Cryptography and Cryptanalysis OpenCourseWare: Free Online Graduate Level Course on Modern Cryptography by MIT

Published Feb 02, 2009

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'Cryptography and Cryptanalysis' is a free graduate-level OpenCourseWare offered by MIT that offers a general introduction to modern cryptography, featuring a focus on proof techniques. Graduate students and technical professionals who have an interest in computer security, or electronic security in general should consider taking this course.

Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Course Specifics

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Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Course Description

'Cryptography and Cryptanalysis' is an introductory course that focuses on fundamental cryptographic principles, including public-key encryption, digital signatures, basic protocols and computational complexity requirements. Students will learn the importance of pseudo-random number generators and their applications in cryptography. Course readings are selected to provide students with practical applications of cryptography in a variety of industries, along with further study of the course topics. The free OpenCourseWare is offered online by the Electrical Engineering and Computational Science department at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology.

A collection of readings from selected academic journals and other publications are available online, along with six problem sets. To download the course materials or if you'd like to learn more, visit the cryptography and cryptanalysis course page.

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