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CENG 661

Advanced Asymmetrical Cryptosystems

This course follows on from the introductory cryptography course. In that course cryptographic algorithms were introduced according to the properties they possessed and how they might fit into larger security architecture. In this unit, the most popular and widely deployed algorithms are studied and highlighted design and cryptanalytic trends over the past twenty years. This course is, by necessity, somewhat mathematical and some basic mathematical techniques will be used. However, despite this reliance on mathematical techniques, the emphasis of the module is on understanding the more practical aspects of the performance and security of some of the most widely used cryptographic algorithms.