University of Technology Sydney

41900 Cryptography

6cp; 3hpw, on campus. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 48730 Cybersecurity
Recommended studies: Foundation Mathematics or equivalent

ICT Engineering program


Undergraduate

Description

Cryptographic techniques have been developed to preserve data confidentiality and ensure data integrity. They are indispensable in cybersecurity and are used to ensure, for example, the security of wireless networks, online payment systems, and cryptocurrencies. This subject engages with the principles of cryptography, including symmetric/asymmetric ciphers, cryptographic hash functions, message authentication codes, and digital signatures. This subject also introduces popular applications of cryptography and cryptographic designs in blockchain. Students analyse cryptographic techniques, use popular cryptographic tools, and practice attacks on cryptography

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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