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CSI4108

Cryptography

The notion of secure communication. Building secure cryptosystems based on the assumption of computational hardness. Cryptographic one-way functions, trap-door functions, pseudorandom generators, and public/private-key encryption schemes. Computational indistinguishability and unpredictability. Digital signature and message authentication. Zero-knowledge/interactive proof systems. Application to e-commerce and e-trade.

Prerequisites: CSI3105, MAT2377

 

Course Outline

 

For those that may be interested, I was just told about this new job opportunity in crypto/security with a local start-up company.

 

Assignment #1 is now available.

 

Week 1:  notes

Week 2:  notes, notes from Prof. Kranakis (see pp. 19-29)

Weeks 3-4:  notes, tutorial on linear and differential cryptanalysis