ELE 438 - Information and Network Security

Course Description

Elementary cryptography, public key, private key, symmetric key, authentication protocols, firewalls, virtual private networks, transport layer security, and wireless network security.


  • ELE 208 or MTH 362 or MTH 451 or ISE 411
  • OR
  • Junior or Senior standing in computer engineering or computer science
  • OR
  • Permission of instructor

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Information and Network Security
  • Classical Cryptosystems
  • Number Theory Basis: Modular Arithmetic
  • Symmetric Encryption
  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Key Establishment and Authentication Systems
  • Digital Signatures
  • Selected topics in Internet Security
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Security and Trust
  • TEMPEST Security

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