2021 Modern Cryptography

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Instructor(s)
Ogata Wakaha 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4()  Thr3-4()  
Group
-
Course number
ICT.C401
Credits
2
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2021/4/6
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Models, security definitions, and security proofs of cryptographic techniques such as encryption schemes, message authentication, digital signature, secret sharing, are explained.
Cryptography deals not only encryption system but also message authentication,digital signature, user authentication, etc. The security of these techniques is guaranteed by mathematics, especially number theory. Students are expected to learn the theory behind their techniques.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to
1) explain the mechanism of fundamental cryptographic technology,
2) explain the security background of cryptographic techniques,
3) explain the difference between computational security and information theoretical security,
4) distinguish what we can achieve by using modern cryptograph.

Keywords

Symmetric encryption, public-key encryption, message authentication, digital signature, secret sharing, zero-knowledge proof, security model

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Basically, the lecturer explains the contents of the text. The students might be given small exercises for better understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Basic of security notions in cryptography Understand the model and security notion of cryptosystems.
Class 2 Symmetric encryption, mode of operation Before coming to class, review the previous lesson.
Class 3 Public-key encryption 1 : model and Rabin cryptosystem Understand the model and security definition of public key cryptosystems.
Class 4 Public-key encryption 2 : ElGamal cryptosystem Before coming to class, review the previous lesson.
Class 5 Diffie-Hellman key exchange and security of ElGamal cryptosystem Before coming to class, review ElGamal cryptosystem.
Class 6 Message authenticaion Understand the model and security notion of message authenticaion.
Class 7 Basic of disital signature scheme Before coming to class, review the contents in Section 2 of the course textbook.
Class 8 Some concrete digital signature schemes Before coming to class, review the previous lesson.
Class 9 Zero-knowledge proof 1: Model and definition Understand the concept of ZKIP and its definition.
Class 10 Zero-knowledge proof 2 : applications Before coming to class, review the previous lesson.
Class 11 Secret sharing 1 : Model and definition Understand the concept of secret sharing and its definition.
Class 12 Secret sharing 2 : applications Before coming to class, review the previous lesson.
Class 13 Hash function Before coming to class, review digital signature.
Class 14 Pseudo-random generator

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' achievement of "student learning outcome" are evaluated based on regular assigments. (5 times or more)

Related courses

  • ICT.C315 : Cryptographic Technology and Network Security

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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