41900 Cryptography6cp; 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
Cryptographic techniques have been developed to preserve data confidentiality and ensure data integrity, and have become indispensable in cybersecurity, such as securing wireless networks, protecting online payment and cryptocurrencies. This subject provides students with 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. Student practical works include analysis of cryptographic techniques, operations on popular cryptographic tools and attacks on cryptography. With practical cryptographic applications in course projects, students gain a deep understanding of the importance of cryptography in security.
Autumn session, City campus
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