Covers the underlying algorithms behind symmetric key and public key cryptography. Students will learn the underlying mathematics behind the algorithms and the necessary issues involved when implementing these algorithms. A variety of cryptosystems and methods of attack will be implemented and analyzed. Assumes knowledge of linear algebra and discrete math.
College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CS 502 [Min Grade: B]
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