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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MAT 332 - Cryptology

2013-2014 Catalog Year

Introduction to the theory and practice of cryptography and cryptanalysis. Theoretical underpinnings of modern cryptosystems will be examined and unproven assumptions exposed. Both symmetric- and public-key cryptosystems will be covered. Applications of cryptography to identification, authentication and non-repudiation protocols. Zero-knowledge protocols and oblivious transfer. Cryptanalytical attacks. Economic, political and ethical issues raised by strong cryptography will be discussed.

Offered: Irregular

PREREQ: CSC 241 and MAT 215, or instructor permission.

credit: 3