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Security and Cryptography

Module name (EN): Security and Cryptography
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI725
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination
Curricular relevance:
KI725 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 1, mandatory course
PIM-SK Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Damian Weber
Prof. Dr. Damian Weber

[updated 18.09.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to analyse cryptographically relevant processes, identify and exploit errors, and develop cryptographically secure systems based on standard procedures.

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module content:
1.        Basics, terminology, definitions
2.        Algebraic structures
3.        RSA
4.        The Diffie-Hellman key exchange system
5.        The ElGamal cryptosystem
6.        Secure hash functions
7.        Digital signatures
8.        Cryptosystems with elliptic curves

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
SCHNEIER, Bruce; FERGUSON, Niels: Practical Cryptography, Wiley 2003
KOBLITZ, N.: Algebraic Aspects of Cryptography, Springer, 2. Auflage 2004

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, WS 2013/14, WS 2012/13, ...
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