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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 Izzatbek

May 3, 2019

Excellent course. The professor knows how to teach hard things in very simple way.

By Alexandru J

Jun 7, 2016

Great course.

Very intensive - not a single page without teaching you something new.

By Dr. A M S

Oct 29, 2019

Exceptional content. Clears all concepts in encryption. Wonderful Course Material.

By Quang Đ V

Jun 15, 2021

Amazing course! Thanks Prof. Boneh. I hope to become a crypto researcher one day.

By salvador e

Oct 16, 2018

Excellent!!!!! The programming exercises are very useful for a good understanding

By Rajiv R

Jan 1, 2018

Wonderful course explained from basics. Thanks a lot for the Stanford experience.

By Raju A

Oct 18, 2017

Very good emphasis on fundamentals and mathematical foundations for cryptography.

By Eric W

Dec 12, 2016

Challenging but worth the effort, especially if you work in software development.

By Laurent D

Jul 5, 2019

Very interesting course, I really enjoyed it, congratulations Dan for your work!

By Ather

Sep 7, 2018

Excellent Course and all Cryptographic Concepts are teaching in a very easy way.

By Jedrzej N

Nov 19, 2019

Fantastic course, condensed, interesting, practical. Thank you, professor Boneh


Oct 8, 2017

Excellent explanations. So much better than reading the explanations in a book.

By Nicholas C

Mar 27, 2017

Excellent resource for encryption primitives, and the math behind good crypto.

By Mendelssohn S

Jun 29, 2020

Excellent course. Congratulations to the developers. Waiting for module II.

By Alex B

Oct 19, 2017

Really great course, covers a lot of material while explaining it very easily

By Emmanuel K O

Jul 21, 2017

This course was very intensive and the materials presented were very helpful.

By Bhargav S

Mar 8, 2017

It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Looking forward for cryptography 2

By Marcos M H

Jun 16, 2016

Great course. I haven´t finished it yet but is too useful and well explained.

By Pratyush V

Jul 20, 2018

Very Nice COURSE . One who want to learn cryptography must join this course.

By Brian L

Apr 30, 2020

Professor Boneh is the kind of instructor you hope to have, but rarely get.

By Thales M G

Aug 22, 2017

Very good course. Has a great overview of the basics and is well explained.

By Rafał G

Jul 31, 2017

Excellent for beginners and advanced. Exercises tied with course are great!

By Daniel D

Jul 29, 2020

Excellent! Very challenging for me! New material for me. Learned a lot!

By Kosuri S R

Jun 28, 2020

Nice course for getting into details and understanding deep drive concepts

By Muhammad Y

Nov 4, 2019

I learned many new concepts. This course and Prof. Dan Boneh is Fantastic.