Fall 2021 - MACM 442 D100

Cryptography (3)

Class Number: 2389

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    (CMPT 201 or 225) and one of (MATH 340 or 332 or 342); or CMPT 405.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • 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.

Grading

  • Assignments (6 assignments, weighted equally) 60%
  • Exams 40%

NOTES:

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.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Textbook: Cryptography: Theory and Practice
Edition: 4th
Author: Douglas Stinson 
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138197015

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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