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CybersecurityCryptographyPublic-Key Cryptography

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33%

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Cyber Security Safeguards

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Assignments and Reading2m
Safeguards and Countermeasures4m
Reference Model5m
Orange Book Compliance10m
Bell La Padula Model8m
Biba Integrity Model5m
Issues with Subject-Object-Actions Models5m
Covert Channels8m
Information Flow Models and Hook-Up Theorem - Part 15m
Information Flow Models and Hook-Up Theorem - Part 26m
Welcome Kirsten Bay12m
6 readings
Required: “Hookup Theorem,” D. McCullough30m
Required: “Password Security: A Case History,” Morris and Thompson30m
Video: “On Testing Theories,” Richard Feynman10m
Video: “The Security Mirage,” Bruce Schneier, TED Talk20m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 9 - 10)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 9 – 10)30m
3 practice exercises
Practice Question30m
Practice Question30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Understanding Authentication Protocols

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Identification and Authentication6m
Factors of Authentication including 2FA8m
Authentication Protocol Schema and Zones6m
Passwords and Analysis5m
Hand-Held Authentication Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)5m
Hand-Held Authentication Protocol (Part 2: Analysis and Cryptanalysis)6m
Welcome Lior Frenkel9m
RSA SecureID Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)6m
RSA SecureID Protocol (Part 2: Analysis)4m
6 readings
Required: “Protection of Information in Computer Systems,” Saltzer and Schroeder45m
Required: “A Note on the Confinement Problem,” Lampson25m
Video: “The 1’s and 0’s behind Cyber Warfare” Chris Domas, TED Talk17m
Video: “The Growth of Cryptography,” Ronald Rivest59m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 11 - 12)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 11 – 12)30m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Introducing Conventional Cryptography

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Lamport’s S/Key Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)6m
Lamport’s S/Key Protocol (Part 2: Analysis)4m
Welcome Ajoy Kumar10m
Kerberos (Part 1: Implementation – TGT Issuance)6m
Kerberos (Part 2: Implementation – TBOB Issuance)6m
Basic Cryptosystems and Properties8m
Cryptographic Algorithm Design6m
DES Design6m
Triple-DES6m
4 readings
Required: “Method of implementing the data encryption standard with reduced computation,” Patent US 710318020m
Video: RSA Cyber Security with John Stewart, 201321m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 13 - 14)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 13 – 14)30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Question30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Overview of Public Key Cryptographic Methods

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 83 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
CBC Mode Block Cryptography4m
Conventional Cryptography Scaling Issues4m
Public Key Crypto (Basics)5m
Public Key – Secrecy4m
Public Key – Digital Signature3m
Cryptographic Message Exchange5m
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange7m
Key Distribution and Certification Authority10m
Secure Sockets Layer6m
The Story of James Ellis and Clifford Cox10m
Welcome Franscis Cianfrocca16m
5 readings
Required: “New Directions in Cryptography,” Diffie and Hellman30m
Required: “Non-Secret Encryption,” James Ellis30m
Video: “A Brief History of Cryptography with Akamai Chief, Andy Ellis8m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 15 - 16)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 15 – 16)30m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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