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COURSES

Cryptography

INSTRUCTOR

NIKLAS ANDERSON \\ niklasanderson@protonmail.com

Tandem Support Specialist

Major: Management Information Systems (MIS/IT) - c/o '17

Concentration: Telecommunication + Networking

Certifications: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+

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UPCOMING COURSE IN CRYPTOGRAPHY:

Cryptography // Every Wednesday 7PM @ Rawls College of Business Rm 3

This course is free and exclusive to all RISA members. Click here to register for your RISA membership.

OVERVIEW

This course is intended to provide attendees with a high-level understanding of modern cryptographic methods and ciphers. This course is introductory, primarily intended to establish a foothold in the field of cryptography.

This knowledge is essential in the field when selecting, attacking, or designing methods for authentication, establishing confidentiality, and maintaining data integrity.

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Be given members points per session attended (5pts per session)

  • Be able to identify commonly used primitives

  • Be able to explain the fundamentals of hashing, private-public key cryptography, and symmetric encryption

  • Have a basic understanding of the primitives are to be used in real world systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

All members with a technical and non-technical background are welcome. A basic understanding of cybersecurity and/or general computing (IT) and/or Mathematics is helpful in better comprehending the material taught in this course. 

COURSE SCHEDULE - MEETING DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS COMING SOON

Class 1: Introductory Class, Meet Bob and Alice

Class 2: Asymmetric Crypto, RSA and elliptic Curves

Class 3: Reinforcing Asymmetric Crypto, Understanding Applications

Class 4: Symmetric Encryption, Understanding AES and CHACHA20

Class 5: Cryptographic Hashing, Understanding Applications

Class 6: Lessons on Traffic Analysis, and other problems in Applied Crypto

Class 7: Final Exam

REQUIRED SUPPLIES

Laptop (optional)

MICRO-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 100% attendance

  • Attendance quiz at the end of each class

  • Pass final exam with 80% or higher

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