Cryptology and Information Security (6 ECTS)
The purpose of this course is to give an up-to-date treatment of the principles, techniques, and algorithms of interest in information security and cryptography. Emphasis is on fundamental concepts and their practical applications.
- Information security and cryptology
- Access control and security policies
- One-way functions and pseudorandomness
- Hash functions
- Symmetric-key encryption
- Public-key encryption and digital signatures
- Authentication and identification protocols
- Key agreement, certificates, and public-key infrastructures
- Key management and trust management
- Anonymity and privacy
A. J. Menezes, P. C. van Oorschot and S. A. Vanstone: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, 1996.
N. Smart: Cryptography, An Introduction , McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Courseware examples and locations where taught:
- Saarland University, Cryptography, Michael Backes, http://www.infsec.cs.uni-sb.de/teaching/SS08/Cryptography/
- ETH Zürich, Information Security, David Basin, http://www.infsec.ethz.ch/education/ss08/infsec08
- ETH Zurich, Cryptography, Ueli Maurer, http://www.crypto.ethz.ch/teaching/lectures/Krypto06/
- KU Leuven, Cryptography and Network Security, Bart Preneel, http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/onderwijs/aanbod2006/syllabi/H0244BE.htm
- Univ. Bristol, Introduction to Cryptography, Elisabeth Oswald and Nigel Smart, http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Teaching/Resources/COMS30124/
- MIT, Computer and Network Security, Ronald L. Rivest and Shafi Goldwasser http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.857/2008/lecture.html
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