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ECE 646: Cryptography and Computer Network Security

Course Information from University Catalog

Not Repeatable

Topics include need for security services in computer networks, basic concepts of cryptology, historical ciphers, modern symmetric ciphers, public key cryptography (RSA, elliptic curve cryptosystems), efficient hardware and software implementations of cryptographic primitives, requirements for implementation of cryptographic modules, data integrity and authentication, digital signature schemes, key exchange and key management, standard protocols for secure mail, the web and electronic payments, security aspects of mobile communications, key escrow schemes, zero-knowledge identification schemes, smart cards, quantum cryptography, and quantum computing.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


ECE 542 or permission of instructor.

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2016