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CYBE 3310: Application of Cryptographic Concepts to Cyber Security

(Cross-listed with CPRE 3310).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Laboratory 2.

Prereq: CPRE 2310 or CYBE 2310
Basic cryptographic underpinnings used in modern cyber security encryption suites. Encryption benefits to cyber security and its use in protocols. Topics include cryptographically secure hash functions and pseudorandom numbers, key distribution techniques, secure authentication including single sign on. Detection and prevention of security threats such as covert communication, malicious code, and other security threats in protocols are included. In addition to laboratory experiments and exercises, students complete a project focused on cyber security problem and solution. Graduation Restriction: Only one of CPRE/CYBE 3310 and CPRE 4310 may count towards graduation. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)