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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 Rafael C

Jan 21, 2020

Amazing! It's incredible that this course is free.

By Thomas N

Nov 22, 2018

Really enjoyed, looking forward to Cryptography II

By Alfredo G I

May 14, 2018

Great content and appropriate for non-cs students!

By Vishal J

Aug 27, 2017

Brilliant course! Good start towards Cryptography.

By Rahul C

Mar 16, 2017

very systematic and thorough application of crypto

By phani s s

May 22, 2021

Cryptography Basics are well taught and explained

By saisharvinth 1

Nov 9, 2019

Excellent course and learned a lot of new things.

By Shan G

Nov 7, 2018

How to give a six star??? This course is so good!

By David M

Sep 26, 2018

The best course that I can found on cryptography.

By chris m

Aug 24, 2018

Incredibly difficult, but learning from the best.

By Matthew W

Nov 14, 2017

Can't wait to see part 2 (and more advance ones).

By Nkem N

Sep 5, 2017

it was very helpful and i enjoyed every bit of it

By Miroiu A

Dec 16, 2020

One of the best courses and very well explained!

By Ankit P

Dec 25, 2017

Awesome course for a beginner to cryptography...

By Fernando J

Apr 2, 2017

Thanks, was a really great and enjoyable course.

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.