University of Technology Sydney

41900 Cryptography

6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 48730 Cybersecurity OR 65325 Digital Trace and Identity
Recommended studies: Foundation Mathematics or equivalent

ICT Engineering program



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

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Autumn session, City campus

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