Course Brief

Passwords; access controls; symmetric and asymmetric encryption; confidentiality; authentication; integrity; nonrepudiation; availability; hash functions. Security for electronic mail, IP, web databases, distributed systems. Standards.


  • This course is offered in 30 hours
  • Orientation, Course Outline, Chapter 1 Security
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Encryption
  • Symmetric Key Cryptosystems
  • Hash Functions & Digital Signatures
  • Asymmetric Cryptosystems
  • RSA
  • EL Gamal
  • Key Management
  • PGP and other Internet Protocols

Lectures and tutorials.

Two coursework submissions.

One two-hour 15 minute unseen written paper.

  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (UoL)

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    • Final Project

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