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Approx. 11 hours to complete

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Learner Career Outcomes

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Classical Cipher: Substitution

8 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Module Objectives2m
Alphabet3m
Substitution and Caesar Cipher6m
Modulo Operation7m
Monoalphabetic Cipher3m
Natural Language Redundancy4m
Polyalphabetic Cipher and Vigenere Cipher8m
2 readings
Lecture Slides for Classical Cipher - Substitution15m
About Pseudocode30m
3 practice exercises
Caesar Cipher20m
Modulo Operation and Caesar Cipher20m
Vigenere Cipher25m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Classical Cipher: Transposition

5 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Rail Fence Cipher2m
Permutation Cipher6m
Permutation Cipher Security5m
Product Cipher1m
1 reading
Lecture Slides for Classical Cipher - Transposition15m
2 practice exercises
Rail Fence Cipher and Permutation Cipher30m
Product Cipher20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Block Cipher and DES

8 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Block Cipher vs. Stream Cipher1m
Ideal Block Cipher7m
Feistel Cipher6m
DES Overview3m
DES Round Function1m
DES Subkey Generation1m
DES Security4m
2 readings
About Pseudocode30m
Lecture Slides for Block Cipher and DES15m
2 practice exercises
Ideal Block Cipher20m
DES20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

3-DES and AES

4 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Double-DES and Meet-in-the-Middle Attack6m
Triple DES3m
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)7m
2 readings
Lecture Slides for 3-DES and AES15m
Symmetric Algorithm Survey50m
2 practice exercises
3-DES and 4-DES30m
AES20m

Instructor

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Sang-Yoon Chang

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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