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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.

Dec 15, 2017

This course gives is perfect to start learning cryptography, explanations are detailed, topics carefully selected combining theory with real world examples and making emphasis in important details.

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By Kholoud B

Sep 2, 2018

I totally recommend to take this course..

By Aastha S

Mar 30, 2018

It was an amazing course.I learned a lot.

By Ishank J

Jan 29, 2018

Lots of knowledge and an engaging course.

By romaric l

Dec 10, 2019

J'ai vraiment aimé l'explication du cour

By Xiaohan W

Oct 24, 2017

Nice, I have learned a lot just at home!

By Michael F

Oct 11, 2017

Excellent Course. Outstanding lecturer.

By Sujan B

Aug 2, 2017

It gives a depth knowlegde on security.☺

By Andrea

Jun 5, 2017

Interesting, great topics, great teacher

By Srinidhi

Jun 4, 2017

Amazing! cant wait to do the second part

By Mohamad C

Apr 8, 2016

Very exceptional material and courseware

By Fawwaaz H

Jul 17, 2019

Good Course. Insightful and challenging

By David H G

Nov 5, 2018

A very good course. Highly recommended.

By Jonathan S

Aug 29, 2018

Great course. Tests were a little mean.

By Igor D d S

Sep 25, 2017

Conteúdo excelente e aulas muito boas.

By Pablo M G

Sep 22, 2016

Thanks for a grate learning experience.

By Laman A

Oct 12, 2019

One of the best course in Cryptography

By Akshat T

May 14, 2018

Excellent content! Laid out quite well

By Edgar G B

Jun 24, 2021

Excellent Course, Perfectly Explained

By Paulo E d V

Sep 4, 2017

A great introduction to cryptography!

By Abdul W

Jun 6, 2021

i have learnt a lot from this course

By Zafira B

Oct 4, 2020

Thank you very much the opportunity.

By Xingcong L

Dec 26, 2018

Easy to understand how crypto works.

By Eduard S A V

Dec 15, 2018

Really a great course, I enjoyed it.


Oct 19, 2017

Wonderfully paced and easy to follow

By Mojdeh H

Jul 14, 2020

this course was very usefull for me