ICS 423: Data Security and Cryptography I

Description: History of secret communication and confidential data storage. Elements of cryptography and cryptanalysis. Classical ciphers. Symmetric key cryptography. Public key cryptography. Data security in cyber space.


Course Learning Outcomes: See objectives.

Prerequisites: 222 or consent

Textbook(s): 1. Douglas R. Stinson, Cryptography. Theory and Practice. (3rd edition) Chapman and Hall 2005 2. Serge Vaudenay, A Classical Introduction to Cryptography. Springer 2006 3. Alan G. Konheim, Computer Security and Cryptography. Wiley 2007

Grading: 3 homework assignments (25%), midterm test (25%), project and class presentation (25%), final exam (25%)