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Intermediate Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Cryptography Overview

8 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Cryptography Terminology2m
Threat Model and the Attacker Knowledge1m
Kerckhoff's Principle3m
Security by Obscurity and Steganography, Part 12m
Security by Obscurity and Steganography, Part 21m
1 reading
Slides for Cryptography Overview20m
1 practice exercise
Kerckhoff's Principle and Security by Obscurity30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Information Entropy

6 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Entropy: Uniform Distribution Case9m
Entropy: General Distribution Case13m
Entropy Recap9m
1 reading
Slides for Information Entropy20m
2 practice exercises
Throwing a Dice15m
Entropy: Balls in a Bin35m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Brute-Force Attack and Cryptanalysis

4 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Perfect Secrecy and One-Time Pad3m
1 reading
Lecture Slides for Brute Force and Cryptanalysis20m
1 practice exercise
Brute-Force Attack, Cryptanalysis, and One-Time Pad30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Computational Security and Side-Channel Attack

3 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Lecture Slides for Computational Security and Side Channel Attacks20m
Reading on physical side-channel attacks1h 10m
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Top reviews from Cryptography and Information Theory

By RSNov 14th 2018

The course mainly covers criteria for security. I need more of cryptography in it. Its not completely useful.

By SDJan 14th 2018

This is fabulous course that i found, great assignment and questions make this course course worth full.

Instructor

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Sang-Yoon Chang

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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About the Applied Cryptography Specialization

This specialization is intended for the learners interested in or already pursuing a career in computer security or other cybersecurity-related fields. Through four courses, the learners will cover the security of information systems, information entropy, classical cryptographic algorithms, symmetric cryptography, asymmetric/public-key cryptography, hash functions, message authentication codes, digital signatures, key management and distribution, and other fundamental cryptographic primitives and protocols....
Applied Cryptography

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