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CSIT 537 Encryption and Cryptology

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “B-” in CS 519 and MATH 505, or permission of the instructor. (3 credits) 

This course deals with the study of modern cryptographic theories and techniques, focusing on their application in real systems. Topics include probability and information theory, computational complexity, symmetric and asymmetric cryptosystems, one-way functions, block and stream ciphers, Kerberos authentication systems, public key infrastructure (PKI), secure socket layer/transport layer security (SSL/TLS) and cryptographic protocols.