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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 04, 2021
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog
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INFSCI 2170 - CRYPTOGRAPHY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Principles of number theory, cryptographic algorithms and cryptanalysis. Steganography, block and stream ciphers, secret key encryption (DES, res, re-n), primes, random numbers, factoring, and discrete logarithms. Public key encryption (RSA, Diffie-Helman, elliptical curve cryptography, n’tru); key management, hash functions (md5, sha-1, ripemd-160, HMAC), digital signatures, certificates and authentication protocols. Cryptanalytic methods (known, chosen plaintext etc.) For secret and public key schemes (linear and differential cryptanalysis, pollard’s rho method, number field sieve, etc.).
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis
Course Requirements: PLAN: ISCI-MSI, ISCI-AC, BDA-ACG, BDAL-ACG, SAISSYS-ACG, SAIS-ACG, ISCI-PHD, INFSCI-MSI, INFSCI-AC, INFSCI-PHD


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