Fall 2018

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Applied Encryption I

Unique ID: 27738

DESCRIPTION

In-depth and hands-on look at cyber-security and the technologies that keep our private information private. NO previous programming or security experience is required or presumed, and students from all topical areas in the iSchool are welcome. In this class, students will learn Python scripting, and use it to implement lightweight versions of both ancient and modern cryptography. Topics covered in Applied Encryption 1 range from the cryptographic strategies of Roman soldiers, to the consequences of putting backdoors in our smartphones.

COURSE NOTES

Applied Encryption 1 addresses cyber-security by taking an in-depth and hands-on look at the technologies that keep our private information private. NO previous programming or security experience is required or presumed, and students from all topical areas in the iSchool are welcome. In this class, students will learn Python scripting, and use it to implement lightweight versions of both ancient and modern cryptography. Topics covered in Applied Encryption 1 range from the cryptographic strategies of Roman soldiers, to the consequences of putting backdoors in our smartphones. Syllabus: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/385T%20Applied%20Encryption%201.pdf

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing.

RESTRICTIONS

Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information.