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About the Course

Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. In this course you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in real-world applications. The course begins with a detailed discussion of how two parties who have a shared secret key can communicate securely when a powerful adversary eavesdrops and tampers with traffic. We will examine many deployed protocols and analyze mistakes in existing systems. The second half of the course discusses public-key techniques that let two parties generate a shared secret key. Throughout the course participants will be exposed to many exciting open problems in the field and work on fun (optional) programming projects. In a second course (Crypto II) we will cover more advanced cryptographic tasks such as zero-knowledge, privacy mechanisms, and other forms of encryption....

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Jan 13, 2020

Provides a comprehensive introduction to cryptographic history, current technology, best practices and known attacker techniques. A great deal of material is covered in a relatively compact program.

Mar 10, 2017

Cutting edge cryptography topics. Good explanations and slides, but pause button is highly recommended. Can be a bit too mathematical for the general public, and not very formal for mathematicians.

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By Matthew E

Jun 25, 2021

Great, high quality and very beginner friendly.

By Hugo W

Apr 4, 2021

It's a quite hard one, but a very useful class!

By Praveen K T

Nov 16, 2019

It was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot.

By Fernando R

Aug 24, 2018

Amazing Course!! Thank you Professor Dan Boneh!

By 少羽的剑

Feb 23, 2018

I really like this course! It's helpful to me !

By Patrick D

Feb 22, 2017

An EXCELLENT course on Applied Cryptography!!!!

By Svyatoslav N

Nov 18, 2016

Amazing course, awesome practize - want more!!!


Sep 5, 2021

Fabulou course.very excited to learn more!!!!!

By Mikhail B

Dec 29, 2017

Great course. Looking forward to the part II.

By Antonio F

Jun 13, 2017

Fabntastic!! Lookin forward to the next course

By Abishek B

Jul 20, 2021

Great course!!! Thanks for the opportunity :D


Jan 3, 2021

Fantastic Course. Looking forward to Sequel 2

By Wang S

Oct 19, 2020

impressive, and good for cryptography starter

By Nathan T

Dec 26, 2018

Fantastic course in cryptography foundations.

By Alexandre M M D

Dec 9, 2017

super interesting with detailed explanations!

By Shashank C

Apr 11, 2019

Excellent course ! Thank you Prof Dan Boneh.

By Hozana A

Jul 2, 2021

thank you for helping me learn cryptography

By Prakash C

Feb 4, 2021

awesome course, looking forward for part-II

By x0AXz

Sep 14, 2019

Best Introductory Course on Cryptography :)

By luigi v

Aug 26, 2018

One of the best crypto course I have seen!!

By Nathan J d M

Oct 9, 2016

Amazing content and great material to study

By meghna l

Jun 2, 2020

very good and informative course

thank you

By Yuri K

Dec 21, 2019

I feel new ways to apply crypto knowledges

By blu3cat 3

Apr 4, 2019

Very nice course!!! I learn a lot from it.

By Benjamin H

Sep 3, 2017

Wonderful professor, interesting material!