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Curriculum: Starter Track

Cryptography basics


Cryptography is the key technology to ensure the security and privacy of IT-systems. The understanding of basic principles of cryptographic functions is an indispensable prerequisite for the development of modern IT systems.

Learning contents:

This course will provide elementary knowledge in cryptography (in theory and practice). For example: asymmetric vs. symmetric encryption, cryptographic hash functions, digital signatures and public-key infrastructures, post-quantum cryptography.

Learning objectives:

Basic knowledge in cryptography, which in particular allows one to assess the strength of cryptographic methods in practice.

Prior knowledge:


Further reading:

C.Paar, J.Pelzl: Understanding Cryptography  A.J. Menezes et al: Handbook of Applied Cryptography


May 11, 2023, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


DFKI Bremen
B 0.10 Conference Room

Robert-Hooke-Straße 1
28359 Bremen

Online via Zoom

Hutter, Prof. Dr. Dieter

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen
Vice Director of the Cyber-Physical-System Department

Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen


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