University Catalog

Print Page

CNA 438. Applied Cryptography

Credits: 3
Department: Computer Networking and Applications
Description: Cryptography in secure communications. Secret and Public Key methods. Management of this technology and its relationship to system security policy. Legal and social implications.
Prerequisites: CNA 397, CSCI 201, MATH 221 and MATH 271 with C- or better in each.
Corequisites: CNA 425 or CNA 426
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information:

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate the design principles underlying conventional ciphers.
2. Implement and evaluate symmetric and asymmetric ciphers.
3. Implement public-key encryption algorithms.
4. Examine the use of message authentication codes, hash functions, digital signatures and public-key certificates.
5. Evaluate the applications of codes in computer security.
6. Evaluate the applications of Advanced Encryption Standard.
7. Examine system security policy, legal and social implications of cryptography technology.

The contents in this catalog and other university publications, policies, fees, bulletins or announcements are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student and St. Cloud State University.