UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 664: Applied Cryptography and Computer Security

Private communications (DES, AES, ECB, CBC, RSA, Rabin), identification and authentication techniques (passwords, certificates, SSH, Kerberos), secure protocols (digital cash, Internet auction, electronic voting).

As a crucial part of computer security, cryptography has become increasingly important. However, due to the mathematically complex nature of cryptography, misunderstandings, misuses, and abuses of cryptographic techniques are very common. There is a huge gap between the theory of cryptography and its application. In this course, we study cryptography in a rigorous manner. Our focus is correct application of cryptographic techniques in practical scenarios, rather than the mathematical foundations of these techniques. We stress careful design and analysis of secure systems using existing building blocks. Topics to be covered include private communications (DES, AES, ECB, CBC, RSA, Rabin), identification and authentication techniques (passwords, certificates, SSH, Kerberos), secure protocols (digital cash, Internet auction, electronic voting).

Ph.D.:

None.

M.S.:

This course fulfills one Software and Information Systems Core Area (Depth) requirement.

None presently required.

Course Instances
Semester Section Title Instructor Credit Hours Enrolled
Spring 2017 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Marina Blanton 3 17/31
Spring 2017 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Marina Blanton 3 17/31
Spring 2016 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Abedelaziz (Aziz) Mohaisen 3 27/60
Spring 2015 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Kui Ren 3 39/70
Spring 2014 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Kui Ren 3 21/50
Fall 2013 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Staff 3 0/ 0
Spring 2012 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 43/40
Fall 2010 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 27/35
Fall 2009 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 28/30
Spring 2009 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 29/30
Spring 2008 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 8/20
Spring 2007 LEC App Crypto & Comp Sci Dr. Sheng Zhong 3 7/20
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