|Short Description:||Cryptography and Security|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020113 - Networks and Communications|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||1 June 2020|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCOP or MPIT or MCOT or MCTE or MENC or MEPR or MENS or METC or MSST or MCTN or MCYS
Recommended requisite: CSC3412 or CSC8512 and know basics of programming in C, C++, Java, or other high level language, or possess basic knowledge of any field related to cryptology.
This course will provide students with key knowledge about the nature and challenges of computer security, especially the relationship between policy and security, the role and application of cryptography, the methodologies and technologies for assurance, vulnerability analysis and intrusion detection and building secure systems. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of contemporary cryptography and its application to network services, such as confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation. It analyses the strength of today's ciphers and their implementations, and discusses the best known crypto analytical techniques used to break security systems. We analyse the most popular implementations of cryptography used on the Internet, including systems for electronic mail protection, secure WWW, and electronic payment protocols.