CS 6704 Home Page, Fall 1998

The topic for the seminar this term is Cryptography.

If you have not sent me your time preferences please do so (sg@cs.wustl.edu)


Useful Links

CRYPTO '98 program

IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) Home Page

Ron Rivest's links to cryptography and security web pages.


Text Books

There are two primary texts:

Cryptogrophy: Theory and Practice by Douglas R. Stinson (CRC Press).

Applied Cryptography (Second Edition) by Bruce Schneier (Wiley).
Both text books should be available in the book store. In addition we will hand out a few recent conference publication (most likely from Crypto '98).

Schedule

Here is a VERY tentative schedule. The meeting time (and location) will be announced during the first week of classes.
  Week 1: Introduction (portions of Chapter 1 from Stinson)
  Week 2: DES (3.1-3.5 from Stinson)
  Week 3: DES Cryptanalysis (3.6 from Stinson)
  Week 4: RSA basics (4.1-4.4 from Stinson)
  Week 5: More on RSA (portions of 4.5-4.8 from Stinson)
  Week 6: Other CryptoSystems (portions of Chapter 5 from Stinson)
  Week 7: Signature Schemes (portions of Chapter 6 from Stinson)
  Week 8: Hash Functions (portions of Chapter 7 from Stinson)
  Week 9: Key Distribution and Key Agreement (portions of Chap. 8 from Stinson)
  Week 10: selected topic from Schneier text or CRYPTO '98 paper
  Week 11: selected topic from Schneier text or CRYPTO '98 paper
  Week 12: selected topic from Schneier text or CRYPTO '98 paper
  Week 13: selected topic from Schneier text or CRYPTO '98 paper
  Week 14: selected topic from Schneier text or CRYPTO '98 paper