Einführung in die moderne Kryptographie



Time and place:

  • Mon 16:15-17:45, Room 00.152-113
  • Wed 10:15-11:45, Room 00.152-113

Fields of study

  • WPF INF-MA from SEM 1
  • WPF INF-BA from SEM 5

Prerequisites / Organizational information

No previous knowledge in Cryptography or computer Security is required.


This course gives a comprehensive introduction to modern cryptography. The course also serves as a base for other courses on cryptography that are offered by the chair. The topics covered are the following:

- Information theoretic security
- Computational security
- Private key Encryption
- Message Authentication Codes
- Hash functions
- Public key Encryption
- Digital Signatures

More advanced topics may be covered if time permits.

On successfully passing the course, the student is guaranteed to be knowledgeable on the basic concepts of provable security.

Recommended Literature

Introduction to Modern Cryptography Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell 2nd Edition (2014) (Chapman & Hall/CRC Cryptography and Network Security Series) ISBN-13: 978-1466570269

Additional information

Expected participants: 20