Cryptology 1
2011-2012 - IMT4532 - 5sp

Forventet læringsutbytte

Knowledge

  • The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in classical cryptography, as well as fundamentals of stream ciphers, block ciphers and public key ciphers.
  • The candidate possesses thorough knowledge about theory and scientific methods relevant for cryptology.
  • The candidate is capable of applying his/her knowledge in new fields of cryptology.

Skills

  • The candidate is capable of analyzing existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field of cryptology and working independently on solving theoretical and practical problems.
  • The candidate can use relevant scientific methods in independent research and development in cryptology.
  • The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of various literature sources and applying them in structuring and formulating scientific reasoning in cryptology.
  • The candidate is capable of carrying out an independent limited research or development project in cryptology under supervision, following the applicable ethical rules.

General competence

  • The candidate is capable of analyzing relevant professional and research ethical problems in cryptology.
  • The candidate is capable of applying his/her cryptographic knowledge and skills in new fields, in order to accomplish advanced tasks and projects.
  • The candidate can work independently and is familiar with cryptographic terminology.
  • The candidate is capable of discussing professional problems, analyses and conclusions in the field of cryptology, both with specialists and with general audience.
  • The candidate is capable of contributing to innovation and innovation processes.

Emnets temaer

1. Classical cryptography - history of cryptography, fundamentals of information theory and its application in cryptography

2. Symmetric ciphers - stream and block ciphers

3. Asymmetric ciphers - fundamentals, RSA

4. Hash functions and digital signatures.

Pedagogiske metoder

Forelesninger
Oppgaveløsning

Pedagogiske metoder (fritekst)

Lectures

Numerical exercises

Vurderingsformer

Skriftlig eksamen, 3 timer

Vurderingsformer

Written exam, 3 hours

Karakterskala

Bokstavkarakterer, A (best) - F (ikke bestått)

Sensorordning

Evaluated by the lecturer

Gjennomføring av kontinuasjon

Ordinary re-sit examination.

Tillatte hjelpemidler (gjelder kun skriftlig eksamen)

Calculator, dictionary

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav

None

Læremidler

Books:  

1. Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory, 2. edition, Trappe W., Washington L., Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0131981994.

2. Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Menezes A., http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac

Erstatter

IMT4531 Introduction to Cryptology

Supplerende opplysninger

There is room for 50 students for the course.