Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Cryptography

KRY Acad. year 2007/2008 Summer semester 5 credits

Introduction to cryptography, basic cryptographic algorithms, secret key encryption, public key encryption. Data transmission security.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 15 half-term test, 15 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Schäfer Jiří, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

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.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn the role of security and functionality in information systems.

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

  • Hanáček, P., Staudek, J.: Bezpečnost informačních systémů, ÚSIS, Praha, 2000, s. 127, ISBN80-238-5400-3
  • 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, Van Oorschot, Vanstone: 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, Van Oorschot, Vanstone: 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, DES, modes of operation.
  • Typical application of symetric cryptography.
  • Asymetric cryptography.
  • Electronic signature.
  • Examples of asymteric ciphers, RSA.
  • DSS, function, attacks, optimization.
  • ElGamal, keyed hash, MAC.
  • Asymetric cryptography application examples.
  • Key management for symetric cryptography.
  • Key management for asymetric cryptography, certificates, X.509.

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