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Theory and practice of encryption and decryption. Classic ciphers. Shannon's information-theoretic approach. Block and stream ciphers. The DES standard. Public key systems: Diffie-Hellman key exchange, RSA, digital signatures. Elliptic curve cryptography. Authentication protocols. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 19B, 21, and Computer Engineering 16, or equivalent courses. Applied Mathematics and Statistics 27 or equivalent may be substituted for Mathematics 19B and 21. Consult with instructor regarding a course equivalent. J. Yellin
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