Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-733SV: Applied Cryptography

Units:

12

Description:

A wide array of communication and data protections employ cryptographic mechanisms. This course explores modern cryptographic (code making) and cryptanalytic (code breaking) techniques in detail. This course emphasizes how cryptographic mechanisms can be effectively used within larger security systems, and the dramatic ways in which cryptographic mechanisms can fall vulnerable to cryptanalysis in deployed systems. Topics covered include cryptographic primitives such as symmetric encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, and message authentication codes; cryptographic protocols, such as key exchange, remote user authentication, and interactive proofs; cryptanalysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols, such as by side-channel attacks, differential cryptanalysis, or replay attacks; and cryptanalytic techniques on deployed systems, such as memory remanence, timing attacks, and differential power analysis. Senior or graduate standing required.

In Spring 2019 this course is broadcast to the Silicon Valley campus. ECE Silicon Valley students attend classes synchronously with students in Pittsburgh.


Last Modified: 2020-12-01 12:53PM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2016