Data Security and Electronic Commerce
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
October 28-29, 1998
Professor Gordon Agnew
About the course
This two day course is intended to give an introduction to various aspects of
cryptography, data and network security. Emphasis will be placed on
recognition and analysis of threats in computer networks, algorithms,
implementations and standards. The development of security functions such
as privacy, authentication, data integrity, and non-repudiation will be
discussed. The course will examine the properties and functions of both
conventional and public key cryptographic systems (with the aid of
many examples). Actual implementations will also be compared.
As well, a discussion of new technologies such as Elliptic Curve
Cryptosystems will be included. A portion of the course will focus on
new applications of cryptographic systems such as wireless networks.
Who should attend
The course is directed towards technical and non-technical personnel who have
some experience with computer systems and networks. No mathematical background
will be assumed.
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