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

Fall 2018
Unique ID: 27738
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Riley, Walker
Room: UTA 1.210B
Days:  Thur
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Restricted to iSchool students.

Topic Description:
Applied Encryption I

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.


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