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SIT392 - Public-Key Cryptography

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lynn Batten

Prerequisite:

SIT281 or SIT292

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.

Content

This unit studies the development of attack methods on modern cryptographic systems. RSA-based systems are a major focus and a deep analysis of the structure and design of RSA is undertaken in the unit, with a focus on factorization techniques and primality testing. Random number generation, digital signing and forgeries are studied briefly. Implementation issues such as speed and memory are included.

Assessment

Examination 60%, three assignments (10%, 10%, 20%) 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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