PV079 Applied Cryptography

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2005
Extent and Intensity
1/3. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Krhovják, Ph.D. (assistant)
RNDr. Marek Kumpošt, Ph.D. (assistant)
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D. (assistant)
RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (assistant)
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Tue 16:00–17:50 B410
! P079 Applied Cryptography
It is recommended to register this course after a cryptography course (M0170 or IV054), and it is also useful to have PV017 prior to this course.
Both the course and the final exam are in English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course is aimed at students of a cryptography course who wish to explore selected topics in cryptography in a greater depth, with a particular focus on cryptography deployment issues, standards and applications. The course enhances students' working experience with up-to-date cryptosystems, and enables them to deploy cryptography effectively.
  • Topics depend on recent developments in the area, but usually cover:
  • Relations of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
  • Hash functions and their applications.
  • Digital signatures, MAC.
  • Non-repudiation.
  • Cryptographic protocols, entity authentication.
  • Public key infrastructure, certification.
  • Trust, electronic and/vs. real relations.
  • E-commerce security, payment systems.
  • Hardware protection of (cryptographic) secrets.
  • Patents and standards.
  • State restrictions and cryptology.
  • MENEZES, A. J., Paul van OORSCHOT and Scott A. VANSTONE. Handbook of applied cryptography. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1997. xiii, 780. ISBN 0-8493-8523-7. info
  • SCHNEIER, Bruce. Applied cryptography, second edition : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. xxiii, 758. ISBN 0471117099. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Final "open book" exam accounts for 50% and assignments also for 50 % of the final grade. Both the course and the final exam are in English.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2005, recent)
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