1998 Conferences

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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