital Signature Schemes
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