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[liberationtech] Free cryptography I course (courtesy Coursera)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jun 14 00:43:56 PDT 2013


https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto?utm_classid=971022&utm_notid=5333944&utm_linknum=1

Cryptography I

Dan Boneh

Learn about the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and how to apply
this knowledge in real-world applications!

Workload: 5-7 hours/week 

Watch intro video

Sessions:

Jun 17th 2013 (6 weeks long)	Sign Up

Mar 25th 2013 (6 weeks long)	Sign Up

Future sessions	Add to Watchlist
 

About the Course

Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer
systems. This course explains the inner workings of cryptographic primitives
and how to correctly use them. Students will learn how to reason about the
security of cryptographic constructions and how to apply this knowledge to
real-world applications. The course begins with a detailed discussion of how
two parties who have a shared secret key can communicate securely when a
powerful adversary eavesdrops and tampers with traffic. We will examine many
deployed protocols and analyze mistakes in existing systems. The second half
of the course discusses public-key techniques that let two or more parties
generate a shared secret key. We will cover the relevant number theory and
discuss public-key encryption and basic key-exchange. Throughout the course
students will be exposed to many exciting open problems in the field.

The course will include written homeworks and programming labs. The course is
self-contained, however it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of
discrete probability theory.



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