Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “B-” in CSIT 555 or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits)
Introduction to cryptology, the science of making and breaking secret codes. Topics include encryption, basic cryptanalysis, public and secret key encryption, block ciphers and digital signatures. Classic and modern cryptography and encryption concepts will be introduced as tools and safeguards that need to be applied, implemented and evaluated in real-world scenarios to achieve security and information assurance objectives. This graduate course is for CS, IT and Security Certificate students.