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COMP 7402 - Topics in Computer Programming - Cryptology

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course teaches students the art and science of securing data (information). Course components will cover Cryptography with an introduction to Cryptanalysis, with an emphasis on the practical implementation of Cryptographic algorithms and techniques. Topics in Cryptography will include substitution and transposition ciphers, including stream and block ciphers. Applications will include bit-manipulation ciphers, secret and public-key ciphers. Topics in Cryptanalysis will include traditional techniques such as Ciphertext-only, Known-plaintext, and Chosen-plaintext attacks. Students will also be introduced to more modern linear and differential cryptanalysis. Students will be permitted to choose programming languages of their choice in the implementation of algorithms during assignments and final projects.​

Credits

3.0

Cost

$730.00

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 86173

Thu Jan 10 - Thu Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Thu 17:30 - 22:15 BBY SE12 Rm. 323

Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$730.00

Notes

  1. Students accepted prior to September 2018 can use COMP 7402 as a technical elective. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the mathematical foundations of cryptography and the importance of pseudo-random number generators.
  • Demonstrate use of cryptographic protocols.
  • Evaluate and analyze the various cryptographic techniques such as key management algorithms, symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, hashes and signatures.
  • Apply various cryptanalysis techniques to retrieve plaintext messages from ciphertext.
  • Explain the basics of strong cryptographic algorithms and their applications.
  • Analyze and evaluate cryptographic algorithms for potential use within an organization.
  • Configure and deploy cryptographic tools for applications such as email, securing sensitive files, etc.
  • Implement any of the algorithms covered in the course using any programming language of choice.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

COMP 7402 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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