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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Computer Science (CSCI)
Spring 2017
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CSCI 2312, CSCI 3212 and CSCI 3313


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Algorithmic principles of cryptography from Julius Caesar to public key cryptography. Key management problems and solutions. Cryptographic systems and applications. Students cannot receive credit for both CSCI 4331 taken while an undergraduate and CSCI 6331 taken while a graduate student. Students in the combined BS/MS program cannot receive credit for both CSCI 4331 and CSCI 6331.
a. The student will be able to understand the difference between perfect secrecy and computational secrecy and the definition of message indistinguishability for computationally bounded and unbounded adversaries.
b. The student will know how Feistel and SPN ciphers are used for encryption, understand the design of AES and DES ciphers, the weaknesses of DES and the impact of any weaknesses discovered in AES in the future.
c. The student will be able to design and analyze an SPN block cipher, and analyze a given SPN block cipher design using linear and differential cryptanalysis.
d. The student will understand the design of stream ciphers and hash functions.
e. The student will understand the public key encryption model, Diffie-Hellman key agreement, RSA and El Gamal encryption and decryption.
f. The student will be able to understand the scope of new attacks on symmetric-key and asymmetric-key ciphers.
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