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TDA352 - Cryptography  
Kryptografi
 
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-01 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPALG
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: elke.mangelsen@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    
0215 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   6,0c   18 Jan 2019 am L,  25 Apr 2019 am M  

In programs

MPCSN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPCSN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
TIDAL COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPCAS COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Aikaterini Mitrokotsa

Replaces

TDA350   Cryptography TDA351   Cryptography


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

General programming skills (C, Java or Haskell).
Discrete mathematics (modular arithmetic, basic probability theory).
Data structures.

Aim

The course aims to provide an overview of cryptographic concepts, primitives, protocols and applications.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • summarize the main goals of cryptography and illustrate this with a number of examples of how cryptographic services are integrated in current applications, both in software and hardware
  • describe goals and design principles for and common structures of secret key primitives such as block and stream ciphers and message authentication codes
  • identify, analyse and explain various forms of attacks based on improper usage of primitives, modes or protocols
  • explain how basic public key primitives can be defined based on the difficulty of mathematical problems such as the discrete logarithm problem or factoring and analyse variants of these systems
  • explain the various roles of hash functions as parts of other cryptographic primitives and protocols and the requirements this places on hash functions
  • exemplify when various notions of security, such as information- theoretic, computational, provable and practical security, are applicable and describe the security guarantees provided
  • explain basic key management techniques in both secret key and public key cryptography

Content

Basic goals of cryptography (confidentiality, authentication,
non-repudiation). Symmetric key cryptography: block and stream ciphers,
design principles and examples, modes of operation, message
authentication codes. Public key cryptography: asymmetric ciphers,
signatures. Attack models and security notions. Protocols for key
management, authentication and other services.

Organisation

Teaching consists of lectures, problem-solving sessions and feedback on home assignments.

Literature

More information is available on the course homepage.

Examination including compulsory elements

Compulsory home assignments and written exam. Based on the result of the exam you will receive the grades: U, 3, 4 , or 5.


Published: Fri 18 Dec 2009. Modified: Mon 28 Nov 2016