Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 331: Cryptography

Also Offered As -- Math 331


Mathematics (one of COMP 163, Math 313 or Math 201) and Programming (COMP 125, COMP 170, COMP 215, or equivalent).


This course introduces the formal foundations of cryptography and also investigates some well-known standards and protocols. The intended audience is senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The course will include topics selected from the following: information-theoretic security, private key encryption, DES, public key encryption, background on modular arithmetic, RSA, hashing and message authentication codes (MACs), digital signatures, DSS, key distribution and management, PGP, network security, and Fiat-Shamir protocol.