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Cryptology is employed to communicate securely, authenticate messages and sign digitally. This four-week course “Introduction to Cryptology” is designed for both computer science and mathematics students, touching upon the most important ideas and techniques of the present day cryptology. All the pre-requisite topics are revised during the lectures making this course self-contained and accessible to a wider audience. It is hoped that this course will prepare interested students for a more extensive course on Information Security.

Week. No. Topics
Week 1    Classical Cryptography, Shannon’s Theory. 
Week 2 Block Ciphers.
Week 3 Public Key Cryptography. 
Week 4 Cryptographic Hash Functions.


Discrete Mathematics

1. Stinson D., “Cryptography Theory and Practice”, 3rd;edition, Chapman & Hall / CRC
2. Das A. and Venimadhavan C. E., “Public-Key Cryptography-Theory and Practice”, Pearson Education Inc
3. Koblitz N., “A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography”, 2nd edition, Springer (Indian Reprint)
4. Buchman J., “Introduction to Cryptography”, 2nd edition, Springer (Indian Reprint)

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