[Noisebridge-discuss] Intro to Crypto course

mohammed Gh mahomagh at gmail.com
Sat May 28 22:26:05 UTC 2016


Hello bridgers,

I agree with Trend. Monday is a big day at NB.

Thanks Audrey for teaching this class.

M.



On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Monday is a great night to meet! Be forewarned that the whole space is
> pretty full at that time on Monday. It may or may not be the level of noise
> you want so I think it is best to just give it a shot unless you know you
> want a quieter environment.
>
> Trent
>
>
>
>
> On Friday, May 27, 2016, Rob M <veryprofessionalguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was going to ask about the syllabus, but there's one right on the
>> link.
>>
>>
>> I'll paste the syllabus below for the mail list only crowd :)
>>
>> Week 1
>>
>> Section 1: what is cryptography about?
>> Section 2: crash course in discrete probability
>> Stream Ciphers 1: the one-time pad and stream ciphers
>> Stream Ciphers 2: attacks and common mistakes
>> Stream Ciphers 3: real-world examples
>> Stream Ciphers 4: what is a secure cipher?
>> Week 1 Review Questions and Programming Project
>>
>> Week 2
>>
>> Block Ciphers 1: overview
>> Block Ciphers 2: The Data Encryption Standard
>> Block Ciphers 3: AES and other constructions
>> How to Use Block Ciphers 1: one-time key
>> How to Use Block Ciphers 2: many-time key
>>
>> Week 3
>>
>> Message Integrity 1: definitions
>> Message Integrity 2: constructions
>> Message Integrity 3: more constructions
>> Collision Resistance 1: what is a collision resistant function?
>> Collision Resistance 2: constructions
>> HMAC: a MAC from a hash function
>>
>> Week 4
>>
>> Authenticated Encryption 1: why is it so important?
>> Authenticated Encryption 2: standard constructions
>> Authenticated Encryption 3: pitfalls
>> Odds and Ends 1: how to derive keys
>> Odds and Ends 2: searching on encrypted data
>> Odds and Ends 3: disk encryption and creditcard encryption
>>
>> Week 5
>>
>> Basic Key Exchange 1: problem statement
>> Basic Key Exchange 2: two solutions
>> Number Theory 1: modular arithmetic
>> Number Theory 2: easy and hard problems
>>
>> Week 6
>>
>> Public Key Encryption from Trapdoor Permutations
>> Public Key Encryption from Trapdoor Permutations: RSA
>> Public Key Encryption from Trapdoor Permutations: attacks
>> Public Key Encryption From Diffie-Hellman: ElGamal
>> Public Key Encryption: summary
>>
>>
>> On 05/27/2016 09:55 AM, Andrey Fedorov wrote:
>>
>> OK, how about on Mondays, 7:30 - 9pm, starting on June 6th?
>>
>> I'm thinking we could (in some order):
>>
>>   - go over the week's material in a summarized form
>>   - talk about real-world crypto systems
>>   - (if applicable) talk about practical applications of the week's
>> material
>>   - (if hungry) eat dinner
>>
>> Any requests / preferences / questions?
>>
>> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:37 AM, <asciimo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> This is a great idea, and I would participate. I started that course in
>>> the past but I dropped out. I would appreciate the accountability and
>>> support of a study group.
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Andrey Fedorov <me at anfedorov.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Howdy folks,
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking to re-take Dan Boneh's Introductory Cryptography Course
>>>> <https://www.coursera.org/learn/crypto> and create a class / study
>>>> group for reviewing the material in a slightly less technical format and
>>>> with practical examples for real world cryptosystems.
>>>>
>>>> Still deciding on a weekly time and am curious to gauge interest to
>>>> figure out how big of a space we'll need. This would be a two month
>>>> commitment for those involved, and would teach you how to speak practically
>>>> about basic cryptography and understand simple cryptosystems (e.g. Bitcoin,
>>>> Tor, various encrypted communication systems).
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Andrey
>>>>
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