About this Specialization

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Cryptography is an essential component of cybersecurity. The need to protect sensitive information and ensure the integrity of industrial control processes has placed a premium on cybersecurity skills in today’s information technology market. Demand for cybersecurity jobs is expected to rise 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million, according to Symantec, the world’s largest security software vendor. According to Forbes, the cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. In this specialization, students will learn basic security issues in computer communications, classical cryptographic algorithms, symmetric-key cryptography, public-key cryptography, authentication, and digital signatures. These topics should prove useful to those who are new to cybersecurity, and those with some experience.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
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English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Classical Cryptosystems and Core Concepts

4.6
stars
299 ratings
68 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Mathematical Foundations for Cryptography

4.6
stars
216 ratings
46 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Symmetric Cryptography

4.5
stars
172 ratings
33 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management

4.6
stars
168 ratings
20 reviews

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University of Colorado System

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