Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computer Security and Cryptography

BKR Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 6 credits

Introduction, threats, weak points, security measures, criteria for system security assessment. Data transmission security, operating system and database security. Introduction to cryptography, basic cryptographic algorithms, secret key encryption, public key encryption.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 15 half-term test, 15 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn basic principles of information systems security. They will learn also 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

To acquaint with with the basic concepts of information systems security. The course aims to the security goals, security functions, and security mechanisms. Another area covered is applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of operating systems and computer networks.

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

  • Introduction.
  • Threats, vulnerabilities.
  • Security measures.
  • Criteria for system security assessment.
  • Security functions.
  • Data transmission security.
  • Operating system and database security.
  • Introduction to cryptography, basic cryptographic algorithms.
  • Secret key encryption.
  • Algorithms for secret key encryption.
  • Public key encryption.
  • Algorithms for public key encryption.
  • Cryptography application examples.
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