Fall 2023 - MACM 442 D100
Class Number: 2191
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2023
Thu, 11:45–11:45 a.m.
Prerequisites:(CMPT 201 or 225) and one of (MATH 340 or 332 or 342); or CMPT 405.
An introduction to the subject of modern cryptography. Classical methods for cryptography and how to break them, the data encryption standard (DES), the advanced encryption standard (AES), the RSA and ElGammal public key cryptosystems, digital signatures, secure hash functions and pseudo-random number generation. Algorithms for computing with long integers including the use of probabilistic algorithms. Students with credit for MACM 498 between Fall 2003 and Spring 2006 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
- Classical Cryptography.
- The Data Encryption Standard and Advanced Encryption Standard.
- Basic Integer Algorithms and their Time Complexity.
- The RSA Public Key Cryptosystem and Attacks on RSA.
- Algorithms for Integer Primality Testing and Integer Factorization.
- Finite Fields and the ElGamal Cryptosystem.
- Algorithms for the Discrete Logarithm Problem.
- Key Distribution and Key Agreement Protocols.
- Digital Signature Schemes and Secure Hash Functions.
- Pseudo-Random Number Generation.
- The Quadratic Residue Problem and the Jacobi Symbol.
- Assignments (6 assignments, weighted equally) 60%
- Exams 40%
This course is cross-listed with MATH 846.
THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.
Textbook: Cryptography: Theory and Practice
Author: Douglas Stinson
Publisher: CRC Press
*All editions of this book are quite different. ONLY the 4th edition will be used in this class.
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