UNIK4220 – Introduction to Cryptography
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Classical systems, information theory, mathematical background material, symmetrical crypto systems, block ciphers, stream ciphers, DES, Advanced Encryption Algorithm (AES), hash functions and message authenticaion (MAC), asymmetric cryptosystems, RSA and El Gamal, digital signatures, elliptic curves, provable security.
To provide a basic introduction to central aspects of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography. To establish knowledge and understanding of how cryptographic techniques are used to establish security in modern information- and communication systems.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes knowledge in discrete mathematics equivalent to MAT1030 - Discrete mathematics (MAT008),(MA-IN 118). Useful background is also MAT1120 - Linear Algebra (MA131),(MA215) and INF3210 - Information design (IN210).
8 credits with UNIKI-IKRY
2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of problem solving sessions per week.
Compulsory assignments have to be handed in and approved. In case of a large number of students, written exam may be an alternative.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.