Introduction to Applied Cryptography
In this introductory course you will develop an understanding of the role that cryptography plays in providing digital security for everyday applications such as the internet, mobile phones, wireless networks, and cryptocurrency.
About this course:
Cryptography provides the core toolkit that underpins most digital security technologies. An understanding of what cryptography does, and its limitations, is critical to developing a wider appreciation of the security of everyday digital applications. Since cryptography provides tools for basic security services such as confidentiality and data integrity, an appreciation of cryptography will also equip you with a fundamental understanding of what security means in cyberspace.
This course is a non-mathematical introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing digital security for everyday applications such as the internet, mobile phones, wireless networks, and cryptocurrency.
You will learn how to make decisions about which cryptographic tools are most appropriate to deploy in specific settings. You will also explore the wider infrastructure surrounding cryptography and how this impacts the overall security of systems deploying cryptography.
The topics we cover include:
- Introduction to the course and the Cryptographic Toolkit
- Applications of Cryptography
- Attacking Cryptosystems.
By completing this course learners will be able to:
- Explain the precise role that cryptography plays in the security of any digital system.
- Appreciate the breadth of use of cryptography to support the security of digital systems.
- Identify core concepts and terminology concerning the use of cryptography
- Assess the points of vulnerability relating to cryptography in any digital system deploying it.