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SIT392 - Public-Key Cryptography

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:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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.

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