6.857 Network and Computer Security


Class Info

Emphasis on applied cryptography and may include: basic notion of systems security, crypotographic hash functions, symmetric crypotography (one-time pad, stream ciphers, block ciphers), cryptanalysis, secret-sharing, authentication codes, public-key cryptography (encryption, digital signatures), public-key attacks, web browser security, biometrics, electronic cash, viruses, electronic voting, Assignments include a group final project. Topics may vary year to year.

This class has 6.033, and 6.042J as prerequisites.

6.857 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. Rivest.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the 6.857: Computer and Network Security - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Spring 2017 site or on the 6.857 Stellar site.

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