Description: The course deals with the underlying principles of cryptography and network security. It develops the mathematical tools required to understand the topic of cryptography. Starting from the classical ciphers to modern day ciphers, the course provides an extensive coverage of the techniques and methods needed for the proper functioning of the ciphers. The course deals with the construction and cryptanalysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers and hash functions. The course defines one way functions and trap-door functions and presents the construction and cryptanalysis of public key ciphers, namely RSA.
Resources: OpenCourseware from NPTEL (India), Sheridan College, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford & many other of the World's finest University's.
Professors: Michael Williams