Each course includes a corresponding learner's project. The projects are designed to help learners objectively evaluate different cryptographic methods as they may be applied to cybersecurity. The project assignments are graded assessments. Learners must earn 100% on the projects to successfully complete this specialization.
Introduction to Applied Cryptography
Cryptographic methods underpinning cybersecurity.
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Classical Cryptosystems and Core ConceptsUpcoming session: Oct 23
- This is Course 1 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated workload: 15-hours per week.
About the CourseWelcome to Introduction to Applied Cryptography. Cryptography is an essential component of cybersecurity. The need to protect sensitive information and ensure the integrity of industrial control processes has placed a premium on cybersecurity skills in
Mathematical Foundations for CryptographyUpcoming session: Oct 23
- This is Course 2 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated workload: 15-hours per week.
About the CourseWelcome to Course 2 of Introduction to Applied Cryptography. In this course, you will be introduced to basic mathematical principles and functions that form the foundation for cryptographic and cryptanalysis methods. These principles and functions will be
Symmetric CryptographyUpcoming session: Oct 23
- 2-5 hours/week
About the CourseWelcome to Symmetric Cryptography! Symmetric cryptography relies on shared secret key to ensure message confidentiality, so that the unauthorized attackers cannot retrieve the message. The course describes substitution and transposition techniques, wh
Asymmetric Cryptography and Key ManagementUpcoming session: Oct 23
- 2-5 hours/week
About the CourseWelcome to Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management! In asymmetric cryptography or public-key cryptography, the sender and the receiver use a pair of public-private keys, as opposed to the same symmetric key, and therefore their cryptographic operat
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