Introduction to Applied Cryptography Specialization

Started Oct 23

Introduction to Applied Cryptography Specialization

Introduction to Applied Cryptography

Cryptographic methods underpinning cybersecurity.

About This Specialization

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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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Classical Cryptosystems and Core Concepts

    Current session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    This is Course 1 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated workload: 15-hours per week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Introduction to Applied Cryptography. 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
  2. COURSE 2

    Mathematical Foundations for Cryptography

    Current session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    This is Course 2 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated workload: 15-hours per week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Course 2 of Introduction to Applied Cryptography. In this course, you will be introduced to basic mathematical principles and functions that form the foundation for cryptographic and cryptanalysis methods. These principles and functions will be
  3. COURSE 3

    Symmetric Cryptography

    Current session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Symmetric Cryptography! Symmetric cryptography relies on shared secret key to ensure message confidentiality, so that the unauthorized attackers cannot retrieve the message. The course describes substitution and transposition techniques, wh
  4. COURSE 4

    Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management

    Current session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Welcome to Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management! In asymmetric cryptography or public-key cryptography, the sender and the receiver use a pair of public-private keys, as opposed to the same symmetric key, and therefore their cryptographic operat

Creators

  • University of Colorado System

    The UCCS School of Engineering and Applied Science is rated a "Best Value" by US News and World Report.

    The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.

  • Sang-Yoon Chang

    Sang-Yoon Chang

    Assistant Professor
  • Richard White

    Richard White

    Assistant Research Professor
  • William Bahn

    William Bahn

    Lecturer

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