ISSC266 Cryptography Concepts (3 semester hours)

This course will provide an extensive overview of the field of cryptography, which includes but not limited to a historical perspective on early systems, building to the number theoretic foundations of modern day cryptosystems. Upon completion of this course students will have the ability to demonstrate a knowledge of how cryptosystems are designed, and to match cryptosystems to the needs of an application. Students will also study basic cryptanalysis and will be presented with real life breaches of common cryptosystems so that they better understand the dangers within cryptosystem design and in the design of systems that rely on cryptography. Students will also gain an understanding of the various methods of encryption and analyze the strength and weaknesses of various techniques to ensure data assets are protected and secure.