Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module will aim to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts, theory and application of cryptography. A number of cryptographic techniques and encryption algorithms will be studied and examined. The primary objective for students is to understand and synthesize the practical application of modern cryptography.
This module will provide the building blocks for understanding the risks to protecting information and the principles underlying their security in relation to the field of cryptography. The indicative topic coverage for the five areas of the module are detailed below:
A student passing this module should be able to:
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