This course is an introduction to the basic theory and practice of cryptographic techniques used in computer security. We will cover topics such as classical ciphers, encryption (secret-key and public-key), cryptographic hashing, digital signatures, secure authentication, key management, Public Key Infrastructure, and zero-knowledge proof protocols.
The grade will be based on written written assignments (HW),
classroom quizs, (QZ), midterm exam (ME) and final exam (FE), as
Exams are closed books and closed notes.
Academic Honesty and Ethical behavior are required in this course, as it is in all courses at Purdue University. The class will be conducted according to the policy written by Professor Gene Spafford. Please take the time to read it carefully. This will be followed unless the instructor provides written documentation of exceptions.
Students are encouraged to talk with the instructor about any questions you have about what is permitted on any particular assignment.