Hochschule Darmstadt - Fb Informatik

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Module numbers:41.4936 [PVL 41.4937]
Study programme:Dualer Master 2013 - Katalog T: Theorieorientierte Module
JIM 2013 - Elective Catalogue T
Master 2013 - Katalog T: Theorieorientierte Module
JIM 2006 - Courses
Master 2006 - Katalog T: Theorieorientierte Module
Master 2006 - Vertiefung IS: IT-Sicherheit
MN Data Science 2016 - Katalog M-I_I: Allgemeine Wahlpflicht Informatik
Type of course:V+Ü+P = Lecture+Exercise+Practical
Weekly hours:2+1+1
Credit Points:6
Exam:written exam
Registering for examexplicitly and independent of booking
PVL (e.g. Practical):not graded (ungraded practical course and participation in the exercises)
Frequency of offering:each summer semester (lastly in SS 2021)
Required knowledge:Desirable: Cryptology from the Bachelor's programme
Learning objectives:After this course the students
  • have an understanding of different security terms in cryptography.
  • have knowledge of the significance of probabilities and entropy for the security of cryptographic schemes.
  • understand the fundamental principles of quantum cryptography.
  • know that alternative cryptographic schemes like elliptic curve based procedures exist and how to apply them in practice.
  • are able to choose suitable parameters for cryptographic schemes.
  • evaluate the security of pseudo random numbers and stream ciphers.
  • have knowledge of implementation aspects of cryptography and are able to apply this knowledge in practice.
  • are able to decide about the zero-knowledge property of a cryptographic protocol.
  • Information theory (terms, probability, Shannon's theorem)
  • Entropy
  • Design principles of cryptographic hash functions
  • Fundamentals of quantum cryptography
  • A sketch of RSA and Elliptic curve cryptography
  • Pseudo random number generators and stream ciphers
  • Implementation issues (efficiency, obfuscation)
  • Practical solutions to exercises

Additionally: Autonomous acquisition of zero knowledge protocols, which will be
treated in the exam.
  • Nigel Smart: Cryptography. Mcgraw-Hill Professional, 2002
  • Alfred Menezes, Paul van Oorschot, Scott Vanstone: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, 1996
  • Bruce Schneier: Applied Cryptography, John Wiley & Sons, 1995
  • Further current literature is mentioned in the lecture.
Lecture style / Teaching aids:Seminaristic lecture + practical course + exercise (half of the practical course consists of theoretical exercises)
Responsibility:Alex Wiesmaier
Released:WS 2013/2014
Offered in SS 21:Henhapl / Alnahawi
Professional competencies:
  • formal, algorithmic, mathematical competencies: high
  • analytical, design and implementation competencies: high
  • technological competencies: medium (Dealing with cryptographic libraries (e.g. openssl), concealment methods for securing the private key, efficient implementations)
  • capability for scientific work: medium
Interdisciplinary competencies:
  • project related competencies: low
  • interdisciplinary expertise: basic technical and natural scientific competence

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