CNT4406 - Network Security and Cryptography (BAS)
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
This course will address the issues of network security with regards to securing data from unauthorized access through the use of various cryptographic techniques. The algorithms used for symmetric ciphers, asymmetric ciphers, and cryptographic data integrity will be discussed. The student will learn the practical use of algorithms for the encryption of data: a public key infrastructure will be implemented to issue certificates, Transport Level Security will be implemented to secure both web and remote access, and Virtual Private Networks will be implemented to secure data in transit across unsecured networks.
Prerequisites: COP3530, ISM3113, ISM3212, ISM3314, ISM4220, ISM4320 (with a grade of C or higher)