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Cryptography

KRY Acad. year 2006/2007 Summer semester 5 credits

Introduction to cryptography, classical cryptography, modern cryptography, symetric ciphers, key length, brute force attack, examples of symetric ciphers, modes of operation, typical application of symetric cryptography, asymetric cryptography, electronic signature, examples of asymetric ciphers, data transmission security.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 15 half-term test, 15 projects

Department

Lecturer

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn basic principles of applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography.

Learning objectives

The goal is to make students familiar with the basic concepts applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography.

Study literature

  • Savard, J. J. G.: A Cryptographic Compendium, 2000, available on WWW
  • Nechvatal, J.: PUBLIC-KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY, NIST Special Publication 800-2, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 1991, available on WWW
  • Menezes, A., Van Oorschot, P., Vanstone, A.: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press Series on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, Hardcover, 816 pages, CRC Press, 1997, available on WWW

Fundamental literature

  • Menezes, A., Van Oorschot, P., Vanstone, A.: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press Series on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, Hardcover, 816 pages, CRC Press, 1997.
  • Stallings, W.: Cryptography and Network Security, Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN 0-13-869017-0

Syllabus of lectures

  • Classical cryptography.
  • Modern cryptography, symetric and asymetric ciphers.
  • Symetric ciphers. Key length, brute force attack.
  • Examples of symetric ciphers. Feistel cipher, modes of operation.
  • Typical application of symetric cryptography.
  • Asymetric cryptography.
  • Electronic signature.
  • Examples of asymteric ciphers.
  • DSS, function, attacks, optimization.
  • ElGamal, keyed hash, MAC (Message Authentication Code).
  • Asymetric cryptography application examples.
  • Key management for symetric cryptography.
  • Key management for asymetric cryptography, certificates, X.509.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • A homework on applied cryptography.

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and an evaluation of projects.
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