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FSCT 8581 - Cryptography

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course teaches students the art and science of securing data in the presence of an adversary, namely cryptography. The course begins with the mathematical foundations of cryptography, including pseudo-random number generation, and hence proceeds with a coverage of secret key algorithms and public key algorithms. The students learn the principles of operation of such cryptographic techniques, along with representative algorithms from both fields. The students also learn attack techniques that apply to secret key algorithms and public key algorithms. The course teaches students the design and use of stream ciphers as well. The students learn various schemes to securely manage and exchange cryptographic keys. The students also learn applications of one-way functions to compute and verify hashes and digital signatures. The course also teaches students the principal identification schemes currently in use. Throughout the course, the students also learn the use of various cryptographic tools.

Prerequisite(s)

FSCT 7511

Credits

3.0

Cost

$841.79

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 41927

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Dec 13 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 13 Mon 17:30 - 21:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$841.79

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the mathematical foundations of cryptography.
  • Analyze pseudo-random number generators.
  • Outline, design, use, and cryptanalyze a symmetric cryptographic algorithm.
  • Outline, design, use, and cryptanalyze an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm.
  • Discuss the inner workings of a stream cipher.
  • Justify and implement key management schemes.
  • Justify and implement key exchange algorithms.
  • Calculate and verify hashes and digital signatures.
  • Apply identification schemes.
  • Apply identification schemes.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 8581 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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