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Applied Cryptography

University of Virginia via Udacity

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Overview

Cryptography is present in everyday life, from paying with a credit card to using the telephone. Learn all about making and breaking puzzles in computing.



Why Take This Course?

Explore how secrets are written and shared, as well as what can go wrong when cryptography is misused or implemented badly.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Perfect Ciphers

What makes certain ciphers perfect, how the Lorenz Cipher was broken

Lesson 2: Symmetric Encryption

Sending messages when two people share a secret

Lesson 3: Key Exchange

Techniques to establish a shared secret

Lesson 4: Asymmetric Encryption

Exchanging information using public key cryptosystems

Lesson 5: Public Key Protocols

Encrypted key exchange, certificates, secure commerce

Lesson 6: Using Cryptographic Primitives

How cryptography can be useful for anonymizing communication, voting, and digital cash

Lesson 7: Secure Computation

Computing without exposing data

Taught by

David Evans

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course. I had tried other crypto courses and nothing every stuck. I found the others to get into too great of depth too quickly. After this course, I developed the ability to critically think about cryptographic protocols and primitives. I am also ready for classes that go in greater depth.
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Priya J
4.0 4 years ago
Priya completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course content is excellent. Short lectures, Multiple choice questions, great approach. I recommend this course to every student interested in learning Cryptography.
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Anonymous
4.0 4 years ago
Nitish completed this course.
Complete the course , good introduction to cyber security. Touches different aspects.

Skipped the programming due to time issues.
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