Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

CSC 426 Applied Cryptography(RNL)

4 hours; 4 credits. An introduction to cryptography and its applications. The course examines cryptographic primitives that are building blocks of various cryptographic applications. The cryptographic primitives include pseudorandom functions, symmetric cryptography, hash functions and message authentication codes, asymmetric cryptography, digital signatures and key exchange, and protocols. Also covered are implementation issues (e.g., key lengths, key management, standards, etc.), attacks, and a number of real-life applications such as cryptocurrency and blockchain. Prerequisite: CSC 326 with a grade of C or higher or ISI 300 with a grade of C or higher.