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Computer security: Home

The objectives of this course are to provide an overview of the need for, and the technology, algorithms, and standards used in providing computer and communications security.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Computing System
  • Computer security
  • Differential cryptanalysis
  • Ciphers
  • Discrete logarithms



This course aims at teaching students principles of modern cryptography as a major tool in Computer Security. Topics will include block and stream ciphers, secret key encryption (DES, AES, RC-n), Public key encryption (RSA, Diffie-Hellman, Elliptic curve cryptography) …

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.


Subclass QA

QA71-90                                       Instruments and machines

QA75-76.95                                  Calculating machines

QA75.5-76.95                                Electronic computers.  Computer science

QA76.75-76.765                            Computer software

Subject Guide