Applied Cryptography Specialization

Started Nov 20

Applied Cryptography Specialization

Applied Cryptography Specialization

Improve Your Career in Computer Security. Master the cryptographic tools and their design principles to apply them for computer security

About This Specialization

This specialization is intended for the learners interested in or already pursuing a career in computer security or other cybersecurity-related fields. Through four courses, the learners will cover the security of information systems, information entropy, classical cryptographic algorithms, symmetric cryptography, asymmetric/public-key cryptography, hash functions, message authentication codes, digital signatures, key management and distribution, and other fundamental cryptographic primitives and protocols.

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4 courses

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Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Cryptography and Information Theory

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Cryptography and Information Theory! This course combines cryptography (the techniques for protecting information from unauthorized access) and information theory (the study of information coding and transfer). More specifically, the course
  2. COURSE 2

    Symmetric Cryptography

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Symmetric Cryptography! Symmetric cryptography relies on shared secret key to ensure message confidentiality, so that the unauthorized attackers cannot retrieve the message. The course describes substitution and transposition techniques, wh
  3. COURSE 3

    Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management! In asymmetric cryptography or public-key cryptography, the sender and the receiver use a pair of public-private keys, as opposed to the same symmetric key, and therefore their cryptographic operat
  4. COURSE 4

    Cryptographic Hash and Integrity Protection

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Cryptographic Hash and Integrity Protection! This course reviews cryptographic hash functions in general and their use in the forms of hash chain and hash tree (Merkle tree). Building on hash functions, the course describes

Creators

  • University of Colorado System

    The UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) is rated a "Best Value" by US News and World Report.

    The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.

  • Sang-Yoon Chang

    Sang-Yoon Chang

    Assistant Professor

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