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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Basic Cryptography

In this module we learn the basic concepts and principles of crytography, introduce the basic concept of cryptoanalysis using mono-alphabetic substitution cipher as an example, and discuss the one-time-pad and quantum key distribution concepts....
Reading
6 videos (Total 50 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Basic Cryptography10m
Kerckhoff's Principle9m
CryptoAnalysis of Monoalphabetic Substitution Cipher13m
Columnar Transposition Ciphers4m
One-Time Pad & Quantum Key Distribution10m
Reading5 readings
Introduction to cryptology, Part1, from IBM developerWorks30m
What makes a cryptographic protocol strong?30m
Basic Cryptoanalysis. Three Basic Variations of Cryptoanalysis or Cipher Attack:30m
Columnar transposition Ciphers30m
One time pad encryption30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 2.130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Symmetric Key Cryptography

In this module we present the basic mechanism of symmetric key crytography algorithms, discuss the DES and AES standard, describe the criteria for selecting AES standard, present the block cipher operating modes and discuss how the block swapping attacks and replay attacks can be prevented and detected. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 55 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Advanced Encryption Standard9m
AES Expansion/Schedule4m
AES Selection Criteria13m
Dealing with Block Swapping and Replay Attacks7m
Block Cipher Mode of Operation11m
Reading5 readings
Symmetric Key Encryption and DES15m
AES: The Advanced Encryption Standard by Avi Kak15m
Section 8.8 Key Expansion Algorithm from Prof. Section 8.8 Key Expansion Algorithm Lecture Note15m
Report on the Development of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)15m
Block cipher mode of operation15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 2.2. Symmetric Key Algorithm20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Asymmetric Key Cryptography

In this module we will learn the modular arithmetic, the Euler Totient Theorm, the RSA Asymmetric Crypto Algorithm, use OpenSSL to realize the basic operations of RSA Crypto Algorithm, and Diffie-Hellman Symmetric Key Exchange Protocol to derive session keys....
Reading
5 videos (Total 58 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Modular Arithmetic13m
Euler Totient Theorem13m
RSA Asymmetric Crypto Algorithm17m
Understanding RSA with OpenSSL6m
Reading5 readings
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Protocol20m
Modular Arithemetic20m
Euler's Totient Theorem20m
RSA Cryptosystem10m
OpenSSL Command-Line HOWTO10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 2.3. Asymmetric Key Cryptography20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Develop Secure Programs with Crypto API

In this module, we learn how to use Crypto API to write secure programs for encrypting and decrypting documents, and for signing and verify documents. We then apply the techniques to enhance the registration process of a web site which ensures the account created is actually belonging to the owner of the email account the request profile....
Reading
3 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Use Crypto API to Sign and Verify9m
Mini Capstone: Enhance Registration Web Site Security20m
Reading3 readings
PHP encrypt and decrypt crypto api20m
PHP Openssl sign and verify API20m
Ashley Madison Case30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 2.4. Develop Secure Programs with Crypto API30m
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By LBApr 2nd 2018

The course content is excellent. It would be much better if some errors (like misspelled words, improper capitalization etc) would be corrected

Instructor

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science

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About the Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

This specialization in intended for IT professionals, computer programmers, managers, IT security professionals who like to move up ladder, who are seeking to develop network system security skills. Through four courses, we will cover the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems, Develop Secure Programs with Basic Cryptography and Crypto API, Hacking and Patching Web Applications, Perform Penetration Testing, and Secure Networked Systems with Firewall and IDS, which will prepare you to perform tasks as Cyber Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Analyst. The learning outcomes of this specialization include: you should be able to create public/private keys, certificate requests, install/sign/verify them for web server and client authentication, secure emails, and code signing. you should be able to write secure web apps with Crypto API to implement the confidentiality, integrity, and availability basic security services. you should be able to hack web applications with vulnerabilities and patch them. you should be able to apply penetration testing tool to exploit vulnerable systems. you should be able to crack passwords given the hashes in password file using AWS P2 GPU. you should be able to configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems you should be able to specify effective security policies and implement efficient enforcement procedures by applying security design principles for securing network systems....
Fundamentals of Computer Network Security

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