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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

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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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