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Security and Cryptography

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Security and Cryptography
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI725
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P222-0068, P610-0507
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI725 (P222-0068, P610-0507) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 1, mandatory course
PIM-SK (P222-0068, P610-0508) Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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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