An Introduction to Cryptography

Explore how code breakers and spies influenced cryptography and investigate the role it plays in modern secure communication. On this course you will get an introduction to cryptography and cryptanalysis. From ancient examples of secret messages and the spies that cracked them to modern cryptographic applications, you will have the opportunity to explore the foundations of data security.

Course syllabus:

  1. The mathematical concepts underpinning cryptography

  2. Classical cryptography and historical ciphers

  3. The basics of cryptanalysis

  4. Random number generation

  5. Hashing